Added on Friday 25 May 2012
The Byres Road branch of Clinton Cards has closed down, after the company went into receivership with the loss of 100 jobs across 14 Scottish stores. The business was the UK?s biggest cards shop chain, with 44 outlets, and had employed around 8,000 across the UK.
Other stores to close in Scotland include a branch in Sauchiehall Street. Earlier this year the company reported a loss of £3.7million for the six months to the end of January while conceding the outlook for 2012 was worse than originally thought.
The local closure creates another vacant store unit in the busiest stretch of Byres Road, where recent retail casualties have included nearby fast food franchise Baguette Express.
Another outlet which had lain vacant after the collapse of offsales chain Oddbins has recently reopened as health food store Holland and Barrett. Local shops where greetings cards are still sold include Barratt?s newsagent and Papyrus, both on Byres Road.