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Xtra-vision in Armagh to shut in new year as eight stores face chop

Xtra-vision in Armagh and Lurgan will shut their doors for the final time in the new year.

The DVD and video rental chain has today announced it will close eight stores across Northern Ireland in the new year.

The other stores closing are in Banbridge, Newcastle, Warrenpoint, Larne, Cookstown and Limavady.

Xtra-vision have said that eighteen full-time jobs will be lost, as well as more part-time positions.

Xtra-vision in Armagh and Lurgan could shut in the new year

Xtra-vision in Armagh and Lurgan could shut in the new year

In a statement the company said it had taken the decision not to renew leases that were due to end in February 2016, because of the continued decline in rental DVDs.

It said: “Xtra-Vision is condensing its store portfolio to a smaller number of focused retail locations.”

Earlier this year stores in Strabane and Londonderry/Derry were shut after they were sold to Hilco Capital Ireland for an undisclosed sum.

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