Daventry’s Thorntons shop WILL stay open

THE Thorntons chocolate shop in Bowen Square, Daventry, will not be closing.

Although a spokesman for Thorntons told the Daventry Express earlier this week that the store would shut when the Birthdays greeting card store was closed, it has now issued a retraction saying the Thorntons part of the shop will remain.

All Birthdays stores across the country are due to close as they are part of the financially troubled Clinton Cards group.

Administrators Zolfo Cooper were called into the chain last week and subsequently announced it will close 350 Birthdays stores nationwide.