Stop-gap home found for Wigan’s post office as WHSmith closes

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A temporary new home has been found for Wigan town centre’s post office.

This Saturday (December 4) the WHSmith store on Standishgate closes its doors for good, bosses claiming it wasn’t viable to keep it open.

And while that adds to the general sadness at Wigan’s declining retail scene, it has presented an imminent problem as well.

Since the old GPO closed on Wallgate several years ago, Post Office Ltd’s presence has been within the WH Smith store.

And the hunt is continuing to find a permanent new home. But in the meantime the company has been looking to find somewhere it can set up shop over the next few weeks and months.

And today it announced that an empty unit in the neighbouring Grand Arcade will be used for the time being and will open at 9am on Monday December 6.

Read more at the Wigan Today website

Courtesy of Wigan Today/Charles Graham