Hoopers Carlisle store sold at auction for more than £1m
A Carlisle department store has been sold at auction for more than £1m.
Hoopers on Castle Street closed its doors for the final time in March because of "lack of profitability" with the loss of 23 jobs.
For a time there was hope it would be taken over by Edinburgh Woollen Mill but negotiations fell through.
Now, an unknown buyer has bought the store for £1,065,000 at auction. It is not yet known if it will remain as a department store.