A HEXHAM discount store is set to close.

Closing down/sale signs line the Yorkshire Trading Company on the town's Fore Street.

The signs say all stock must go.

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It comes after the former Robbs building, later known as Beales and renamed Hexham Outlet Centre, in which the bargain shop is housed, was sold over the asking price.

The old department store, which flanks Fore Street and Priestpopple, was due to go to auction with Acuitus but was sold before it could go under the hammer to a locally-based private limited company.

A spokesman for Acutius said at the time they could not confirm the final sum, but that it was sold for over the guide price of £750,000.

The prominent, town centre building, owned by Buccleuch Property, is part let to the Yorkshire Trading Co.

There is speculation the trader may be moving to the former M&Co site across the road but efforts to contact them have been unsuccessful. 

The Yorkshire Trading Company currently has stores in Cramlington, Morpeth and Alnwick and markets itself as a “chain of variety and discount stores”.

It was announced it was opening in Hexham in October 2020 and opened shortly after to much fanfare.