dry cleaning store shuts up shop after 30 years
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.
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.
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."
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