Plaza Cards in Southport is closing its doors after more than 60 years of trading.
The shop, on Lord Street in Southport town centre, will close its doors for the last time on Saturday 20th January 2024.
Owner Chris Newell has thanked “all our wonderful customers” who have supported the shop over the past six decades.
The shop remains open for the next efw weeks, selling Christmas cards, birthday cards and other items all at 50% off.
Chris Newell posted: “It is with a heavy heart that after more than 60 years Plaza Cards will close on Saturday 20th January 2024.
“The last couple of years have been a real struggle for many of us, but sadly for our business this knock on effect is no longer sustainable.
“Thank you to all our wonderful customers who have continued to support us during these hard times, we’ve met so many amazing friendly people.
“We would also like to thank all of our staff past and present who have been a part of Plaza Cards over the years.
“As of Monday 20th November everything in store will be 50% off and will continue to be right up until the official closing date.
“We look forward to seeing you in store!
“Many thanks and best wishes from all the team at Plaza Cards.
“Chris, Mark, Annette and Joe.”
Local people gave their reaction to the news in the Stand Up For Southport Facebook group.
Janet Halsall said: “So sad, I loved calling in to see you.”
Fiona Brookfield said: “So sad my family have been buying cards from yourselves for over 50 years, my parents especially, my late father wouldn’t go anywhere else .
“Good luck for the future.”
Donna Platts said: “So sorry to hear this.
“When will the public realise that they have to support their local High Street if they want to keep it alive?
“You will be a massive loss to Lord Street. Wishing you all the best.”