All of the shops and restaurants in Portsmouth that have closed since 2018

THE high street has experienced a turbulent time over the last 18 months.

Friday, 12th April 2019, 7:26 pm
Updated Friday, 12th April 2019, 7:47 pm
Shops that have shut
Shops that have shut

With Portsmouth seeing many shops and restaurants close since 2018, from small business to big chains. Here is a list of the ones that have shut down in the last 16 months. 

The popular music and DVD store closed its doors at Gunwharf Quays at the end of March, 2019. However the chain has said it 'hopes' to stay in Portsmouth.
This bar in Osborne Road in the heart of Southsea unexpectedly closed in April. A sign in the window says: 'We're sorry to say that we have had to close our doors. We would like to say a big thank you to all our loyal customers.'

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This shop in Castle Road, which acts like an emporium selling an array of items from small local businesses, has been open since 2013. But it will shut on May 1 of this year.
This beloved shop in Kingston Road will be shutting at the end of April, 2019, after trading for 35 years. Owner Brian Futcher says that the antiques and collectables shop has struggled to make a profit for quite a while.
This childrens clothing and merchandise store in Commercial Road shut its doors on February 23 this year.
The department store in the heart of Southsea, in Palmerston Road, will shut this year. The news was announced by owner John Lewis and partners in January. The exact date has not been confirmed.
This much-loved family-run business on the corner of Arundel and Slindon Street shut for good after 95 years at the end of March, 2019.
Toys R Us at Ocean Retail Park in Portsmouth closed on April 20 as the company collapsed into administration.
The Marks & Spencer in Commercial Road on March 20, 2018.
Homebase in Ocean Retail Park closed on December 21 as part of a raft of closures across the country.
New Look, in Commerical Road, Portsmouth closed on November 12, 2018, but the store moved into the Cascades Shopping Centre so didn't leave the city.
In December 2018, OJ's Discount announced it would be closing after 42 years because of rising costs and internet competition.
The Poundworld in London Road was one of the 80 stores closed in July 2018 by the retailer.
The Maplins on Fratton Road shut in 2018 as the company went bust