End of era for Doncaster town centre as menswear store Greenwoods goes into '˜liquidation'

The Doncaster branch of menswear store Greenwoods has become the latest victim of the troubles on the High Street after the chain went into '˜liquidation.'

Monday, 31st December 2018, 09:01 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 01:54 am
Greenwoods has been struggling in Doncaster for some time

Notices have been attached to the chain's branches across the country announcing: 'All outlets have closed for business permanently.'

The Doncaster branch, based in St Sepulchre Gate, has had a troubled recent history and moved from one side of the street to the other earlier this year in a bid to revive fortunes.

Earlier this year, the branch announced a closing down sale despite being originally earmarked to stay open during a raft of store closures.

The shop was one of the Bradford-based firm's branches which chiefs announced would stay open after the firm went into administration in autumn 2017.

Founded in 1860, at its peak in the 1990s there were around 200 branches of the store.

Greenwoods was sold to Versatile International Trading 16 months ago in a move which was aimed at safegaurding 40 stores and 181 jobs.

But notices have since been posted in windows of branches around the country announcing closure.

A sign on shop doors said: "All outlets of Versatile International Trading Ltd t/a Greenwoods Menswear have now closed for business permanently."

The sign said the company had voluntarily gone into liquidation.