Today another store in downtown York will close, with staff facing redundancy.
The Crabtree & Evelyn bodybuilder and body care products based on the entrance to the main shopping street Stowing put a window inscription saying: "Thank you & goodbye."
The sign says, "Although this store has another very profitable year in 2018, unfortunately the business has decided not to renew the lease for this building.
Therefore, this store will close on 28/02/19.
"As a store, we would like to thank all of our many loyal customers who have contributed to our success and supported this brand since 1972.
"While we fully understand your disappointment with this decision, we are grateful to ask you to refer to the headquarters, unlike the team of stores that can now be redone."
The announcement added that staff appreciated "customer sensitivity and understanding at the moment" and said Crabtree & Evelyn will continue to trade online.
Recently, the company plans to move the entire business online, with all stores closed in the next few months and some stores elsewhere in the UK are already closed.
It is assumed that York's shop employs eight people.
Store Manager Steph Green said he could not comment but see that he was "really proud" of his team who worked to make the store a very profitable last year.
She also wanted to thank the organizations, including the Jordan BID and Make It York for their support in the High Street Love Yor-K High Street campaign, which she helped organize and which was aimed at supporting business in the city center and started petition to the government for "Urgent review and reform of the business tax system to create fair and level playing field".
At her start last September, she said that more needs to be done to ensure that retailers can thrive in York, adding: "You had to sit somewhere under the stone if you did not notice that the streets were tough. "
Closing the Crabtree & Evelyn is just the last blow to the city center. In recent weeks, the press reports that other closed stores include Hambleton furniture in Walmgate, where the owner retires, and the York Makery craft shop at Gillygate, whose owner quotes high levels and rent issues.