Leeds city centre Thorntons store closes permanently

The Leeds city centre Thorntons store has closed permanently.

Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 7:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 7:32 pm
The Thorntons store on Commercial Street has been closed.

The chocolate shop, located on Commercial Street, was closed for good on Saturday, January 4.

The famous Thorntons sign has been removed from above the door and the shop has has been stripped bare.

A spokeswoman for the company said the shop "no longer met customer needs."

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She said: "Like any retailer, we are continuously reviewing our store estate to ensure we are in the locations that meet our customer needs.

"As a result of such a review, the decision was taken to close our store in Leeds Commercial Street on January 4.

"Thorntons has been delighted to serve our many local customers over the years and we would encourage them to shop for their favourite Thorntons products at our Leeds White Rose store, or online at www.thorntons.co.uk in the future.”

The Thorntons store in the White Rose Shopping Centre remains open.

It is now the only Thorntons store in Leeds.