A STORE in Huddersfield selling fashions aimed at young people is out of business - just months after trading began.

A meeting of creditors has been called following the collapse of Adrenaline Junkie Ltd, which had a store at the town's Kingsgate Centre.

The store was opened last December by Mirfield couple Chris and Shaz Batley and focused on fashions inspired by extreme sports such as snowboarding, surfing and mountain biking.

The couple also have a store at the Xcape snowboarding centre in Castleford, which is a separate business and continues to trade normally.

The meeting has been called by Mirfield insolvency firm Philmore & Co. It will be held next Wednesday at Sandal Rugby Club, Sandal, Wakefield.

Paul Philmore, of Philmore & Co, said the Huddersfield shop had not been doing enough business to meet running costs.

When the store opened, Mr Batley said he had chosen Huddersfield because of its lively retail scene and large numbers of university students, who were viewed as likely customers.

Kingsgate manager Jonathan Hardy said he was sad that Adrenaline Junkie had closed, but said the majority of stores at the centre were trading well.

Most tenants had exceeded their sales targets for the first three months of 2005, he said.

Department store operator Beatties had confirmed that its Kingsgate store was the top branch for sales in 2004.

And there was keen interest among shoppers in the opening of a new store by Price Drop TV.

Mr Hardy said: "The number of people coming into the centre continues to rise year-on-year.

"We do everything we can to make the centre attractive.

"We have recruited more security staff, we have brightened the car park and the centre is kept spotless thanks to the efforts of my staff."