Published: September 2, 2012
Burnham-On-Sea dry cleaning store shuts up shop after 30 years

A long-running dry cleaning store in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea has closed down over the past week with the loss of three jobs.

Johnson Service Group shut its Burnham store at 53 The High Street for the final time on August 29th as part of a nationwide cost-cutting project to axe 100 of its 460 shops by the end of this year - as first reported last month here.

Burnham store manager Margaret Merrett told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It is very disappointing after more than 30 years of business in Burnham but we have seen it coming for some time. Dry cleaning is a luxury that many people cut back on when times are tough. Trade here at the Burnham store has tailed off by over a half in recent years."

John Talbot, Chairman of The Johnson Service Group, said the 100 stores that are closing are all loss-making, adding: "We are in a lot of locations where the high street is dying around us. If you take out these 100 loss-making locations a lot of the portfolio is growing."

 


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