Carpetright is the latest national retailer to be leaving March.  

The store, on the Meadowlands Retail Park, is rumoured to close on April 29, although this date has not been confirmed by the retailer’s spokesperson.  

A closing down sale is ongoing but one onlooker has told this publication most of the stock has gone. 

An onlooker said: “The store is mainly an empty shell now.” 

A Capretright spokesperson said: “The lease of our shop in March terminates on June 28, 2023.  

“Reluctantly, we have made the decision not to renew and have decided to vacate.” 

It has not been confirmed whether there will be any job losses, but the spokesperson added: “We always look to redeploy our colleagues where we can.”  

Carpetright’s stores in Wisbech, Peterborough and Huntingdon remain open.  

The national chain closed its store in St Neots earlier this year.  

However this latest news is another blow for retail in March.  

Halfords, also based at the Meadowlands Retail Park, closed earlier this year after it decided not to renew its lease.  

Wisbech Standard: Halfords left the Meadowlands Retail Park, in March, earlier this year.Halfords left the Meadowlands Retail Park, in March, earlier this year. (Image: Google Street View)

In Broad Street, QD Stores [Quality Discounts] is leaving and M&Co has already departed - the latter announced last year it had gone into administration.  

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Carpetright shares the Meadowlands Retail Park with Screwfix, Mattressman and The Original Factory Shop.  

Toolstation is located close by.  

Screwfix moved in when Argos relocated to the Sainsbury's store in town after the coronavirus lockdowns.  

Wisbech Standard: QD shop in Broad Street, March.QD shop in Broad Street, March. (Image: Daniel Mason)

The Meadowlands Retail Park site - including five of the retail units and car park - was placed on the market and acquired by a private investor the autumn of 2021.   

Avison Young, the commercial real estate agent handling the sale, was instructed to seek offers in excess of £3.005m “subject to contract and exclusive of VAT”. 

This publication has made attempts to contact the site’s new owner to discuss the recent departures from Meadowlands.