Date announced for when South Shields’ Wilko store will close
Both South Tyneside stores are closing this month.
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Wilko has long been a mainstay of UK high streets for decades, but in August it was announced the company would be appointing administrators as it was seeking a buyer following a period of difficult trading conditions.
On Tuesday, September 19 the Jarrow branch of the store shut its doors for the final time under the name and the final date for the South Shields branch has also been announced as part of the closure process.
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It has been confirmed the Market Place shop will be closing for the final time on Tuesday, September 26. This will be the same day as other North East shops in Blyth, Chester le Street and Hartlepool.
Although Wilko will no longer be a name on the UK high street, the deal with Poundland will see a series of shops remain under new names. In the North East this includes Alnwick, Cramlington, Gateshead, Jarrow, Peterlee and Seaham as well as the South Shields site.
There is hope that staff currently working at these sites may see similar roles under the new name and ownership.