John Lewis is set to close 8 stores across the country, a lot of them being in the north. John Lewis Sheffield, which was previously Cole brothers, has been a core part of Sheffield's city centre for decades.
With Sheffield's heart of the city redevelopment plan, a closure of this proportion will set back the project massively. As a Sheffield resident, I know the main reason I head into the town centre and not to Meadowhall is John Lewis and now that it's closed I can't see that people will choose town over Meadowhall. This is a huge setback for Sheffield's development to become a major city centre.
Help Sheffield grow and sign this petition to stop John Lewis Sheffield closing, and in turn, stop the city of Sheffield from falling into stagnation.