Category: Shopping Centres

Entrance to Green Market, Newcastle. Photograph by Graham Soult 12

Confirmed: Newcastle’s Green Market to close in January


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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...

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Mall plan showing Peacocks (screenshot from 4 Aug 2010) 4

Peacocks flies into Tamworth’s Ankerside centre


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I was interested to find out a few days ago that the fashion retailer Peacocks will soon be opening a store in my old home town of Tamworth,...

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Upcoming PC World and Currys store in Northumberland Street, Newcastle (25 Jun 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 8

Newcastle city centre updates – Currys, Cotswold and Clinton’s


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Heading into Newcastle today for a much-needed haircut, I had my usual wander around to see what was happening,  retail property-wise. In Northumberland Street, the...

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Former Woolworths and new Alworths site, Newhaven (17 Mar 2010). Photograph by Paul Gillett 5

Newhaven in East Sussex set to be the next Alworths stop


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The BT Phone Book is now listing an Alworths store at 14 High Street in Newhaven, East Sussex – the town’s former Woolworths unit.  There...

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Gateshead's Get Carter car park (28 May 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 9

Demolition of Gateshead’s Get Carter car park starts today


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Since it opened in 1969, Gateshead town centre’s Trinity Square car park has been many things to different people, but always impossible to ignore. To some, it has been an icon...

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Clas Ohlson fascia. Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Clas Ohlson continues UK expansion with Merry Hill store


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Swedish hardware retailer Clas Ohlson has announced today that it will be opening its eighth UK store at Westfield’s Merry Hill shopping centre, at Brierley...

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TK Maxx site at MetroCentre, back in March. Photograph by Graham Soult 4

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


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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...

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Site of new Next store in Newcastle (16 May 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

Newcastle’s new fashion meccas take shape


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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 Newcastle,...

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Promo shot for Hollister's spring collection 2

Hollister Newcastle opens 15 April


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Eldon Square’s new Apple Store may have attracted the most buzz at the opening of St Andrew’s Way back in February, but it’s Hollister that’s still...

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Eldon Square extension (16 Feb 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 11

Initial reactions to the new St Andrew’s Way mall at Eldon Square


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I might have been busy at work at 10:30 a.m this morning, but many thousands of others evidently weren’t, judging from the crowds that attended the grand...

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New Look, Newcastle (15 Feb 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Eldon Square’s St Andrew’s Way opens today (16 February 2010)!


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There will be plenty of analysis of the new Eldon Square mall in Newcastle over the coming weeks, and reflection on the impact of St...

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Best brands and iron girders for new Eldon Square Republic store


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With exciting mounting over the opening of Eldon Square’s St Andrew’s Way extension in less than a week’s time (10:30 on Tuesday 16 February, to be precise), it...

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Peacocks logo. Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Peacocks lined up for Newcastle’s former Zavvi


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Peacocks has submitted a planning application for new signage at the former Zavvi site in Newcastle’s Northumberland Street, confirming recent rumours that the fashion retailer was being...

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Tesco Express, Eldon Garden (30 Jan 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Updates on Newcastle city centre’s new Tescos


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Heavy overnight snow provided a good excuse to take a walk into Newcastle today, rather than trying to drive anywhere further afield. It was also...

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139-153 Grainger Street, Newcastle (22 Jan 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

Three-storey retail tenant “secured” to replace Newcastle’s Green Market


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As someone with an appetite for retail news stories, I like to occasionally visit Newcastle City Council’s planning applications website. Often, planning applications are where interesting...

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Debenhams, Eldon Square South. Photograph by Graham Soult 8

Newcastle gets Hollister, Tesco Express, new Next


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A few interesting titbits of Newcastle retail news ahead of the opening of Eldon Square South – St Andrew’s Way – on 16 February. Anchored...

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Empty Oil & Vinegar store in Eldon Square (6 Jan 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Goodbye to Oil & Vinegar in Newcastle’s Eldon Square


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After work, I trudged through the snow to the delightful Eldon Square Waitrose this evening, though not before giving the store a call to check that...

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Shot from 1998 'Woolies Winter Wonderland' TV ad 15

Woolies Winter Wonderland…


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…That was the theme of Woolworths’ 1998 Christmas TV advertisement, in the heady, Tellytubby days when, as the ad reminds us, everyone wanted a Talking Po....

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Monument Mall. Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Newcastle’s Monument Mall transported through cyberspace to Staffordshire


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It’s always fun to find links between my current home of Tyneside and my previous one of Staffordshire – Tamworth playing Gateshead in the Blue...

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