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Last Updated: Tuesday, 24 April 2007, 14:41 GMT 15:41 UK
Famous city store set to close
Esslemont and Macintosh
Esslemont and Macintosh is a famous feature of Union Street
The famous Aberdeen department store Esslemont and Macintosh is set to close with the loss of more than 100 jobs.

The 1873-established Union Street store's closing signs went up in March, after its parent company, Owen Owen, called in receivers.

That heralded a sell-off of stock, which was now said to be so low it was unsustainable to keep the store open.

Efforts to find a buyer have failed. Unless one is found by the end of next week, it will close next Saturday.

It would involve the loss of 107 jobs.

Receivers Kroll said negotiations were continuing with potential buyers for Owen Owen's three other department stores, in Liverpool, Hexham and Sunderland.


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