The former Poundland store on Eastbank Street in Southport town centre. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

The Poundland shop on Eastbank Street in Southport town centre has closed. 

Staff were inside the store today removing and packing away the remaining stock. 

A poster in the window announced: ‘Sorry! We have closed’ but adds ‘Don’t worry, we’re not far!’ 

The nearest Poundland store is 0.6 miles away at the Central 12 retail Park on Derby Road. 

Poundland opened its store at Central 12 in 2016 after the discount chain completed its takeover of 99p Stores which had previously occupied the site since 2012. 

Poundland is the second national retailer this year to announce its relocation from Southport town centre to Central 12, after B&M announced it is planning to move from its Lord Street home to the retail park. 

Good news is coming soon to Eastbank Street with the planned opening of the new Southport Enterprise Arcade. 

One of the major ambitions of the Southport Town Deal project, it will see the conversion of the four-storey Grade II Listed Crown Buildings at 9-11 Eastbank Street – above the Entertainer toy shop and in the ground floor previously occupied by the Gallary Grill and the former mobile phone shop. 

It will become a new high tech, collaborative and affordable workspace for small businesses. 

Work is due to take place this autumn to pedestrianise Market Street and make King Street one-way in a bid to attract more shoppers to the area. 

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