This evening I am sad.
Sad at the news of losing another shop from Coalville.
But also sad at the loss of a constant part of my families life.
Today the Midlands Co-op has announced the closure, in the next six months, of the Coalville Department Store.
It is a shop where as a toddler I accidentally smashed a dinner service which had been put on display.
It is a shop which brings back memories of my first visit to Father Christmas.
It is a shop where my dad always used to buy electrical goods from (because he liked the customer service and interest free credit)!
And it is a shop where we bought all of the nursery equipment for our own firstborn - and where I bought his very first toy.
Tonight I am sad that we will lose another retailer from Coalville with the potential for another empty unit and maybe more jobs lost.
But I am also sad tonight that a little part of me has gone.