Administrators have remained silent on what is next for the Watford Wilko site.

It comes after pictures of Wilko’s empty shop were shared online with people commenting on the store’s closure.

The shop in the High Street, closed on Tuesday, September 26, along with 36 other Wilko stores on the same day.

Watford Observer: All the shelves are now completely emptyAll the shelves are now completely empty (Image: Stephen Danzig)

Several people described the closure as “sad”.

One person said: “It’s a sign of the times. Same in every town centre. The retail model is no longer viable for a shop anymore.”

Watford Observer: A sign in the shop windowA sign in the shop window (Image: Stephen Danzig)

Another said: “Can’t believe it. So sad when the big chains close. I’m still getting over BHS going.”

Watford Observer: The empty shopThe empty shop (Image: Stephen Danzig)

PwC, who was brought in to manage the sale of Wilko, did tell the Watford Observer “that the Watford store won't be opening as a Poundland”.

Shortly after the closure confirmation, Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, said: “We will support any new business taking over the space and have already joined with Job Centre Plus and Watford BID to look at help for anyone who needs to find alternative employment, connecting them with local vacancies, including town centre jobs.”

Watford Town Centre BID added that even with the Wilko closure “vacancy rates are significantly below the national average”.