Phone and broadband firm Virgin Media has announced it is closing one of its two city centre stores with immediate effect.
A notice outside the media giant’s branch in the Overgate shopping centre announced the store would be closed from yesterday, meaning the loss of several jobs.
The company said the closure is part of a review to ensure its stores are in the right location for future growth plans.
One member of staff, who declined to be named, said jobs were being lost as a result of the closure. He said: “We’re closing on Wednesday but staff haven’t been redeployed elsewhere.”
A Virgin Media spokesman said staff had been notified of the closure.
He added: “We often review our retail estate to ensure we have stores and kiosks in the right locations to support our growth plans.
“Following a recent review, our Dundee store is closing.
“We have been working closely with the employees impacted since November to guide them through a comprehensive consultation process and to identify other potential opportunities.”
Alison Henderson, CEO of Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce, said: “Larger national retailers are continually evaluating their physical presence and how that fits with an increasing online sales environment.
“Dundee’s city centre has definitely improved in recent years as we’ve seen independent businesses come in and help fill the gaps that have come from national brands as they rationalise.”
The Overgate declined to comment on the latest closure.