Monsoon in Newport is set to close its doors for the last time later this month – resulting in several job losses.
It has been announced today (Wednesday) that the Moonsoon & Accessorize clothing shop will cease trading on the 23rd January.
The 13 members of staff that currently work at the store are set to lose their jobs as a result of the closure.
Concerns were raised during December when a ‘To Let’ sign was erected outside the High Street store.
A staff member said that the company had hoped that a reduction in rent would save the store from closing.
Unfortunately, negotiations with the landlord proved to be unsuccessful.
Some of the staff members who are set to lose jobs have been working at the store since the shop opened 2 decades ago.
They were offered the chance to relocate to another branch but this would not be a viable move for them as the nearest store to the Island would be on the mainland.