Menkind store in Salisbury to close at the end of the month

A GIFT store in Salisbury is closing at the end of the month.

Posters at Menkind, in the Old George Mall, have been put up informing shoppers the store will close on January 31.

The firm, which has more than 50 stores across the country, said the city store performed “below our expectations”.

“We are always looking for opportunities to open new Menkind stores, unfortunately the store in Salisbury performed below our expectations, hence we have taken the difficult decision to close the store,” a spokesperson said.

“For Salisbury customers the nearest Menkind store is at West Quay Shopping Centre, Southampton.”
Menkind also has a shop at the Clarks Village development, in Street.

Shoppers reacted to the news on social media.

Natalie Romano wrote: “My 11 year old really enjoyed looking round there and I got a few bits for my boys in there for Christmas.

“Such a shame as I’m opting to buy in town rather than get it delivered where I can.

“Luckily I think there’s one in Southampton or Basingstoke.”

And Victoria Kirk added: “Gutted. Love Menkind, one of my favourite shops.”

One Comment

  1. Pamela Mattocks Reply

    Sadly, yet another business leave the city, yet continues to trade elsewhere. Seems Salisbury is not very welcoming to traders. High rents, taxes, parking charges, and of course it’s in a terrible muddle sy the moment! Time our councillors did something to encourage businesses to stay..

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