Ok, so we didn't literally well up, but it is a little sad that something that has stood on Regent Street since 1790 should now be put up for "redevelopment" thanks to a "downturn in consumer spending" and rent rises.
Apparently the building has been sold to property developers who are planning to turn it into a series of smaller shops, with flats and offices above.
Anyone remember that story about "the increasingly homogenised nature of our high streets" we ran a few days ago? And that's before you even get to the 500+ staff who could be made redundant as a result.
If you want to read a little about the history of the store before it closes it doors for good you can do so here.