Torquay Comet store to shut with loss of 30 jobs
THE Comet store at The Willows in Torquay is to close with 30 staff losing their jobs before Christmas.
Hopes of a buyer for the electrical giant's 195 stores are fading and closing down signs have now been posted up throughout the Torquay branch.
A spokesman for administrators, Deloitte, confirmed all the stores will close before Christmas if a buyer is not found, but no date has been announced.
The first wave of Comet stores have already shut.
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Deloitte confirmed 125 branches, including The Willows, will close over the coming weeks, when their stock runs out, with the loss of 2,500 workers.
A further 70 stores, with 1,200 staff, will remain open and continue to get new stock, but are also likely to close if a buyer cannot be found.
At the Torquay store, staff said they were being kept in the dark about the date of the closure, but confirmed 30 would lose their jobs.
One said: "It is very sad and worrying for everybody, especially just before Christmas."