Ten jobs lost as Xtra-vision stores shut

The Xtravision store at Lisnagelvin. (1405SL10)
The Xtravision store at Lisnagelvin. (1405SL10)

Ten jobs will be lost when Xtra-vision stores in Derry and Strabane close in the next two weeks.

The chain is closing two stores in Derry and Strabane. The Strabane store is expected to close this week and the Lisnagelvin store in Derry will shut next week.

Xtra-vision closed a number of stores across Northern Ireland last year after going into receivership.

Former Assembly speaker, William Hay, said it was yet another blow for Lisnagelvin shopping centre.

“Xtra-vision has been there for some time and I suppose what’s beat it is the new technology where people can stream straight into their homes from online.

“For me it’s a more worrying trend because over the last number of months that is the fourth unit to close at Lisnagelvin.”