A FLINTSHIRE high street has lost a popular bakery store.

Greggs has confirmed that its Mold High Store store has closed down.

But the bakery giant said that limited jobs have been lost - with most staff being relocated to other stores.

Joanna Douglass, Mold Town Council business and regeneration officer, expressed her disappointment at the news, but is confident that the empty premises will be filled.

She said: "It's obviously very disappointing that Greggs has closed its Mold store as it was a prominent and popular feature of the high street for many years.

"However, Mold has been shortlisted for the 'Rising Star' category for The Great British High Street Awards which will raise the town's profile and show prospective traders that Mold is a good place to open a shop.

"The fact Mold featured so prominently during Independent Retailer Month shows how successful our town centre is in maintaining and supporting independent traders.

"For these reasons, I firmly believe the premises will be refilled."

The news follows the closure of The Money Shop last month, which was situated next door but one to Greggs on the high street.

However Mrs Douglass said the closures are not linked, and reassured traders on Mold High Street.

She said: "The Money Shop's closure followed a national review of its stores which has led to a number of closures nationally.

"Despite their close proximity to each other, there is no underlying link between the closure of them both."

A Greggs spokesperson said: “Following a thorough review we decided not to renew the lease for our Mold High Street store, which closed on Saturday August 17 2019.

"All staff members were offered transfers to alternative Greggs shops within the area.”