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Inside the new Psyche fashion store in Durham (12 Apr 2018). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

What’s been happening in the North East’s retail centres? Here’s your round-up of April’s important developments

From designer fashion store Psyche opening in Durham to the city’s M&S closing, April saw plenty of interesting developments in North East bricks-and-mortar retail. Read the latest updates here, as a sample of what you can find in the May issue of my monthly Soult’s Retail Report.

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Vacant section of Darlington's ex-Woolworths at 18 Northgate (3 May 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 10

Tracking down Darlington’s original Woolworths – 73 years after it relocated


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Never one to let a good Woolworths anniversary pass me by, today – 20 September 2013 – represents 73 years since Darlington’s Woolworths store relocated...

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Spice chest at Achica (20 Aug 2012) 22

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


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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...

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Millets, Hexham (25 Aug 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Coffee shop lined up as Hexham Millets confirms 21 September closing date?


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Hexham’s Millets store in Fore Street is to close on 21 September, after trading in the town for seven years. Though the Hexham Courant broke...

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BHS, Newcastle (20 Apr 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Bright, Hip and Stylish: Newcastle’s new BHS impresses – for the most part


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Given my extensive coverage of the build up to Newcastle’s new BHS store in Northumberland Street, you won’t be surprised to learn that I’ve paid a couple...

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BHS fascia. Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Newcastle’s new BHS to open on 19 April


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Newcastle’s new BHS store in Northumberland Street will open on 19 April, I can reveal. Work on site has been going on since last summer,...

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La Senza closing down in Newcastle (2 Jan 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 11

What does 2012 hold for Newcastle city centre?


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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...

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New BHS Newcastle site (28 Dec 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Newcastle’s new BHS finally announces its presence


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Work on the new BHS store in Newcastle has been underway for more than six months, though the lack of any mention of BHS on...

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New Look and Next (formerly Woolworths) (24 Nov 2011). Photograph by Steve Hack 0

Next and New Look open up in Perth’s former Woolworths premises


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The fashion retailers Next and New Look opened the doors to their new stores in Perth yesterday (24 November), on the site of the town’s...

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The store as BHS, Swindon (11 Sep 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 11

Swindon’s former Woolworths store – past, present and an uncertain future


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If you saw my earlier post about the shiny new BHS in Swindon, you might be wondering what happened to the retailer during the 18-month period...

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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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Render of Newcastle's new BHS (prior to latest changes). Image by Dalziel & Pow 4

Radical Dalziel & Pow design for four-level Newcastle BHS


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Plans for Northumberland Street’s new BHS store have been submitted to Newcastle City Council, and propose a more radical than expected transformation of the former...

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John Lewis Tamworth (17 Jun 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

John Lewis Tamworth takes shape


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Following the confirmation, in April, that John Lewis will indeed be opening one of its ‘At Home’ stores in Tamworth, work on site seems to be...

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New Next, Newcastle (10 May 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Next, BHS, Primark, Clas Ohlson – photo updates of Newcastle’s new retail developments


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I had a quick wander around Newcastle city centre today, where the new Next flagship store is gearing up for its opening at 11am this Thursday...

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New Next, Newcastle (14 Apr 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Newcastle Next flagship set for 12 May opening


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The timescale may have slipped a little from the original April target – which is still being proclaimed by the external hoardings – but I understand that...

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