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Many factors led to shop closure, says council leader

Body Shop to shut next month

The leader of Douglas Council says he’s saddened that a familiar shop in the high street is to close its doors.

The Body Shop, which forms part of The Strand Shopping Centre, will shut next month after a quarter of a century in the Island.

It has cited poor footfall during regeneration works and an increase in car parking charges as major factors.

However, David Christian says that’s only part of the picture:

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