Clinton Cards closes its Bridlington shop

Clinton Cards has closed in the Promenades shopping centre.

Clinton Cards has closed in the Promenades shopping centre.

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BRIDLINGTON’S Clinton Cards shop in the Promenades Shopping Centre has closed after it was announced last Friday that it would not rescued as part of a sale package.

The Clinton Cards group, which owned 784 stores around the UK, went into administration on May 9 and it was later announced that 350 stores would close.

On June 7, US company Lakeshore Lending Ltd bought Clinton’s brands and assets saving a number of its shops.

But last Friday it was announced by administrators Zolfo Cooper that the Bridlington store would be one of 122 stores closing, as it was not included in the sale.

The store closed its doors for the final time on Tuesday evening.

The Bridlington store was not part of an initial cull, but now joins 122 others around the country that were to be closed by today (Thursday) including stores in Hull and Goole.

In a statement, Zolfo Cooper said: “Three hundred and thirty stores were not included in the sale to Lakeshore and remained under the control of the joint administrators.

“A further 122 stores will cease trading by June 21.

“The joint administrators continue to welcome expressions of interest for this part of the estate, as a whole or in part.”