Barnstaple Stead & Simpson store to close

High Street shoe shop will shut this Saturday (November 17).

THE Stead and Simpson shoe shop in Barnstaple is to close down this Saturday.

The company confirmed the High Street store would be closing ‘due to poor sales performance and rising costs which make the location unsustainable’.

A spokesperson said every effort would be made to redeploy the staff affected to nearby stores where possible.

The national chain of 277 Stead and Simpson stores is owned by Shoe Zone, which currently operates both stores.

Stead and Simpson branches across the country have been closing, including those in Tiverton and Sidmouth, with Exmouth soon to follow.

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