The Wellgate Centre has been dealt a further blow with a key store announcing it is closing its doors.
Store Twenty One, on level two, is shutting its Dundee branch as part of a last ditch attempt to save the firm from entering administration.
The struggling value fashion chain is looking to close all but two of its 16 stores in Scotland.
The Dundee store only opened in 2014, with 10 jobs brought in to the city.
However, it has not been successful enough to keep its doors open.
Indian-based owner Alok Group has proposed a CVA (Company Voluntary Arrangement) which would see the chain slash its rent bill and close unprofitable shops to avoid administration.
Restructuring firm AlixPartners has been working with the retailer to help find a lifeline for the business ahead of an administration hearing on August 11.
Marion Crerar, marketing and commercial manager at the Wellgate, said: “We’re aware of the situation with Grabal Alok, the owners of the Store Twenty One brand, but we’ve not been informed of a closure date for the Wellgate store.
“The failure of the company is a national issue and not a localised matter.”
The news comes as BHS, another Wellgate tenant, begins to wind up, with 44 employees set to be affected at the Dundee store.
None of the staff in the Dundee branch of BHS have been asked to take a pay cut over the course of the administration period and will continue to be paid as normal.
Staff are under consultation but no formal notices of redundancy have been issued.
A spokeswoman for Duff & Phelps said: “Philip Duffy and Benjamin Wiles, joint administrators of BHS, have informed employees the remaining stores will commence closure sales from today.
“It’s anticipated that failing any last minute rescue attempt, the last stores will cease trading by Saturday August 20.
“There are no specific dates for the closure of stores yet.”
Ms Crerar added: “Regarding BHS, there has been no update regarding the closure of this store yet, they have been in sale for a few weeks and are selling off fixtures and fittings now.
“The owners continue to explore solutions for Wellgate, having appointed a new letting agent, and there is significant interest from a number of operators which are under negotiation at the moment.”
The Alok Group has been approached for comment.