Dereham off-licence set to shut

Five Norfolk off-licences including one at Dereham are set to close following the collapse of parent company First Quench.The company, which owns more than 1,200 off-licences nationally under brands including The Local, Threshers, Bottoms Up and Wine Rack, was hit by tough competition and falling trade in the recession and called in administrators KPMG last week.

Five Norfolk off-licences including one at Dereham are set to close following the collapse of parent company First Quench.

The company, which owns more than 1,200 off-licences nationally under brands including The Local, Threshers, Bottoms Up and Wine Rack, was hit by tough competition and falling trade in the recession and called in administrators KPMG last week.

A total of 373 loss-making stores which will close by early December includes the Local store in Dereham.