One of the oldest names on Eastleigh’s Market Street, Currys, will be pulling down their shutters for the last time on April 29 due to lack of business.
In the ‘60s and ‘70s Currys were located at the opposite side of the road to their current premises which was then a branch of Dixons.
At that time Currys sold a wide variety of goods including fridges and bicycles – when Dixons bought the chain out, the name ‘Currys’ disappeared from Market Street for a while but returned when the Dixons store was rebranded as ’Currys Digital’ selling high tech items.
The closure means that DSG – the Dixons group – have pulled out of Eastleigh town centre completely leaving the town without a dedicated electrical retail store (hands up if you remember Nalder & Cox).
A member of staff, who did not wish to be named, told Eastleigh News:
‘We simply weren’t doing enough business in Eastleigh’
adding that there would be no redundancies as staff have been relocated.
The nearest branch of Curry’s will now be at Hedge End retail park and the Eastleigh store is selling off its remaining stock at a discount.
Meanwhile another business nearby in Wells Place – the Perfume Warehouse – is also holding a closing down sale although no one was available for comment.