READERS have expressed how much they have missed a high street store after it has been put up for sale.

The closed down Debenhams store in Barrow has now been put up for sale and open to offers over £1 million.

Barrow's Debenhams store as well as three nearby shops were sold at auction for £600,000 last year following its closure but has now been put back on the market.

Debenhams on Portland Walk closed in 2021 following the liquidation of the company.

The listing description on Rightmove said: "Portland Walk is the primary shopping street in Barrow and includes occupiers such as Boots, JD Sports, O2, New Look and Waterstones.

"There are good transport links with bus stops within a 5 minute walk and Barrow railway station a 10 minute walk away.

"The property comprises a former department store and a 106 space rooftop car park, from which there is direct access into the store."

Barbara Cairns said: "I have suggested it to local dignitaries in recent months, that Barrow Council could buy it a make separate shop units inside and rent them out to small business, making it into a small shopping centre."

George Cubiss said: "Won't happen. Barrow Market is getting millions spent on a complete make-over (which is needed!) Can't see this happening too even though I think Barrow Market should be in Debenhams building, stalls downstairs and maybe a food court upstairs, but what do I know."

Angela McIlvogue said: "Very sad. Loved Debenhams fingers crossed retail will pick up and the store reopened!"

Mark Currie said: "It’s sad to see all the shops closed down but what is really insane is that the only business in Barrow that is thriving and pays very handsomely is BAE that makes weapons of mass destruction. Crazy world."

Stephen Forbes said: "Really sad, used to love going up that escalator."

Christine Costley said: "So sad to see."

Marc Paul said: "Something like Afflecks in Manchester would be good!"

Pat Shaw said: "Whenever was Portland Walk 100 per cent full! Like the idea of small units, it would help small businesses."

Janet Mcmurray said: "Shops please."