Is Lincoln High Street closed for business?

The old BHS store Photo: Aaron Renfree

The old BHS store Photo: Aaron Renfree

6-months on from BHS’s closure in Lincoln, the High Street gains two more casualties.

Dorothy Perkins and Burton are both set to close in April.

Lincoln High Street is becoming a place of boarded up shops, with BHS’s old building still not housing a new store.

When BHS closed it caused over 8,000 redundancies, 100 of them from Lincoln alone.

Nick Morgan started working at BHS 19 years ago as a 4 hour Saturday lad, which saw him grow into a department manager.

“Nobody seems to be moving in there. It’s a blight on the High Street,” he said.

Michael Armstrong from Lincoln Big said that shop closures are a “natural process”.

“They are part of a cyclical thing that happens at this time of year when businesses look to the future.”

Which shop would you like to see return to Lincoln High Street?