Mystery poster appears in the display window of former store


Mystery poster appears in the display window of former store

by Tom Martin (June 2022)

A POSTER which has appeared in one of the display windows of the former Debenhams store on Lord Street is proving to be a bit of a mystery.

The poster reads ‘Coming Soon: Retail units suitable for cafe/bar/retail. From 2,000 to 10,000 square foot. Enquiries 07970565656’.

At first glance, the poster seems to offer hope that the empty building could be being prepared for new businesses to move into.

However, several attempts by the Champion to speak to someone on the number advertised drew a blank and the phone just keeps ringing away with no one on the other end answering. There is no landline number on the poster and no company name.

The Champion also contacted the Southport BID and Sefton Council, but they had no knowledge of the adverts. 

The building,  was reportedly bought by new owners last year for £799,000 and its reopening would be a huge  boost for Lord Street.

Debenhams  shut its doors for the final time in Southport in January 2020.



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