First they came for the catalogues. Now it’s the standalone stores – Charlton’s Argos Extra store has only a few days left before it moves down the road to share space with Sainsbury’s.
The last day of trading at the standalone Argos on Bugsby’s Way will be Thursday 2 December – with the new Argos store inside Sainsbury’s opening the following day, Friday 3 December.
Argos was bought by Sainsbury’s five years ago, and all its standalone stores are gradually being closed in favour of smaller outlets inside the chain’s supermarkets.
The famous catalogues went out of print last year – if you want to relive the chain’s glory days (which would have meant trips to Woolwich or Lewisham, of course), then you can immerse yourself in a selection of old catalogues from the 1970s to the 1990s.
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