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Boots pharmacy in Brighton shuts after 110 years on the high street

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A branch of Boots in Bodmin has also confirmed that it will close on March 25.

Over a century-year-old Boots pharmacy in St James’s Street, Brighton shut its doors permanently on Saturday (20 January) leaving the communities disappointed.

The branch in Kemp Town, which was opened to the public for the first time in 1914, was supposed to close on November 19 last year but continued trading into the new year, The Argus reported.

Locals are not happy with the retailer’s decision to close the store as some say it used to be “always busy with prescriptions and people buying things.”

Another person recalled that Boots had earlier closed two pharmacies, one on Lewes Road, Brighton, and another on Church Road, Hove.

The American-owned health and wellbeing chain is in the process of closing more UK branches in the coming months as it’s targeting to reduce its store portfolio to 1,900 from 2,200.

It is also learned that one of its branches in Bodmin will be shutting doors for the last time in March.

Cornish & Devon Post has confirmed that the Boots pharmacy on Bell Lane adjacent to the Stillmoor House building of Bosvena Health will close on March 25.

It was acquired by the chain when it took over Dollond and Aitchison in 2009, along with two other Boots branded stores in the town, a large store on Fore Street, and an optician branch further down the road.

Staff at the store have informed customers that all services provided by the branch will be transferred to the branch on Fore Street.

Prescription services of customers registered at the branch will be transferred to the store in the coming weeks ahead of the store’s closure.

Further, the report said that staff at the closing store will be transferred to the other store.

 

 

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