Long row of empty department stores in shopping park that has lost six big names in two years grows bigger
The business park which has lost six big names in just under two years is expected to have another large empty unit as one of its tenants moves elsewhere in the park.
Llanelli’s Trostre Park has lost major retailers such as Outfit, Debenhams, Clarks and Next, all leaving behind empty and unfilled department stores.
It has now been confirmed that famous travel agency TUI will be relocating from its large unit next to a long row of other empty stores, albeit only to move to another part of the park.
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It is scheduled to open to the public on December 3, 2021, and a scheduling app says it will be located next to fast food restaurant, Subway.
A spokesperson for TUI said: “We can confirm that the TUI store in Parc Trostre, Llanelli, is about to move to the same shopping park. The current TUI store is expected to close on November 28 and the new store will open in public on December 3, 2021.
There have been many stores since the opening of Parc Trostre, but there had rarely been empty units before, as new stores had always moved in immediately, but this trend seems to have changed in recent times.
Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and changing shopping habits, a number of street stores have been placed under administration and many other businesses have struggled financially.
As a result, six of the well-known retailers in Parc Trostre have had to close their doors, leaving behind empty units that no other retailer has filled.
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Tui is located next to four other large empty units, including the former Debenhams and Clarks stores.
It has not yet been confirmed what will replace these empty units, or Tui when he leaves his current base.
We approached Parc Trostre for comment.
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