BENDIGO has lost another major central business district store with Warehouse Sales closing.
A sign on the door of the Mitchell Street business says 'Warehouse Sales Pty Ltd is closed due to liquidation'.
The Warehouse Sales website has also shut down.
The website has only a notice reading:
''Down for Maintenance.
''Warehouse Sales is currently unavailable due to maintenance. It should be available again very shortly.
''We apologize for any inconvenience caused.''
Bendigo Business Council executive officer Patrick Falconer said the news about Warehouse Sales was disappointing.
''It's obviously not good for the retail sector when a long standing business has to close,'' he said.
''Especially one in a fairly vibrant strip of Bendigo shopping area.
''Nobody wants any business to close down but unfortunately in a free market these things do occur.
''We can only hope that he might be able to trade out of it ... you don't know as there have been cases where people have been able to trade out.''
Mr Falconer said he hoped the Bendigo store could take an opportunity such as Reilly's who survived as a family business after the Retravision brand fell on hard times.
''It proves that the Bendigo population must always support local business whenever possible to keep these jobs in Bendigo,'' he said.
It proves the Bendigo population must always support local business