Tagged: Westgate Department Stores

Former Woolworths (now Boyes), Bishop Auckland (19 Nov 2013). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Five years on from Woolies’ collapse, Boyes signs for the Coalville store


Warning: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /homepages/20/d138036059/htdocs/soultsretailview/wp-content/plugins/wp-word-count/public/class-wpwc-public.php on line 123

It’s hard to believe that it’s five years ago today – on 26 November 2008 – that Woolworths collapsed into administration after trading in the...

Read more....
Co-op department store, Derby (10 Nov 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 7

As eight Midlands Co-op department stores face closure, what might the future hold?


Warning: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /homepages/20/d138036059/htdocs/soultsretailview/wp-content/plugins/wp-word-count/public/class-wpwc-public.php on line 123

Midlands Co-op has become the latest co-operative society to exit non-food, with its announcement today that eight Fashion & Home department stores are to close within...

Read more....
Filming with the BBC's Chris Jackson in Stockton High Street (22 Nov 2010) 10

Why does Stockton have so many empty shops? BBC1 tonight at 7.30 might have some answers…


Warning: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /homepages/20/d138036059/htdocs/soultsretailview/wp-content/plugins/wp-word-count/public/class-wpwc-public.php on line 123

Those of you in the North East and Cumbria (or anywhere else with access to Freesat), may be interested in watching BBC1 at 7.30 pm tonight (Monday...

Read more....
Boyes fascia. Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Bishop Auckland Boyes to open doors on 19 November


Warning: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /homepages/20/d138036059/htdocs/soultsretailview/wp-content/plugins/wp-word-count/public/class-wpwc-public.php on line 123

Boyes, the Scarborough-based variety retailer, has revealed that its latest store – in Bishop Auckland’s old Woolies premises – will open for business on Friday 19...

Read more....
Gregory's bakers in Bishop Auckland (6 Feb 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Bishop Auckland bustles, despite its empty Woolies


Warning: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /homepages/20/d138036059/htdocs/soultsretailview/wp-content/plugins/wp-word-count/public/class-wpwc-public.php on line 123

The recent focus upon all that’s been happening in Newcastle means that I haven’t had as much time as I would like to explore some other...

Read more....
9

Vergo Retail – the saviour of unloved Co-op department stores?


Warning: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /homepages/20/d138036059/htdocs/soultsretailview/wp-content/plugins/wp-word-count/public/class-wpwc-public.php on line 123

In the last couple of weeks, one interesting news story that has been easy to miss is the takeover of the East of England Co-op’s...

Read more....