Paperchase to close all remaining stores next week

The stationery retailer has confirmed on its store search website that the last trading day will be Monday.

The message left on the website reads: “All of our stores will be closing soon, our last day of trading is April 3.”

The administrators were appointed on January 21 after Paperchase failed to secure any buyers for the business.

Tesco bought the brand and intellectual property that same month, but the deal did not include any of Paperchase’s 106 UK stores.

The Bolton News:

At the time, administrators Begbies Traynor said in a statement: “On January 21, Begbies Traynor’s Mark Fry, Kirstie Provan and Gary Shankland were appointed joint administrators of Aspen Phoenix Newco Limited, trading as Paperchase.

“Unfortunately, despite a comprehensive sale process, no viable offers have been received for the company, or its business and assets, on a going concern basis.

“However, there has been significant interest in the Paperchase brand and associated intellectual property.

“The joint managers will continue to market the company’s operations in the near term, with all stores open and operating as normal.”

While Jan Marchant, Tesco’s managing director of home and clothing, said: “Paperchase is a brand loved by many, and we’re proud to bring it to Tesco stores across the UK.

“We have been drawing up plans to bring more branding and inspiration to the ranges we currently offer, and this will help us take those plans further.

“We look forward to sharing more with our customers in due course.”

Here is the full list of Paperchase stores that are still open and expected to close on Monday, April 3:

  • Altrincham
  • Bathroom
  • berkhamsted
  • beverley
  • Birmingham Grand Central
  • new birmingham street
  • bishopsgate
  • Blue water
  • bracknell
  • brave head
  • Bristol board
  • Bromley
  • Byres Trail
  • cheap side
  • chelmsford
  • cheshire oaks
  • chichester
  • cribbs causeway
  • Edinburgh
  • exether
  • Glasgow Buchanan
  • guernsey
  • Guildford
  • harrogate
  • Hereford
  • hitchin
  • islington
  • sweater
  • King’s Cross Station
  • Kingston
  • leamington seaside resort
  • Leeds shopping street
  • leicester
  • lewes
  • lincoln
  • London bridge
  • maiden stone
  • Manchester
  • marble arch
  • jolly hill
  • metrocentre
  • newcastle
  • northcote road
  • oxfords
  • plymouth
  • putney
  • Ringwood
  • rushden lakes
  • Sheffield
  • southampton
  • Stains
  • st albans
  • Circle of St. Pancras
  • Taunton
  • tunbridge wells
  • Victoria Station
  • waterloo station
  • Wimbledon
  • Windsor
  • working
  • york


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