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Blue Inc reopens Portadown shop

Blue Inc reopened its shop in the High Street Mall in Portadown, County Armagh, today, following negotiations with the shopping centre.

Blue Inc Portadown

Blue Inc Portadown

The store was one of the 74 Blue Inc shops that closed two weeks ago when the retailer placed its subsidiary, A Levy & Son into administration. A Levy & Son held an undisclosed number of Blue Inc’s store leases and supplier contracts.

Eight of the 74 shops were picked for closure because their leases were up for renewal, while the others were based on poor performance. It is not clear into which camp the Portadown unit fell.

Since January 21, talks have been taking place between Blue Inc and High Street Mall to reach a deal to keep the shop open. All staff have returned to their former positions, according to Portadown Times.

High Street Mall manager Tracey Jackson told the newspaper: “It is great news to announce that Blue Inc shall be reopening their store in High Street Mall and that all the staff shall be returning to their jobs. Blue Inc has a strong customer base in Craigavon and I’m sure they will be glad to see their return.”

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