ANOTHER city centre shop has become a casualty of the credit crunch.

Staff at women’s clothing store Viyella, which called in the administrators on January 6, were told on Thursday that the store will be closing tomorrow (Saturday, January 24).

One member of staff said they were “shocked and sad” at the news, but were unable to comment further except to thank loyal customers who have supported them over the years.

Formed in 1784, Viyella is one of this country's longest-established clothing manufacturers and joins Woolworths, Queen’s tailor Hardy Amies and The Pier as the latest in a series of established names to close their Chester branches.