Nov 19 2012 By Jack Griffith
FALLEN electronics retailer Comet, which went bust earlier this month, is closing its Yeading store.
The store, in Cygnet Way of Willow Tree Lane, was one of 27 nationwide which started closing down sales on Saturday (17) last week.
It will shut by the end of the month, and a further 14 will start liquidating stock this week.
The fate of the other store in the borough, in Victoria Road, South Ruislip, is not yet known.
Administrators Deloitte were called in on November 2, and announced that they would be making 330 redundancies to head office staff, 99 of which are based in Rickmansworth, Herts.
Stores had been trading as normal until last week, when the store closures were revealed.
A total of 41 stores around the country are to close in November, with up to 1,000 jobs at risk.
It is understood that shop staff will be placed elsewhere in the company where possible, but redundancies are likely.
Comet has 236 shops in the UK, and employed 6,611 people when it collapsed.
The store is accepting customer gift cards after making them invalid for a short time.