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Old December 23rd, 2011, 03:58 PM   #2221
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I agree re flannels .. I'm sure it's on it's knees anyhow .. Never anyone in it!
Yes but the prices are so high that they've got to sell relatively few items each day to break even.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 06:22 PM   #2222
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They don't sell anything you can't get anywhere else or cheaper for that matter. Nice shelving etc doesn't do it for a lot of post moneysavingexpert shoppers.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 06:29 PM   #2223
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They don't sell anything you can't get anywhere else or cheaper for that matter. Nice shelving etc doesn't do it for a lot of post moneysavingexpert shoppers.
I don't really think Flannels are aiming their product at Money Saving Expert shoppers. Or many other places on Peter's Lane for that matter.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 06:32 PM   #2224
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Pavers shoes [ahem] are relocating to the top of Lord Street. The new development on Church street and Whitechapel is strengthening what is now a strong retail sector in central Liverpool.

The only thing is Clayton Square. Went in today and thought it was terrible, Barnardos in there. Not that Barnardos aren't important but you know what I mean. I also saw a cash for gold shop, sportswear shops and a pound shop. Clayton Square has been completely vandalised in 20 years by its owners, when it opened it was really nice, without the floor over main plaza. When Clayton Square wanted Virgin Records they accomodated it by enclosing the downstairs and creating an upper floor which hid the view of the glass dome and all the perspective in the mall was altered. The current DIY and homeware shop in that unit lowers the brand further.

I hope L1 and Met Quarter don't go the same way in 20 years. The thing is though Clayton Square could be returned to the way it was and start attracting mid range retailers again. By going downmarket Clayton Square is an extension of St John's. Both of which need something doing to them.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 06:41 PM   #2225
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Pavers have their own tv channel I noticed recently. It's a bit heavy on shoe-based programming.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 12:00 PM   #2226
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From the Echo -

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Christmas shoppers flock to Liverpool city centre as footfall hits six-year high

THE streets of Liverpool were jam-packed with shoppers over the Christmas period as footfall in the centre reached a six-year high.

More than 18 million customers flocked to the city centre between October and December – almost three million more than in 2010.

The numbers buck a UK-wide decline for the high street that has seen national retail giants fail.

City centre footfall for December was up by 35.72% on the previous year when freezing conditions are thought to have driven shoppers online to buy from the comfort of their computers.

Figures were also better than for years when the weather had not deterred shoppers with December 2011 showing an increase of 13.58% on 2009, 7.22% on 2008, 25.56% on 2007, and 8.89% on 2006.
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Old January 11th, 2012, 01:01 AM   #2227
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Liverpool One Updates....

Grosvenor signs Kooples in Liverpool One

Harvey Nichols confirms Liverpool One deal
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Old January 11th, 2012, 02:06 AM   #2228
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Old January 16th, 2012, 07:43 PM   #2229
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FWIW, Ryman have opened a store in the Foundation building opposite the red brick clock tower at the university.
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Old January 17th, 2012, 05:18 PM   #2230
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Resurrection moves to bigger store on Bold Street!

Resurrection is moving from it's present location into a bigger premises on Bold Street.

The move comes as big brand Bench contracts its reach throughout the UK, but frees up a great location for one of Liverpool's best loved vintage and contemporary clothing stockists.

Well have news on when you can visit the new store soon.
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Old January 17th, 2012, 05:44 PM   #2231
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Heard about this recently, but no really sure it's a great move. The Bench store certainly doesn't feel bigger, particularly as it is only on two floors.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 03:14 PM   #2232
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Morrisons plots massive expansion of Kiddicare after landing 10 ex-Best Buy stores

By This Is Money Reporter

26th January 2012

Expansion drive: Kiddicare plans to transform the ex-Best Buy outlets into 'destination superstores' for families

Morrisons is to give its internet retailer Kiddicare a major store presence after taking over 10 former Best Buy outlets.

The move is set to create 700 new jobs and shake up the UK kids' products market at a time when sector leader Mothercare is struggling to reverse falling sales.
Kiddicare currently employs about 210 people and has just one flagship shop in Peterborough, so acquiring the megastores will represent a dramatic expansion of the business.

Bradford-based Morrisons plans to start opening the new stores - in Merry Hill, Aintree, Rotheram, Nottingham, Thurrock, Hedge End, Croydon, Hayes, Bristol and Enfield - by the autumn.

It will spend £15million converting the giant outlets, which were closed this month following a failed joint venture involving Carphone Warehouse and American electricals giant Best Buy.

Morrisons beat French-owned Decathlon, the world's biggest sports retailer, to salvage the bulk of the chain.

But it did not buy the store in Derby and will not be taking on the 1,100 former Best Buy workers who are understood to have been found other roles within Carphone Warehouse.

Morrisons acquired Kiddicare for £70million last year, and it was originally thought that the supermarket chain was interested in Kiddicare's slick internet operation and distribution system.

The new sites will offer advice and customer service such as car seat fitting and will drive sales through Kiddicare's website.

Kiddicare chief executive Scott Weavers-Wright said: 'These 10 flagship stores will put Kiddicare within easy driving distance of nearly a third of the UK population.

'As well as being fantastic destination superstores for families across the country, they are the ideal platform for Kiddicare.com to lead the baby market by giving a true multi-channel experience.'

Kiddicare, which was founded in 1974 by Neville and Marilyn Wright, generated turnover of £37.5million in 2010 after growth of 75 per cent in the past three years.
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Old January 29th, 2012, 07:33 PM   #2233
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Firetrap possibly closing down?

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It's not connected to Broadmarsh. They are also closing the Leeds store plus a couple of others apparently. Just another victim of the poor retail scene and the moment. People not buying £120 jeans these days!
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Old January 30th, 2012, 05:06 PM   #2234
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I believe The Kooples are opening on Peters Lane in Liverpool One, next to Jaeger.
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Old February 5th, 2012, 06:24 PM   #2235
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Poundland in Speke has closed down, less than a year after it opened. Odd because the company's doing quite well in general.
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Old February 5th, 2012, 08:23 PM   #2236
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Holy crap. You know its bad when poundland close down. Either that or its actually a good sign.
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Old February 5th, 2012, 08:46 PM   #2237
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This explains it

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LIVERPOOL Unit 3 Speke Retail Park

Mowbray Gill acting jointly with Rapleys on behalf of Morrisons have agreed an extension with Poundland for short term occupancy until 31st Dec 2011.
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Old February 5th, 2012, 11:13 PM   #2238
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I can't vouch for its accuracy, as it is at least fifth-hand information, but what I've heard, is that the rent on the units at the Morrisons retail park in Speke has been increased by a significant amount, resulting in both Poundland and Co-operative Travel deciding it is no longer worth their while, and closing down.
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Old February 20th, 2012, 02:12 PM   #2239
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Two stacked portakabins in a newly created compound, and a small portable crane have arrived at the former Esso petrol station site on Wavertree High Street. I wonder whether this finally heralds the start of the construction of the long-planned Tesco Express?

EDIT - I might have answered my own question. An application requesting a variation to one of the conditions attached to this development has appeared on the Planning Explorer. Looks like there will finally be some movement with this site.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 07:05 PM   #2240
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The full list of Peacocks store closures is here.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-17128141

Stores to close

Liverpool x 2
Birkenhead
Huyton
Bromborough
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