Deathwatch: Ethel Austin in administration for the second time
But discount chain Ethel Austin might not even get a third crack at survival as they’ve just been placed into administration for the second time in as many years.
The chain, which also includes Au Naturale, was on the brink of collapse in May 2008 before it was rescued, but administrators MCR have been appointed. They’re not ruling out closures of some of the chain’s 300 stores or redundancies.
Could it be the end for Ethel Austin and/or Au Naturale? Do any of you shop there and would they be missed if the worst happened? How about Stone Cold Steve Austin? Do any of you like him? Or Tracy Austin the tennis player? She was quite pretty if we remember correctly…