AN independent clothing store is the latest shop to close in one area of Hereford city centre.

Cult Vintage, based in Trinity Square, where the former Top Shop was based, has shut its doors this week after two years.

Writing on Facebook, Hayley Turner, who managed the store, said it wasn't an easy to decision to make. But with the costs of running a shop rising rapidly and with the minimum wage rise, and with no annoucement yet on business rates, it was a decision she said she had to take. 


Ms Turner added that she wanted to thank everyone who has supported and worked for her, as well as anyone who has shopped there. 

The closure follows that of other shops in Maylords Orchards.

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The former Hawkin's Bazaar is still closed, while there are also empty shops opposite Clare's and Hereford Barbers respecitvely.

Meanwhile, within the shopping centre, The Life & Soul Cafe has now moved after opening at the former Coffee & Muffins, while Enchanted Kingdom has rebranded to form Enchanted Tea House in Broad Street.

And Hand Made in Hereford is set to move to make way for the new city library.

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The new library and resource centre is set to open in Spring 2024 after plans were approved. The redeveloped site, say Herefordshire Council, will re-use existing units and public spaces with the shopping centre to create an attractive, accessible public library and learning centre.

The project also includes enhancements to the Maylord Orchards shopping precinct atrium and adjacent Trinity Square to create a social space for people to meet and hold events. 

As well as its reading spaces, the new centre will offer information resources, business support, quiet study space, digital literacy programmes, access to PCs and a vibrant, engaging programme of cultural and creative activities.

Visitors will also have access to face-to-face meetings about wider council services as well as a café designed to make customers feel at home in the space.