Tagged: Grainger Town

New Maplin, Grainger Street, Newcastle (3 Mar 2013). Photograph by Graham Soult 0

16 March opening for Newcastle’s “25% bigger” Maplin store


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Electronics specialist Maplin has confirmed that its relocated Newcastle branch will open on Saturday 16 March. The retailer is leaving its current site at 43 Pilgrim Street and...

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Calvin Klein Underwear and Urban Outfitters sites, Newcastle (8 Aug 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 6

Newcastle’s Calvin Klein Underwear and Urban Outfitters stores take shape


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While the rescue of Newcastle’s TJ Hughes store ensures that the value stretch of Grainger Street retains its retail anchor, work is also progressing well on the...

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3DReid's proposal for the remodelled Primark/ex-BHS building 8

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


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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...

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1950s scene showing Maurice Gerald in Newcastle's Bigg Market 1

Remember Maurice Gerald at 6 Bigg Market, Newcastle?


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Given my interest in both retail history and local history more generally, it’s always a pleasure when people drop me a line to share their...

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Former Woolworths, Clayton Street, Newcastle (27 Sep 2009). Photograph by Graham Soult 8

Photo gallery: more former Woolies around the UK (part 3 – North East)


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After Parts 1 and 2 of my former Woolworths photo gallery, it’s time to finish up – at least for the moment – with some more shots...

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Millets in Newcastle, prior to closure (6 Oct 2009). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Newcastle’s Millets among the 89 stores to be closed


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Yesterday I commented on the fact that the Millets store at MetroCentre was having a closing down sale; today, I noticed that the branch in...

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Nice Tucci you again


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Wandering along Newcastle’s Grainger Street yesterday afternoon, I was quite surprised to see that the old Tucci fashion store – which closed down probably several...

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