Business Rates And Out-Of-Town Shopping Blamed As York Fashion Shop Set To Close


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By Andrew Hitchon in The Press.


A women’s fashion shop is closing down after more than 20 years trading in the centre of York.

A director of CMD Womenswear in Feasegate, which will close once a new business has been found to lease the property, blamed a number of factors – including high business rates and competition from out-of town shopping developments.

Paul Jackson, director of CMD Retail Ltd, said he had sought to negotiate a rent reduction, but the landlord had decided to seek another business to lease the premises, which the landlord was ‘entirely entitled to do’.


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