SKEGNESS suffered another jobs blow late last week when the closure of the town’s La Senza store was confirmed - just days after the chain went into admistration.
‘Closing Down’ signs were erected in the Hildreds Centre-based shop on Thursday, less than a week after the business said it was in trouble.
The swiftness of the closure announcement has caught many by surprise.
Town mayor Steve Kirk said the news of more job losses was “very depressing”.
“Jobs are hard to come by at the moment so to lose jobs in any sector is very depressing, particularly in retail because there have been a number of similar closures.
“It’s very sad news and what an awful time for the staff to find out,” he added.
Skegness & District Chamber of Commerce chair, Glenis Brown, said the news was a sad blow for the town, but that she was convinced the town’s resilience woud see it pull through the economic downturn.
She said: “Skegness always reinvents itself. I have lived here from the a ge of about five and we’ve always come back from whatever has been thrown at us.”
She added that the town’s high street had far fewer empty sites than many other towns at the moment.
Mayor Steve Kirk echoed those sentiments, and said he was hopeful that the vacant site would find a new occupant.