Tagged: South Shields

HMV, South Shields (18 Jun 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Four North East stores to go in first wave of HMV closures


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As you may well have seen last week, four North East locations are among the 66 loss-making HMV stores that will close within the next couple...

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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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Clintons, St Helens (10 May 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

The missing wow factor behind Clintons’ collapse


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As one of the biggest recent retail administrations – in terms of both the jobs (8,000) and stores (767) that are at risk – it’s...

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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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Poundworld and Discount UK store, Swindon (2 Mar 2012). Photograph by Lee Sartin 4

Fascia treatment of Poundworld’s 2-in-1 Swindon store revealed


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Many thanks to Soult’s Retail View reader Lee Sartin, who has sent in a picture of the dual-fascia Poundworld and Discount UK store that opened...

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Former Woolworths (now Sainsbury's), Prince Edward Road, South Shields (21 Feb 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 14

The South Shields shop that’s been a Woolworths… and nearly every supermarket name too


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When I recently got hold of a copy of the 1972 Woolworths store list, I was surprised to see a reference to a North East...

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Former Woolworths (now Store Twenty One), South Shields (22 Sep 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

As South Shields’ Woolies is filled, there’s good news for Byker and Wallsend too


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Store Twenty One has opened its doors in South Shields today, meaning that the whole of the former Woolworths unit at 100-108 King Street (store...

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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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British Heart Foundation store, Hartlepool (16 Nov 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 12

Woolies photo updates from South Shields, Wallsend, Jarrow and North Shields


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While out and about on my recent travels, I’ve revisited – often just in passing – some of the former Tyneside Woolies sites that I’ve...

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Former Woolworths (now B&M Bargains), Penrith (19 Jun 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 6

Cumbria’s 100% hit rate of new Woolies tenants


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In between touring the East Midlands, travelling up to Berwick, and stopping off in Horley on my way out the country, I also found time this...

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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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Existing Wooly Minded in North Shields (18 Jun 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Newcastle’s Wooly Minded store opening – more details about “the knitter’s paradise”


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My coverage of the upcoming Wooly Minded store in Newcastle’s Clayton Street seems to have prompted quite a bit of interest on Twitter, so –...

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Wooly Minded's Newcastle shop (17 Jun 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Newcastle’s Clayton Street gets Wooly Minded


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One of the quirks of the recently opened Eldon Square South extension in Newcastle is the contrast in tenant mix between the main St Andrew’s...

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Former Linthorpe Road Woolworths, Middlesbrough. Photograph by Graham Soult 6

Logging the North East’s long-closed former Woolies


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Last week’s blog post about the long-closed former Woolworths in Benwell seems to have opened the floodgates to lots of comments and insights about other nearly-forgotten...

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One day – ten former Woolies – one tired blogger


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Back in September, you might recall me trumpeting the fact that I’d visited six old Woolworths in a day. Today, however, I must confess to visiting...

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