A WELL-KNOWN high street name has closed another shop in York.

Boots has closed its opticians in Parliament Street in the city centre.

As The Press reported last week it is set to shut its Heworth East Parade pharmacy on Saturday, March 9.

And the closure is in addition to Boots in Clifton, near Clifton Green, shutting up shop on February 17.

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A sign in the store’s window says the nearest store is now the main branch in Coney Street.

The news follows the closure of Boots branches across York.

As The Press reported, Boots in King’s Square closed in October last year.

The closure was part of a nationwide programme affecting 300 stores, reducing their total number from 2,200 to 1,900.

It comes as the brand previously announced in the summer last year, that they would be shutting down some stores as the aim to keep to close some 300 stores across the country.

The US owners of the brand, Walgreens Boots Alliance at the time shared that the closures were in aim to optimise locations and opening hours.

As James Kehoem, global chief financial officer at Walgreens previously said: “We will continue to optimise our locations and opening hours and expect to close an additional 300 locations in the UK and 150 locations in the US."

The brand has also confirmed that all closures would offer an alternative store less than three miles away.

The future of Boots Coney Street is also uncertain due to a major regeneration project.

A section of the building, which contains Boots at 43, Coney Street, is earmarked for demolition as part of the York-based Helmsley Group's proposals for Coney Street and the riverside.

Helmsley also seeks to ‘remodel’ the store frontage of the nearby Next building at 19-21 Coney Street.

But Boots previously said it remained “committed” to a presence in the centre of York.

“The lease on our Coney Street store is due to end later this year, and we are in the process of reviewing alternative options,” a Boots spokesperson told The Press in February.

“As we have continued to do, we will keep our team members and customers informed throughout this process.”