Bainbridge Mobility shuts Harrogate store citing ‘difficult trading location’

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A Northern mobility dealership has decided not to renew the three year lease on its Harrogate site because of the location of the shop and less-than-expected trade in the locality.

Bainbridge Mobility will be closing one of two shops this weekend after what it described as “much discussion”. But it added that it is looking to relocate to another unit when it is able to secure one.

In a statement shared online, the company said that the location of the shop was the main problem in trading and that it thought being on a busy main road would bring more business.

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“But this has sadly not been the case. Another big problem has always been the parking – something our customers have regularly commented on,” the statement read.

It continued: “Harrogate as a location has worked out exactly as we’d hoped, as our customer-base also encompasses all the surrounding areas too. But as the majority of these customers never actually visit our showroom in Starbeck, it makes sense for us to move our showroom to a better location.”

Bainbridge Mobility’s other store is in Stockton-on-Tees. When it opened its Harrogate site in 2014 was able to display a wider variety of products than before. It also brought its workshop, storage space and office under one roof.

The business offers a large number of mobility solutions covering living aids, stairlifts, powerchairs, scooters, walking aids, bathrooms and much more. Its Harrogate shop will be open as usual until Saturday.

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