Popular Harvard Mills discount store in Kirkstall is set to close down early next month to make way for flats.
Last year developers Artisan were granted permission to build 183 flats and 80 townhouses as part of a development on the former Kirkstall District Centre site. The development is called Kirkstall Place.
Now the discount store is set to be demolished after almost 15 years of selling a wide variety of goods, from curtains to toys, furniture, DIY supplies and kitchenware, among others.
Posting on Facebook, Harvard Mills said:
“We are very sorry to let you know that after almost 15 years of trading in Kirkstall, Harvard Mills will finally be closing its doors on Sunday 11th April.
“We will remain open until then, so please take the opportunity to come in and shop for your essentials with us while you still can. We are continuing our closing down offer of £5 off every £20 spent, which now applies across every single item in the store. So you’ll get even more amazing value from us than usual!
“This has been an incredibly difficult year and we want to thank our wonderful staff for their loyalty and commitment. We also want to thank all of our amazing customers and local community for all your support for our business throughout – we are so grateful for your continued custom and we will really miss you all!
“As always, please continue to follow social distancing guidelines and wear a face covering at all times when shopping with us to keep everyone safe.
“We really hope to see you again in the store before we close, and thank you all once again for all of your support – it really has meant the world to us!”
The Kirkstall Place development was approved in principle before the first lockdown last year and was finally signed off last week by council planning officers after developers Artisan agreed to a number of planning conditions. Work on the site is expected to begin shortly.