Wallis abandons Southport March 17th, 2016 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments Photo: Wallis, Chapel Street – Closed Another well-know high street giant has decided Southport is no longer viable and closed it’s doors for the final time. February was another bad month for Southport town centre. High street giants ‘Accessorize’ & ‘The Body Shop’ closed down. Photo: The Body shop, Chapel Street – Closed Other businesses that have closed down along Lord Street recently include: http://www.otsnews.co.uk/iconic-southport-shop-thorntons-set-to-close/ http://www.otsnews.co.uk/another-lord-street-shop-has-gone-into-administration-southport/ http://www.otsnews.co.uk/greggs-the-bakers-closes-lord-street-shop-today-for-the-final-time-today-southport/ http://www.otsnews.co.uk/another-lord-street-shop-closing-down-molloys/ http://www.otsnews.co.uk/10-and-under-clothes-shop-now-open-in-place-of-iconic-russell-bromley-lord-street-store/ Despite more bad news for the Lord Street Andrew Sloman(BID manager) said: “For the first time in several years there has been a net gain in new businesses opening and an annual increase of 3% in footfall; the national footfall rate continues to fall and the North of England average is in steep decline at -2.5%”. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!