By Paul Macdonald

A popular market town store, doomed to closure by the economic effects of the Covid pandemic just a couple of weeks ago, is now staying open.

“Poundland is delighted to announce it is keeping the store in Warminster open,” said a company spokesperson yesterday, Friday, August 14, just days before the store was due to close forever.

“The store at Three Horseshoes Walk shopping centre will continue to play a key role in serving the community and help the town centre rebuild after Covid-19. We never want to close any store and leave our customers disappointed, so we are pleased we have been able to agree new realistic rental terms to keep our doors open in Warminster.

“It’s also great news for our colleagues. As a growing retailer, we want to work closely with landlords and play our part in getting the nation’s high streets back on their feet.”

Just a handful of days ago, it was revealed by New Valley News that the Three Horsehoes Walk retailer, a favourite with many shoppers for many years, and shared with Pep & Co, had been forced to close.

The company had been successful with other landlords in other towns in getting help with dealing with difficult trading conditions, and other Wiltshire stores were staying open.

“The numbers simply did not stack up even for a growing retailer like us.”

The numbers now stack up again and the shop is due to re-open next Tuesday.