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Adidas and Toys R Us move quickly to fill Intu Eldon Square voids

Adidas announcing its presence at Eldon Square (14 Oct 2013). Photograph by Graham Soult

Adidas announcing its presence at Eldon Square (14 Oct 2013)

In recent months, the St Andrew’s Way section of Newcastle’s Eldon Square has seen its first tenant departures since opening in February 2010, with the loss of Republic and Guess. Both units are … Continue Reading

What does 2012 hold for Newcastle city centre?

La Senza closing down in Newcastle (2 Jan 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult

La Senza closing down in Newcastle (2 Jan 2012)

Since this is my first post of 2012, I must begin by wishing all Soult’s Retail View readers a very Happy New Year! Thank you to everyone who has commented, emailed, tweeted or visited during 2011, and I hope you will find many more posts to spark your interest during 2012.

As we enter 2012, the retail picture … Continue Reading

The North Face opens its Newcastle flagship store

The North Face, Newcastle (29 Oct 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult

The North Face, Newcastle (29 Oct 2011)

The Californian outdoor brand The North Face has opened its new store in Newcastle in the last few days – though you could easily be forgiven for not realising.

The shop, at 9-15 Blackett Street, seems to have opened with little fanfare. As yet, its details don’t show up on … Continue Reading

Newcastle retail in good health as design of 114,000 sq ft Primark is revealed

3DReid's proposal for the remodelled Primark/ex-BHS building

3DReid's proposal for the remodelled Primark/ex-BHS building

Interesting retail things always seem to happen on Tyneside while I’m on holiday! This time, I returned from Slovenia yesterday – hence the lack of recent blog posts – to find that the planning application for Newcastle’s new Primark flagship has been submitted while I’ve been away.

While the news of Primark’s … Continue Reading

Newcastle’s new Next readies for April opening

New Next, Newcastle (23 Feb 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult

New Next, Newcastle (23 Feb 2011)

Work has been underway on Newcastle’s former Arcadia site for the best part of a year, as the space is transformed into a 55,000 sq ft Next store. Like the old Topshop store that it replaces, Next will have … Continue Reading

Putting today’s John Lewis sales drop in perspective

John Lewis Oxford Street, London. Photograph by Graham Soult

John Lewis Oxford Street, London

Given how long it’s been since the weekly trading figures for John Lewis department stores last recorded a year-on-year fall in sales, it’s little wonder that the 2.2% sales drop announced today seems to be … Continue Reading

Confirmed: Newcastle’s Green Market to close in January

Entrance to Green Market, Newcastle. Photograph by Graham Soult

Entrance to Green Market, Newcastle

Since I broke the story, in January, official confirmation of the closure of Newcastle’s Green Market at High Friars has been rather slow in coming. Even back then, I argued that “the lack of any coverage – or perhaps even awareness – of what appears to be the current Green Market’s impending closure is surprising.” 

As I … Continue Reading

Card Factory lined up for Newcastle’s Northumberland Street

Typical Card Factory fascia. Photograph by Graham Soult

Typical Card Factory fascia

Newcastle City Council has recently received a planning application for the “display of internally illuminated fascia sign and non illuminated projecting sign to front elevation” for 55-57 Northumberland Street. The applicant, I understand, is the rapidly expanding greetings card chain … Continue Reading

Newcastle’s Clayton Street gets Wooly Minded

Wooly Minded - opening soon! (17 Jun 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult

Wooly Minded - opening soon! (17 Jun 2010)

One of the quirks of the recently opened Eldon Square South extension in Newcastle is the contrast in tenant mix between the main St Andrew’s Way mall and those units that only face out on to the surrounding streets.

While the … Continue Reading

Newcastle Debenhams scores on customer service

Newgate Street frontage, Debenhams Newcastle. Photograph by Graham Soult

Newgate Street frontage, Debenhams Newcastle

Though I’d had a wander around several times before, today was the first occasion that I’d actually bought something from Newcastle’s recently opened Debenhams store. However, if the good quality customer service that I received is the norm, it gives me every incentive to go back.

I was looking for a nice shirt and … Continue Reading

Newcastle’s new fashion meccas take shape

No missing the fact that Peacocks is coming... (20 May 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult

No missing the fact that Peacocks is coming... (20 May 2010)

The opening of St Andrew’s Way back in February – and Hollister, belatedly, in April – may have been this year’s biggest retail events in … Continue Reading