The stores you can no longer visit in Merry Hill
Shoppers have flocked to the Black Country’s largest mall after completely reopening.
Primark, Next and H&M are just a few of the non-core stores in the intu Merry Hill that have attracted customers in droves.
However, there are a handful of stores that have closed for good and their old retail units remain cold, empty, and closed.
The center is open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Here is a list of the stores that you can no longer visit at the Brierley Hill Mall:
The electronics store closed its doors to intu Merry Hill. A note pinned to the door informed customers that the nearest branch is at Crossley Retail Park in Kidderminster.
The store specializes in home electronics and accessories such as power cables and connectors.
It was formerly located at Boulevard Unit 2 – near the bus station.
The former Peacocks’ house in the intu Merry Hill store remains empty.
The collapsed fashion chain was rescued by a former executive five months after he fell into administration.
The retailer, which was once part of Philip Day’s Edinburgh Woolen Mill (EWM) group, is the latest in the fashion empire to be rescued, following the acquisition of Jaeger by Marks & Spencer earlier this year.
A senior executive backed by a consortium of international investors saved the chain, saving 200 stores and 2,000 jobs, it has been confirmed.
The new owner will collect the £ 70million tab owed to unsecured creditors – including suppliers and owners.
Other Black Country stores can be found in Wolverhampton and West Bromwich.
The popular chocolatier at Intu Merry Hill Mall has closed its doors for good.
In a statement released by mall bosses, they said they were “saddened” to learn that Thorntons would be closing all of its 61 stores for good, with 603 jobs affected.
A spokesperson for Thorntons said: “The changing dynamics of the high street, the shift in customer behavior towards the web, the continued impact of Covid and the many lockdown restrictions over the past year – particularly during our key negotiating times over Easter and Christmas – have meant that we have operated under the most difficult circumstances. “
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While many stores reopened on April 12, the Milano Couture boutique was not one of them.
It opened in the intu Merry Hill Center at the end of 2019. The fashion store was located in the Lower Mall across from Boots.
Its sales area remains empty.
A search of the mall’s business directory confirmed it was no longer on the listings.
The Burtons men’s clothing store in Merry Hill has closed. It comes after online fashion retailer Boohoo struck a £ 25million deal to buy the Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton brands from Sir Philip Green’s failed Arcadia empire.
The Manchester-based company said it would purchase all of the three brands ‘e-commerce and digital assets, as well as their inventory, although the deal does not include the brands’ retail stores, concessions or franchises.
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In May 2019, Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group announced plans to close 23 stores, including the Merry Hill store.
Dorothy Perkins, Burton, Topshop and Topman stores were closed under a company voluntary agreement (CVA).
During a visit to the mall in April 2021, the store was left empty.
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The women’s fashion brand has closed its doors in the intu Merry Hill center and launched its online sales.
He was based at unit L33 but the store is now empty until a new retailer takes over.
You can read more about Evans at their Facebook page.
The global brand, specializing in outdoor clothing and footwear, opened in November 2018 but suddenly closed in January 2020.
A sign stuck to the store window read: “This store is now closed. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.”
The store was one of 12 that was shut down by Timberland Business Partner 73 Retail, which requested voluntary arrangements from the company to help settle debts.
A Timberland spokesperson said: “Stabio, CH – Longtime Timberland franchise partner 73 Retail has announced the closure of 12 stores across the UK.
“The tough decision comes after 73 Retail filed for CVA last November due to difficult market conditions, industry volatility and business trends, which led the company to close half of Timberland stores. which it operates in the UK, alongside stores of other brands, including North Face and Havaianas. “
Across the UK, Hotter stores began reopening on April 12, but intu store Merry Hill was not one of them.
The nearest stores are in Lichfield and Solihull, otherwise it’s time to get acquainted with the tech as Brierley Hill Hotter fans will need to shop online.
In April 2021, the store was left empty.
You can find out more via the Hotter Facebook page.
The Oasis store in Merry Hill has closed and the store remains empty.
In April 2020, over 1,800 Oasis Warehouse Limited staff lost their jobs when the company went into administration.
It was bought by Boohoo who agreed to buy the business for £ 5.25million.
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The casual clothing brand for men and women has closed its doors on the upper level of the intu Merry Hill store.
It opened in December 2019. Find out more about the store The Facebook page.
The travel store in Unit 97 at Merry Hill Mall has closed its doors for good and the retail space remains empty.
This follows the collapse of the Thomas Cook brand in September 2019.
The Twenty9 store in Merry Hill is currently closed. In an update posted by the company on Facebook, executives said: “Dear customers, it is with a heavy heart that we announce the closure of our six stores: Wolverhampton, Telford, Walsall and Intu Merry Hill Diffusion, Twenty9 Men & Women and Twenty9 Children with immediate effect, in light of the Covid-19 epidemic, to comply with social distancing guidelines from government authorities and healthcare professionals.
“As an independent company this has been a difficult decision to make, however the safety and well-being of our staff, customers and community is the top priority for us, so it is important that we put these measures in place until further notice.
“Our website will always be fully operational with all the new seasonal styles, including exciting new brands.
“To thank our customers for their continued support, we are offering 20% off selected items online.
“We will continue to follow the safety advice and once it is safe we look forward to reopening our doors with a warm welcome.
“Stay safe and take care of us, on behalf of all of us at Diffusion.”
For shoppers looking for a stylish new pair of glasses from Optical Express, you’ll need to head to Waterfront Business Park as the intu Merry Hill store has moved.
Closing soon, Debenhams
Debenhams is expected to close after the Boohoo Group bought the chain’s website, but the stores were not part of the deal. They are temporarily open to get rid of any existing stock but will close shortly. Worth a look for the bargains.
One to watch …
A new spa appears to be opening in the lower mall at Merry Hill Mall.
It is called Therapy Clinic and offers a range of treatments ranging from laser hair removal, anti-wrinkle injections, skin and lip fillers.
They are currently recruiting new employees. To apply, send an email to [email protected]