Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Barnstaple’s Blue Inc closes and Eden also set to close

PUBLISHED: 09:53 22 January 2016 | UPDATED: 09:53 22 January 2016

Blue Inc in Barnstaple's High Street has closed. Picture: Andy Keeble

Blue Inc in Barnstaple's High Street has closed. Picture: Andy Keeble


Fashion retailers are latest High Street shops to close

Eden will soon close its High Street store in Barnstaple Eden will soon close its High Street store in Barnstaple

Fashion retailers Blue Inc and Eden are closing their High Street shops in Barnstaple.

Barnstaple’s is one of around 60 Blue Inc shops to close across the UK after owners A Levy and Son entered administration this week.

Officers Club in Green Lanes shopping centre, which is owned by the same group, remains open.

Eden, meanwhile, is closing after more than 75 years as a locally-run North Devon business and 23 years in Barnstaple.

Owners Ed and Jo have decided to retire, and put up a sign on their window this week to thank their customers.

The sign also said they have accepted an offer from ‘a national company who wish to lease the premises off them’.

They’re holding a ‘retirement sale’ this weekend.

Blue Inc and Eden are the latest big shops to close in the High Street after news that Cargo will close soon and Next is planning to move to the new development at Anchorwood Bank in 2017.

Cargo owners Steinhoff UK were unable to confirm a closing date when contacted by the Gazette this week and staff in the shop are also unaware of when the shop will close.

Other News Stories


A nine-year-old girl left severely disabled with cerebral palsy after mistakes at North Devon District Hospital has been awarded £20million in damages at the High Court.

Read more

The community has pulled together to help landlords of The Bell Inn in Parkham re-open in a temporary premises, celebrating with a Christmas lunch for all.

Read more

Police in North Devon are cracking down on drink and drug drivers and the message is clear: it’s not worth the risk.

Read more

The fire broke out in a cooling unit at an animal feed plant.

Read more

Dogs Trust Ilfracombe has revealed the bizarre excuses why people gave up their dog last Christmas, including ‘he was a secret Santa’ and ‘he pants too much’.

Read more

The 2018/19 Devon County Council budget could see a big rise in money spent on adult social care and children’s services

Read more

Torridge District Council and North Devon Council are reminding people what can and cannot be recycled over Christmas and New Year.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:18

Ilfracombe RNLI’s Mark Weeks appears on A Night For The Emergency Services on ITV1 on December 20

Read more
Yesterday, 16:27

After the wet weather and snowfall today, some roads around North Devon and Exmoor could become icy tonight, county council warns.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:25

A coroner has written to police with concerns after an IPCC investigation into the death of a homeless man in Barnstaple found misconduct.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 6°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications