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Victoria’s Secret heading to Newcastle’s Monument Mall – if Hammerson’s posters are to be believed

Poster showing Victoria's Secret at Monument Mall, Newcastle (3 Mar 2013). Photograph by Graham Soult

Poster showing Victoria’s Secret at Monument Mall, Newcastle (3 Mar 2013)

Newcastle is set to host one of the UK’s first branches of US lingerie retailer Victoria’s Secret – if new posters around Hammerson’s Monument Mall development are to be believed.

Following the opening of the scheme’s new TK Maxx store last Thursday (28 February), posters featuring updated artist’s impressions of … Continue Reading

Newcastle’s new TK Maxx gets ready for 28 February opening

New TK Maxx, Northumberland Street, Newcastle (10 Feb 2013). Photograph by Graham Soult

New TK Maxx, Northumberland Street, Newcastle (10 Feb 2013)

Getting on for a year since the redevelopment of Monument Mall began, the first reconfigured store within the Hammerson-owned scheme is finally preparing to open its doors.

The development’s anchor retailer – the fashion and homewares chain TK Maxx – whose opening … Continue Reading

Critiquing the Achica experience as I try out the “members-only luxury lifestyle store”

Spice chest at Achica (20 Aug 2012)

Spice chest at Achica (20 Aug 2012)

Since its launch less than three years ago, the private sales etailer Achica – badged as the ”members-only luxury lifestyle store” – has been something of a quiet success story.

Launched by Asos co-founder Quentin Griffiths in partnership with former TradeDoubler CEO Will Cooper, the business’s strong online … Continue Reading

Cladding goes up on Newcastle’s Primark as new city centre developments take shape

Primark, Newcastle (30 Oct 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult

Primark, Newcastle (30 Oct 2012)

The outside of Newcastle’s enlarged Primark is finally starting to gain its funky cladding, as the Northumberland Street store gets ready for its planned opening.

Since I last updated on the project at the end of July, the exterior of the building has changed … Continue Reading

Newcastle roundup: retail lettings remain active as Cath Kidston signs and Office expands

Cath Kidston, St Ives, Cornwall (20 Feb 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult

Cath Kidston, St Ives, Cornwall (20 Feb 2011)

Cath Kidston is to open a standalone store in Newcastle city centre, it has been revealed.

The upmarket clothing, accessories, bags and homeware retailer – famous for its floral prints and patterns – has signed for the unit at 136-138 Grainger Street, opposite Urban Outfitters, which currently houses the footwear brand Office.

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Hammerson reveals Armani and Jamie’s Italian for Newcastle’s Monument Mall – then deletes it

Development work at Monument Mall (27 Jul 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult

Development work at Monument Mall (27 Jul 2012)

It seems that Hammerson, the owner of Newcastle’s Monument Mall, may have inadvertently revealed two of the tenants that it’s signed up for the redeveloped shopping centre.

Just on Monday, eagle-eyed retail enthusiast Mike Ho (@inmh88 on Twitter) … Continue Reading

Redevelopment of Newcastle’s Monument Mall is now underway

Monument Mall, Newcastle (16 Apr 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult

Monument Mall, Newcastle (16 Apr 2012)

Work started yesterday (16 April) on Hammerson’s much-anticipated redevelopment of the Monument Mall shopping centre in Newcastle, which will see the mall’s circulation spaces infilled and new full-depth, street-facing shop and restaurant units created in their place.

The recent departure of … Continue Reading

Newcastle and Gateshead retail developments roundup

New Primark, Newcastle (30 Mar 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult

New Primark, Newcastle (30 Mar 2012)

Back at the start of the year, I promised that 2012 was going to be an eventful year for Newcastle city centre in terms of interesting retail developments and new store openings. As we approach Easter, it’s probably time for an update on how things are progressing, both in … Continue Reading

Metro Outlet takes over Middlesbrough’s TJ Hughes site, but ex-TJ’s elsewhere remain empty

Existing Metro Outlet in Gateshead (25 Mar 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult

Existing Metro Outlet in Gateshead (25 Mar 2011)

Middlesbrough had some retail good news on Saturday, as a new store opened its doors in the town’s former TJ Hughes premises – following on from the … Continue Reading

From Macs to Maxx – three busy days for Tyneside retail

New Poundland store, Gateshead (21 Sep 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult

New Poundland store, Gateshead (21 Sep 2010)

Returning home after a two-week holiday in Montenegro (more of which in due course), it seems like quite a lot has been happening within Tyneside’s retail scene while I’ve been away. 

As well as Asda’s plans for the old Byker Woolies getting the … Continue Reading

Six former Woolies in and around London

Former Woolworths (now Alworths) in Amersham (14 May 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult

Former Woolworths (now Alworths) in Amersham (14 May 2010)

While staying in London a couple of weekends ago, Alworths in Amersham (above) wasn’t the only former Woolworths I managed to visit…

Having arrived at King’s Cross, first stop was the St George’s Centre in Harrow, where the large, two-storey former … Continue Reading

Joint TK Maxx and HomeSense store to open at MetroCentre in ‘late September’

TK Maxx site at MetroCentre's Blue Mall. Photograph by Graham Soult

TK Maxx site at MetroCentre's Blue Mall

The trouble of spending too much of my time visiting town centres and shopping malls is that I end up with more potential blog topics than I ever have time to actually write about, accompanied by folders full of unused digital photographs.

One story that I’ve been sitting on for a while is the upcoming opening of TK Maxx at Gateshead’s MetroCentre, adding to a … Continue Reading

More old Woolies sites to be taken over

Former Woolworths store

Former Woolworths store

Since my previous post three days ago, there have been several more announcements regarding former Woolworths sites that have found new occupants:

TK … Continue Reading