House of Fraser in Altrincham is to close down after Mike Ashley decided to cut up to 42 stores up and down the country.
The Altrincham store which has been tucked away in the corner on Stamford New Road for decades was doomed after Ashley bought the company.
Some reports suggest that Mike Ashley was unhappy with how much the landlords were charging, we feel though the location of his current Sports Direct stores could have come in to play, if that is the case then the Altrincham House Of Fraser was doomed since a Sports Direct store is only a few minutes down the road at Altrincham Retail Park.
Sadly for Altrincham another store will be empty, rents are very high in Altrincham we have been told as they are in Sale, if you wanted to rent the old Argos store on School Road in Sale this will set you back a lot of money.
We are hearing also from some staff at Sale Square Shopping Centre that New Look and Select are on the brink of closing down although we cannot confirm this as true, the owners of New Look have said in recent times that they may have to close some stores down.