Louise Goldsmith responds to House of Fraser closing date
The leader of West Sussex County Council has called the House of Fraser closure early next year 'a really big blow'.
The new owners of House of Fraser confirmed yesterday (October 24) the site would finally be closing on January 27, after months of uncertainty.
In a statement, Louise Goldsmith said: "The news that the House of Fraser store in Chichester is closing is really a big blow for residents, visitors and in particular the staff who work there. For so many years we have had a department store in West Street and I think everyone will be saddened at its final demise – and so the department store in West Street is now set to become part of Chichester’s history.
"So just to reassure everyone the county council is working hard with our district and boroughs and other partners to find innovative ways to bring people into town centres right across West Sussex.