B&M store to close this Saturday in St George’s Retail Park

The fourth Next store in Leicester will be replacing B&M's retail location.

B&M to close on Saturday, September 18, at St George's Retail Park in Leicester

Say goodbye to one of B&M’s popular chain store which is set to close on Saturday, September 18.


The company’s website doesn’t mention the reason for closure, but it has been confirmed that Next store agreed a five-year turnover based lease earlier this year to replace the B&M building.


B&M operates across the country including two other stores in Leicester which are still fully open. The two stores are currently located in Haymarket shopping centre and Belgrave Gate.


The store is famously known for its affordability and popular brands with regular offers on electrical, DIY, toys & games, food & drink, health & beauty and more.


The website listing for B&M's St George’s retail location states the following: “Unfortunately your B&M Leicester - St Georges Way store will close on Saturday, September 18, 2021.


“We'd like to apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of this closure. Please see below to find your next nearest B&M store.”


Shoppers are not to be disappointed by B&M’s closure as Next will take over the building soon.


"We can confirm that Next will be opening a clearance store at St George's Retail Park in Leicester. Unfortunately we don't have any further information at this time," Asia Huntley, a Next representative told us.


Next recently launched their third largest store in Fosse Park’s shopping centre in Leicester. The store opened in April this year with new features that ranged from men’s, women’s, children’s clothing as well as Next’s home collection.

Next store in Fosse Park's Shopping Centre in Leicester opened in April 2021

The upstairs level inside of Next features a Costa Coffee where customers can indulge with a handcrafted hot drink after shopping in store.


The new store's features include customer collection stations, boutique-inspired fitting rooms, and updated till points to improve the customer shopping experience.


Fosse Park’s Next has a massive sq. ft of 56,536, making it the third largest Next store in the UK.


The store’s new location in St George’s Retail Park will maintain the building’s 10,000 sq. ft and impress shoppers with this store being the only clothing outlet within the retail park.

Written by Siddiqa Reininghaus

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