READERS have expressed their sadness following the announcement that a much-loved Wrexham business will close its store next month.

The Secondhand Shed announced it will close its shop and operate online only as a result of increased rent after 15-years of trading.

The Wrexham store sells high quality used goods which customers say gives it a unique edge, but after what Mr Hall describes as being their worst Christmas period ever, he was left with no choice but to make the devastating decision.

After relocating to Lord Street from Pen-Y-Bryn, Simon Hall says he is "very emotional" to hear the response from loyal customers and residents following the announcement.

He said: "I have had lots of people coming in to express their sadness as well as messaging. I would like to thank everyone for the kind words and it’s a shame that so many people feel like they do about the town.

"I feel so very sorry for towns like Wrexham it’s a hard working place with great people but something just isn’t happening for it and I don’t know what the answers are."

The shop is now offering a huge sale on items to clear as much stock as possible before it shuts in mid-February. Simon will announce an exact closing date on social media.

On Facebook, many customers have expressed their disappointment after hearing about the shop's pending closure.

One customer said "Such a shame. Simon is always up for a chat if you go into his shop, won’t get that online" while another said "Oh no, I love looking in your shop. What a shame. You'll be missed."


Another customer admitted he too had to shut down his business after 20-years following a rise in bills and change in spending habits since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Simon added: "People have always said we are the best and most interesting shop in the town so I’m not totally shocked by the response.

"I am very emotional when I read and hear the response I've had."