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The demise of a traditional high street..

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Eeyore13

Eeyore13 Report 14 Jan 2013 22:47

Live in a "tourist" town with one main supermarket so no competition thus expensive. Just easier to shop on-line here.

Nearest retail park has two empty units & I don't like the feeling I'll get trampled to death.

I think the majority of children won't know what a corner shop is unless they go to a living museum.

Sad days :-(

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 14 Jan 2013 22:44

It will probably be streets full of pound shops and charity shops, even more so than now. I am amazed that Gloucester is still investing money into building new centre and new shops. Who is going to fill them? I think it is sad to see these shops going down. I do shop on line but also like to browse and buy in store.

Susan10146857

Susan10146857 Report 14 Jan 2013 22:42

One by one the shops where I live are being converted into houses, so no chance of them ever reopening in the future.

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 14 Jan 2013 22:40

that's why I love Abergavenny - and Monmouth!!!

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 14 Jan 2013 22:36

yes I have a thought...it's "thank God for the distraction of this thread" LOL.

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 14 Jan 2013 22:34

I guess I am one of those responsible :-(

Obviously I cannot mooch around shops so do 90% of mine online. With the latest batch of established retailers closing what will our high streets look like in 5 years?

15 years ago you could drop me in any high street and they all seemed to be cloned by the same planning officer.

Old family shops disappeared first, charity shops multiplied. Chains of shops then started to shut and greeting card shops sprung up, too many of them to attract enough business.

The reduction in business rates ended and increased turnover was essential but with almost every out of town development being approved they should no chance.

What are we and our children facing? Unless I live in Cowbridge where money keeps expensive independent family shops trading I think it's bleak.

Any thoughts?

Sue