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Moreen Simpson: Markies closure would be final nail in the coffin for Granite City shopping

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Marks and Spencer bosses have, ominously, declined to comment on rumours that the Aberdeen stores might be for the axe.

This time last year came their bombshell announcement that 30 branches would close; Glasgow’s historic Sauchiehall Street shop bit the dust in April. Today, the only thing the Markies’ bods will say is that they have “no current announcements”, and staff would be the first to know.

Not exactly a declaration of confidence in the future survival of our two city branches. We just have to wait and hope.

Most of us fear losing the flagship Markies in the St Nicholas Centre, the original wee store that opened in 1944. Its closure would be the final nail in the coffin of city centre shopping – the place thoosands o’ us........

© Evening Express

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