Tagged: Wetherspoon

Former Mecca club in Wallsend - soon to be a Wetherspoon pub (21 Jun 2014). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Exploring bingo’s place on the high street – and the online challenges that parallel retail


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If you follow my blogs and tweets religiously, you’ll know that I spend a fair chunk of my time travelling up and down the country,...

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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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Poundland (former Woolworths), Inverness (4 May 2013). Photograph by Graham Soult 0

Ex-Woolies spotting in Inverness, Dingwall and Blairgowrie


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If you like looking at shops and high streets, going on holiday to north west Sutherland, in Scotland – as I did earlier this month – isn’t...

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Bewick Way, connecting Trinity Square with Jackson Street in Gateshead (21 Apr 2013). Photograph by Graham Soult 11

Sports Direct heads tenant list for Gateshead’s Trinity Square


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One month ahead of its 23 May opening, the names of several more tenants for Gateshead’s £150m Trinity Square development have emerged. The most recent brochure for...

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Former Woolworths and Poundsworth, Girvan (21 Nov 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

I’ve now visited and tracked a quarter of the ex-Woolies estate – but what have they all become?


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Headlines: 214 ex-Woolworths stores visited, out of the 807 that closed following its collapse Of those, only 12 currently empty (6%) 7 continually empty (3%)...

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New The Co-operative Food, Newcastle (30 Mar 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 7

Newcastle and Gateshead retail developments roundup


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Back at the start of the year, I promised that 2012 was going to be an eventful year for Newcastle city centre in terms of...

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Woolworths, Hawick, in 1931. Photograph courtesy of Ettrick Graphics 3

On the hunt for ex-Woolies – and thriving high streets – in the Scottish Borders


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With a visit to Edinburgh imminent – which will no doubt involve at least one or two Woolies-spotting detours – I figured it was time...

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Trinity Square, Gateshead (18 Dec 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 0

Construction work well underway at Gateshead’s Trinity Square


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It may have taken over a year to get started following the Get Carter car park’s demolition, but building work at Gateshead’s Trinity Square is...

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Former Woolworths, Victoria Street, Derby (23 Dec 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 13

The old Woolies store that’s gone for a Burton


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Regular readers may recall a blog post from a year ago, when I reported upon my visits to the former Woolies stores at Coopers Square in...

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