Next has announced its to close one of the flagship stores at a Derry retail park.
The company said the lease was up at the Crescent Link Home store and it would shut on February 1, 2024.
It employs around 25 people at the store with some already offered positions in other Next shops in Derry.
The retailer said it was “actively working” with staff to find them jobs at either Lisnagelvin or Foyleside.
Foyle MP Colum Eastwood said the closure of the Next store was “gutting” for staff and their families in the mouth of Christmas.
The SDLP leader said that every effort should be made to attract a new tenant to the site “to boost the local economy and to create jobs”.
Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Ciara Ferguson said the closure was “a devastating blow to workers, families and the local economy”.Tags: