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Six months on: Shoppers miss their M and S

Politics / Tue 9th Jun 2015 am30 08:24am

By Emily Colton

THE residents of Harlow call for the return of Marks and Spencer just months after its closure.

The well-known retailer closed its doors after 40 years as owners ruled that the store was ‘no longer viable’.

With the nearest store now being in Bishop’s Stortford, many members of the public are unhappy to travel such a distance.

A resident from Potters Street said: “I really miss the shop as it had delicious food.

“Even though I’ve got my free bus pass, now I’m older I find it awkward to travel so far.”

However not all residents are sad to see the closure of the store, and there have been calls for more affordable retailers.

M&S applied to open a Simply Food store in the Queensgate Centre, Edinburgh Way in October 2014 but plans were rejected by Harlow Council’s development management committee.

The store has held a prominent position in the town since it’s opening in 1969.

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