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Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Greggs bakery PortswoodStaff say bakery chain Greggs is pulling out of Portswood from September.

It’s understood the store will close on Saturday (September 3), when the lease expires.

Rising rent and rates are said to be a significant factor.

As reported, just along the road, sweet shop The Sweet Bar is holding a closing down sale and also expected to close by early September.

Kevin Fagan, who runs nearby shoe repair and luggage store Fagans, said that while his shop wasn’t going anywhere, and it had more time to run on its lease, Portswood had been really quiet lately – even given student holidays and hot weather.

“Portswood’s not like it used to be. It just seems to be a lot quieter the last couple of months. You don’t see the people about half the time. I’ve got a friend who runs a shop in Westbourne and he says it’s exactly the same, so I think it’s not just here, but it’s the same in most places.”

But he said he thought Greggs was quite busy: “You always see people going past with Greggs bags,” he said.

Greggs staff say they will be redeployed within the business. Greggs head office spokespeople didn’t respond to requests to confirm or comment by publication time.

Previously: Portswood sweet shop closing

Greggs Bakery Portswood
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