Albion's city centre shop set to close

The Argus: Fans queue for the Albion club shop earlier this year Fans queue for the Albion club shop earlier this year

Albion’s city centre shop will cease trading to allow the club to reach more fans as its mobile shop is set to travel the county.

The Queen’s Road shop, which has served the club for more than a decade, has been earmarked for closure by the club so it can focus on reaching its wider fanbase.

There has been no confirmation on when the shop will shut its doors, but chief executive Paul Barber conceded that closure was imminent.

He said: “Historically, the shop in Queen’s Road was opened when the club was playing home games at Withdean.

“We kept it open when we moved to the Amex to see if there was a requirement for both, but when all things are considered it simply isn’t economical for the club to run two stores.”

Albion’s mobile shop will be at Brighton station the day before every home fixture between 1pm and 7pm, and on every home matchday up until kick-off for the rest of the season.

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11:30am Mon 9 Dec 13

Mr Baxter , London says...

In actuall fact the shop is probably closing as fans realise next season BHA will still be in the Championship rather than the premiership.
In actuall fact the shop is probably closing as fans realise next season BHA will still be in the Championship rather than the premiership. Mr Baxter , London

11:44am Mon 9 Dec 13

Notters_Seagull says...

Mr Baxter , London wrote:
In actuall fact the shop is probably closing as fans realise next season BHA will still be in the Championship rather than the premiership.
**** me you're hilarious.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Baxter , London[/bold] wrote: In actuall fact the shop is probably closing as fans realise next season BHA will still be in the Championship rather than the premiership.[/p][/quote]**** me you're hilarious. Notters_Seagull

12:03pm Mon 9 Dec 13

BobGear says...

Mr Baxter , London wrote:
In actuall fact the shop is probably closing as fans realise next season BHA will still be in the Championship rather than the premiership.
hmmm, that rings true obviously!

You do realise this is the highest division we've been in all the time the shop has been open?
[quote][p][bold]Mr Baxter , London[/bold] wrote: In actuall fact the shop is probably closing as fans realise next season BHA will still be in the Championship rather than the premiership.[/p][/quote]hmmm, that rings true obviously! You do realise this is the highest division we've been in all the time the shop has been open? BobGear

12:58pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Cave Johnson says...

So the article says its to reach more fans, then the club say it is to save money.
So the article says its to reach more fans, then the club say it is to save money. Cave Johnson

5:07pm Mon 9 Dec 13

tonypulis says...

This is simple financial housekeeping. If there is no demand then it becomes uneconomical. Will there be a fire sale so we can pick up a bargain? One last resort idea to save the store could be an Albion themed pound store. Look how successful 'Poundland' has been in this country. This could expose The Albions product and image way beyond the Sussex borders and possibly even nationwide.
This is simple financial housekeeping. If there is no demand then it becomes uneconomical. Will there be a fire sale so we can pick up a bargain? One last resort idea to save the store could be an Albion themed pound store. Look how successful 'Poundland' has been in this country. This could expose The Albions product and image way beyond the Sussex borders and possibly even nationwide. tonypulis

9:41pm Mon 9 Dec 13

SGK2000 says...

Once they stopped selling tickets and giving discounts on products, it had little chance.
Once they stopped selling tickets and giving discounts on products, it had little chance. SGK2000

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