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Waterstones seeks new Camden Town site after ‘unprecedented’ landlord dispute

PUBLISHED: 10:44 26 February 2020 | UPDATED: 10:44 26 February 2020

Waterstones in Camden Town on Thursday. Picture: Anonymous

Waterstones in Camden Town on Thursday. Picture: Anonymous

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Waterstones is looking for a new site in Camden Town after being unable to agree a new lease with its landlord.

A sign on the door of Waterstones in Camden Town on Thursday. Picture: AnonymousA sign on the door of Waterstones in Camden Town on Thursday. Picture: Anonymous

In the meantime staff from the book shop in Camden High Street have been redeployed to other stores.

The store unexpectedly closed for a day in January after what the book chain dubbed "an unprecedented action in our experience".

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They were locked out of the building during lease negotiations with landlord Concise Property Management which is also based in Camden.

Trading resumed when the store re-opened the next day, but it has now closed for good.

A spokesperson for Waterstones said: "We have been unable to agree a new lease for our Camden bookshop and have therefore closed.

"This is greatly regretted. We are actively looking for a new site in Camden and hope to reopen soon. All booksellers will be redeployed in the meantime."

Lawyers for Concise Property Management, Memery Crystal LLP, declined to comment.

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