Tagged: Redcar

Site of future Charles Clinkard store in Shrewsbury (21 Dec 2013). Photograph by Sam Stockley 4

Charles Clinkard Q&A: “Maintaining good relationships with suppliers is key”


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Think of a great northern city, and the chances are that you’ll bring to mind one of the great northern retailers that’s based there. Bradford...

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Original Woolworths (now A&S Discount Store), Byker (28 Aug 2013). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Old Woolies fascia exposed as Byker Wetherspoon’s readies for October opening


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The Newcastle suburb of Byker will gain a welcome addition when its new Wetherspoon pub – The High Main – opens at 63 Shields Road on 22...

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Ethel Austin, Blaydon (12 Apr 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Rescued for the fourth time, can Ethel Austin really have a future?


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When value clothing retailer Ethel Austin fell into administration for the fourth time in as many years three weeks ago, it’s fair to say that its chances of...

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Former Peacocks, Middlesbrough (7 Mar 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Poundworld takes over Middlesbrough’s ex-Peacocks, as it opens its 30th store in 15 weeks


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Middlesbrough might have lost its Pure Party store in the fallout from Clinton Cards’ collapse, but as some retailers depart the town others are arriving...

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Artist's impression of new Cramlington Poundworld store. Image courtesy of Poundworld 1

Poundworld to open second Cramlington store on 6 April


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Hot on the heels of its new Express store in Redcar, which launched last month, the discount variety chain Poundworld is set to open another new...

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Game in Sunderland's High Street West - now closed (13 Mar 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Twenty-one North East stores close immediately as Game collapses


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Twenty-one Game and Gamestation shops in the North East are among the 277 stores that have closed immediately following Game Group’s collapse into administration this...

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Impression of new Redcar store. Image courtesy of Poundworld 2

Poundworld confirms 1 March opening for Redcar ‘Express’ store


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The single-price retailer Poundworld has confirmed that it will open a Poundworld Express store in Redcar this week – only the third store to launch as...

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Family Bargains (former Woolworths), Bristol Galleries (22 Feb 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Poundworld and Discount UK to open dual-fascia store in Swindon


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Multi-price value retailer Discount UK is to open its 30th store, in Swindon, this week – under a dual fascia with its Yorkshire-based parent brand, Poundworld....

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Former Woolworths, South Shields (8 Aug 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Store Twenty One adds another North East Woolies site to its portfolio


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The Indian-owned value fashion retailer, Store Twenty One, is to add a fourth North East ex-Woolies site to its estate, taking over the empty portion...

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Original former Woolworths (now Store Twenty One), Redcar (4 May 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 8

Redcar’s original ex-Woolies – and a new real shop among the virtual ones


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One of my main motivations for visiting Redcar yesterday was to get a photo of the town’s original former Woolworths at 19 High Street, above,...

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Redcar High Street (4 May 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 9

Redcar’s ‘virtual shops’ – with added authenticity


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There’s nothing like glorious weather to bring a British seaside resort to life, and Redcar, on the Tees Valley coast, had a really great buzz about...

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Former Woolworths, Redcar (17 Sep 2009). Photograph by Graham Soult 15

How many former Woolworths can Graham visit in one day?


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How about SIX? Stop one is High Street in Redcar, where the former Woolworths store has recently become a branch of the Yorkshire Trading Company....

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Back of the WHSmith store in Redcar (17 Sep 2009). Photograph by Graham Soult 17

I haven’t seen one of those in a while…


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Visiting Redcar today, I was amused to spot a little throwback to the past in the form of an old WHSmith fascia, featuring the once...

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