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Saturday, 5 April 2014

Store closures in Crewe town centre

The number of empty stores in Crewe town centre appears to be growing. The latest store to close is the branded bargains store, which was situated on a row of, mostly, already empty stores. These stores include the pound centre, the short-lived pound centre extra, the seasonal calendar club, Carbon and now the Branded Bargains store.

In December 2008, just 2.2%* of the 183 stores in Crewe town centre were empty - I would estimate the figure, now, to be close to 20%. This figure would be even higher without the recent influx of additional bookmakers, a new amusements and second-hand loan/buy-back stores. This shows a worrying trend for our town centre..

*source Crewe Chronicle

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