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Fifteen jobs could go as Disney Store closes

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: December 27, 2012

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THE fairytale is over for Cheltenham's Disney Store as it is set to close on January 8.

Up to 15 posts could be at risk at the Beechwood Arcade shop.

Unsold stock will be sent to Bristol.

No one from the store was able to comment and the Disney Store's head office was yesterday closed.

Mum Kate Stevens, of Leckhampton, said it was a shame the store was closing.

She said: "There are not many children's toy shops in the town, so I will be sad to see it go. I know my son likes going in there and it is a bit of an adventure for children.

"But it has always been quite expensive so I can see why it might be struggling."

The Cheltenham closure comes after the international children's toy chain shut in Bath and will stop trading in its Hull branch in March.

Jewellers Silver Mine, opposite the store, also had a sign out yesterday saying it would close in the New Year.

It will, however, reopen after a three-day renovation.

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  • dodoleduck  |  December 28 2012, 11:05AM

    Hope my uncle Donald is OK

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  • thomas1996  |  December 27 2012, 7:19PM

    Greggs just a short walk up the High Street from the 'Dismal Store' does a luverly 'cup of chino' for only £1.35 (with collector card to get stamped each visit for the 8th cup free)

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  • ShorterNews  |  December 27 2012, 6:25PM

    Agree with JustTrolling. I'd rather pay £2.35 for a decent cup of premium coffee, with guaranteed quality, than a grotty mug of lukewarm, weak, instant brown muck. Plenty of people agree by spending their money in Costa, Starbucks, Nero and Soho; so it can't be that bad.

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  • zalapompadoo  |  December 27 2012, 5:43PM

    its a shame for the little ones

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  • JustTrolling  |  December 27 2012, 3:50PM

    Maybe it'll be replaced by a "local coffee shop" serving Nescafe original for £1.50 a cup.

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  • NibNobs  |  December 27 2012, 3:24PM

    Oh no another Costa-lot Coffee? Bigbucks? Cafe Zero? £2.60 for a mug of frothy milk and £3.95 for a pannini - whoopee!

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  • Mdolla  |  December 27 2012, 1:14PM

    I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did!

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  • LORDELPUS  |  December 27 2012, 9:18AM

    This must be the worse piece of journalism I have ever read. We have twseparatete stories here one of a major retailer closing down permanently and another of a retailer confident in the future by refurbishing its premises , but is reported as having to sign out, not close temporarily. I have not purchased The Echo for years and onoccasionallyaly bother to read it on line, The standard of journalism is appalling a 5 year old would have done a better job.

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  • thomas1996  |  December 27 2012, 9:17AM

    What's the betting on the replacement bring ANOTHER phone shop or yet another over-priced coffee shop?

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