Wrexham-based family furniture business Parry’s Retail Furniture has decided to close its doors.

The store, which has been in the family for around 116 years, was run by Stephen Parry and shut up shop due to personal reasons alongside the increased competition from large retail parks and national chains.

The company officially closed on 31 May 2016 and has removed its website, with Stephen admitting to media source The Leader, that his heart was no longer in the business.

Stephen said: “There is no one single reason as to why we’re closing; a number of things have built up and I just do not have the heart for it anymore.

“I’d like to thank all of my friends and family who have been so supportive and all of my loyal customers who I’ve dealt with over the years. I’d also like to thank my suppliers who have been so good to us. We’ve been with a number of them for many years.”