Gosforth Woolies: before and after

Former Woolworths (now The Co-operative Food), Gosforth (16 Jan 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult

Former Woolworths (now The Co-operative Food), Gosforth (16 Jan 2010)

I happened to be in Gosforth yesterday evening (paying a visit to the very good Loch Fyne restaurant), so used my mobile to capture a shot of the recently opened The Co-operative Food – previously mentioned here – which occupies the High Street’s former Woolworths site. If you need a reminder, here’s what it looked like back in September:

Former Woolworths, Gosforth (27 Sep 2009). Photograph by Graham Soult

Former Woolworths, Gosforth (27 Sep 2009)

It’s certainly good to see the new Co-op store bringing some colour and life to that part of the High Street, though I am still quite surprised at the Co-op opening up in an area that is already served by decent-sized Asda and Sainsbury’s stores. I’d be interested to hear what any of the locals think about the Co-op’s arrival, and whether it really brings anything new or distinctive to Gosforth High Street.

2 Responses to “Gosforth Woolies: before and after”

  1. helen said:

    Feb 17, 10 at 20:48

    is ok ut when u find out that 2 pints of long life milk is 85p there and only 65 in morrisons it kind of makes u wonder about their prices!!!
    also they dont print teir number on the receipt which is why i was on google looking for it cos of a problm with purchase just made but it too cold to venture out again

  2. John said:

    Feb 09, 11 at 11:31

    It’s good to be able to get their ethically-produced own brand goods, fair trade stuff etc and handy to pop in to if you want one or two things and don’t fancy the scrum at Sainsburys or Asda. Having said that I like just down the road from Asda, so don’t really use the other two much. But it’s a very welcome addition to the mix, and is open until 10pm on Sundays – very handy in those ‘run out of booze’ emergencies…


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