Could Bargain Booze be on it’s way to the town?

The Greenwoods store on Sleaford's Southgate. EMN-150216-113303001
The Greenwoods store on Sleaford's Southgate. EMN-150216-113303001

Clothing retailer Greenwoods Menswear is set to close its store in Sleaford, North Kesteven District Council has said.

The Southgate outlet is currently displaying a public notice in its window indicating that C&M Stores Ltd has applied to the district council for a premises licence for the address.

The bid asks for permission to sell alcohol between 7am to 11pm, Monday to Sunday, as an off-licence.

Greenwoods Menswear has yet to respond to enquiries from The Standard over the public notice, but a spokesman for NKDC told the paper the shop is due to close and another company has applied to change the use of the address from retail to an off-licence.

He added that Bargain Booze was behind the application.

Bargain Booze, however, declined to comment when approached by The Standard.

The closure of Sleaford’s Greenwoods Menswear store would follow the closure of the company’s Boston store in June of last year.

Around two years ago the traditional menswear chain sold its 88 shops to Bosideng, one of China’s largest clothing retailers which has a flagship store in London.