Hoopers’ Carlisle branch could close

After trading in Carlisle since 2006, the department store group Hoopers is considering the future of its store on Castle Street.
Hoopers managing director Anne Horton said, “Unfortunately, in spite of the best efforts of all concerned and significant investment in the property, we have had to conclude that Hoopers’ style of trading has not been a success in Carlisle and the store is no longer sustainable. Alternative solutions continue to be investigated while we embark upon full consultation with all affected staff.”

According to the company’s website, the store in the county town of Cumbria will continue trading until the possible final closure on June 23.

Hoopers also operates stores in Torquay, Wilmslow, Tunbridge Wells and Harrogate, all of which include cookshop departments with the exception of Harrogate. All the other Hoopers stores are unaffected by the closure of Carlisle.

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