A RUGBY clothes shop that has been earmarked for closure has been saved.
Bonmarche, originally owned by the Peacocks Group, went into administration earlier this year.
Two large closing down signs were put up in the shop in the Clock Towers Shopping Centre but it has since been announced that the store will remain open.
It is one of around 230 stores across the country being saved from closure after it was bought out by a private equity group Sun European Partners.
The news means that the Rugby store will continue to employ nine members of staff.
Helen Coleman, store manager at Bonmarche in Rugby, said: “Staff are thrilled with the news that we are remaining open.
“We would like to extend a special thank you to all our customers for their support and messages of encouragement over the last few weeks.”
It was also announced last week that Peacocks in Rugby would stay open, despite the threat of closure, and the firm went bust.
All the jobs at Peacocks in Church Street have also been saved as a result.