dry cleaning store to close this month after 30 years
cleaning store in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea is to close at
the end of this month with the loss of three jobs.
Johnson Service Group has confirmed that its Burnham store at
53 The High Street will shut on August 29th as part of a nationwide
cost-cutting project to axe 100 of its 460 shops by the end of
store manager Margaret Merrett told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We
have been told that our store will be closing with the loss of
all its jobs at the end of August."
is very disappointing after more than 30 years of business in
Burnham but we have seen it coming for some time."
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."
"But because of the history of the company and how it was
put together, we have too many shops on high streets where there
are too many shops boarded up, and charity shops. It is a change
in Britain's high streets. In supermarkets or drive-ins, our shops
are doing well."