Late 2012 and I spotted that the shop was closed.
Fortunately found out that they were still trading online and you could still pick up from their warehouse in Warrington. I spoke to there owner who explained that so much of their business was now through the interweb and they couldn't justify the shop with such delights as business rates.
Alas I know not if there were other issues but upon trying to look them up yesterday I had problems accessing their website then found out that they have not been trading for months.
A sad loss of an independent store with knowledgeable staff and fair minded owners. Go outdoors or Decathlon isn't quite the same.