The Canberra Times is reporting that the Canberra Centre Darrell Lea is to be the sole survivor of the local four stores as the administrators swing their axes.
The Darrell Lea stores at Westfield Woden, Tuggeranong Plaza and Westfield Belconnen will close by 2pm on Saturday, with most ceasing trade from today.
Only the Darrell Lea store at the Canberra Centre has survived the cuts.
Australia-wide, 32 Darrell Lea stores will be closed, resulting in the loss of 167 casual jobs, 16 part-time jobs and 15 full-time jobs. Thirty-four stores will remain open.
With so much high quality chocolate flooding the market in recent years in some ways it’s surprising they’ve lasted this long.