BOSSES at Quality Discounts stores have reassured loyal customers in Maldon that their store will remain open.

This comes after a neighbouring Essex QD store shut down in Thurrock.

Despite the Essex locations closure, bosses at QD have confirmed the store in Maldon will not be facing the axe.

A spokesman for QD said: "There are no plans at all for the closure of the Clacton, Maldon or Halstead stores.

"In fact, QD is continuing to invest in the high street, having opened a new QD store only a few weeks ago in Rayleigh."