Tagged: Zavvi

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


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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...

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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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Nipper logo at HMV in Coventry (7 Feb 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 7

Nipper on the brink: is there a future for HMV, and do we care?


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If reports tonight are to be believed, it looks like the 92-year-old entertainment retailer HMV could collapse into administration tomorrow (Tuesday 15 January), putting around 235 stores and...

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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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Peacocks in Newcastle, which has now closed (22 Jan 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 9

Edinburgh Woollen Mill saves Peacocks, but ten North East stores close


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Today’s announcement that Edinburgh Woollen Mill has bought fashion retailer Peacocks out of administration is very good news as far as the 6,000 saved jobs and 395 retained...

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Site of new Next store in Newcastle (16 May 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

Newcastle’s new fashion meccas take shape


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The opening of St Andrew’s Way back in February – and Hollister, belatedly, in April – may have been this year’s biggest retail events in Newcastle,...

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Former Zavvi, Newcastle (27 Sep 2009). Photograph by Graham Soult 11

A Woolies twist to every story


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Well, that’s a surprise! I’ve only just discovered that I’ve been photographing and blogging about a former Woolworths store – here, and more recently here –...

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Peacocks logo. Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Peacocks lined up for Newcastle’s former Zavvi


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Peacocks has submitted a planning application for new signage at the former Zavvi site in Newcastle’s Northumberland Street, confirming recent rumours that the fashion retailer was being...

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Clas Ohlson heads northwards… though not quite far enough north yet


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Happy New Year to you! You may recall that back in August last year (referring to 2009 as ‘last year’ is bound to take some...

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Not what I had in mind for the old Newcastle Zavvi store…


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When I remarked a couple of weeks ago that Newcastle’s “Monument Mall would surely welcome the arrival of a strong anchor store” following the closure...

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Who or what is Clas Ohlson?


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With so many old Woolworths sites being taken over by familiar high street names and pound shops, it’s nice when the new arrival is something a...

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