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Old October 7th, 2011, 05:32 PM   #1
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Cumbria - RETAIL (inc. Carlisle) issues and developments

Sainsbury's and Booths to open superstores
in Penrith, within a week of each other

By Matthew Legg, Business editor, News & Star, Wednesday 5th October 2011


Penrith is set for an £80 million retail boom which could turn it into a Cumbrian mecca for shoppers.

Supermarket giants Sainsbury’s and Booths are gearing up to open new stores in the town next month, creating 480 new jobs.

The Sainsbury’s store will form part of the New Squares development designed to transform the Penrith economy.

The investment was intended to reverse a trend which had seen increasing numbers of Penrith shoppers deserting the town for Carlisle and Kendal – but some community leaders say they are delighted to see Penrith get city-style amenities without spoiling the pleasant Eden Valley environment that makes it so attractive to tourists.

The new Sainsbury’s store will open on November 9 and will form part of the £77m New Squares scheme.

The project is well ahead of schedule, having previously been expected to open in February next year. New Squares itself has been dogged with controversy, having stalled in October 2008 when a bank withdrew funding. Sainsbury’s then offered to restart the project, in exchange for being allowed to build a bigger store, but the district council rejected the offer.

The development was saved in 2010 when Sainsbury’s exercised its legal right to complete the original scheme, which incorporates the supermarket, car park, shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, plus 199 houses and flats.

Penrith’s new Booths supermarket will open on November 15.


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Old June 18th, 2012, 06:22 PM   #2
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Carlisle Jaeger store closes doors after 25 years
By Emily Parsons, News & Star, Monday 11th June 2012



It was a time for celebration not remorse, as Carlisle said goodbye to its Jaeger store. The Jaeger shop in Carlisle city centre closed its doors for the last time at the weekend. The company has had a shop in the city for 25 years, but announced in January that poor sales meant it was forced to close the branch.

The news was met with horror and sadness from residents, and was followed by the news that Benetton, Hoopers and jewellers Goldsmiths were all vacating Carlisle. Despite the fears for the future of the city centre, Jaeger manager Lorraine Robins said the final day’s trading on Saturday had a celebratory air to it.

Mrs Robins, who has worked at the Greenmarket store for 21-and-a-half years, provided drinks and nibbles for the customers. She said: “I put on a bit of a party to say thank you very much to the customers. Our customers have been very upset, partly because the store is closing but more because we have built up a rapport and become friends as well.”


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Old May 12th, 2013, 12:43 PM   #3
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New Carlisle Tesco - Bring it on say locals
By Ian Duncan, News & Star, 11th May 2013


Residents and local traders have generally welcomed the news that Tesco is planning to build a new £35 million supermarket in Morton. The firm has been selected to develop land earmarked for a 90,000sq ft store, employing at least 300 people, on a 12-acre site backing onto Ellesmere Way. It is understood that it could be open by autumn 2014 after Carlisle City Council granted outline planning consent for a supermarket at the site in 2010 before offering the land for sale.

Local butcher Jon Ogilvie, whose family has been based in Newlaithes Avenue for the past 26 years, agreed that it would bring more people into the area and was not worried about the competition. He said: “It will be brilliant for the residents. There is always competition when you are looking at quality. We use a local supplier and our prices are cheaper than supermarkets and our quality is well known. We have got loyal customers and we supply a lot of businesses as well. Our quality will be better. I am not worried at all. We’ve been here for 26 years and we’ve been through it all – we survived BSE and swine flu.”

Margery Watson, the manager of the neighbouring Fourways shop, agreed that it was good for residents and added: “It will be cheaper for them but it will affect our business. It’s not necessary and they don’t provide a good service. We try to provide a extra customer service.” Rachael Greig, from Westwood, said she had been talking about the plan with her daughter and they were pleased at the prospect. She said: “It will create jobs. For the main shop I’d be happy going up there and for little bits and bobs I would still use local shops.”


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Old May 15th, 2013, 02:28 PM   #4
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Whitehaven could have had a new Tesco on stilts adjoining a bus and train interchange, but local government dithering and a fall in profits saw the project called off.
Whitehaven is a poor second to Workington for shopping now. Workington has a new shopping centre, Dunmail Park and Derwent Howe, with names such as HMV, Debenhams and PC World, all Whitehaven seems to have is supermarkets and charity shops.
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I wouldn't swap Whitehaven for Workington for any of those shops. I remember when the workies thought they'd got one over Whitehaven because they had a McDonald's and Whitehaven didn't.
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Old May 18th, 2013, 04:24 PM   #6
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I wouldn't swap Whitehaven for Workington for any of those shops. I remember when the workies thought they'd got one over Whitehaven because they had a McDonald's and Whitehaven didn't.
Workington might be uglier than Whitehaven, but it has three shopping centres and more variety. However, Whitehaven has put one over Workington by opening a female oriented sex shop. I thought an old lady was going to have a heart attack when she walked past it.
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Old February 6th, 2015, 12:26 PM   #7
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This from the News & Star,--

Big Lidl store set to get council planning go-ahead


The country’s biggest Lidl store – which would create 180 jobs – is a step closer to being built in Maryport

Allerdale planners are expected to give the thumbs up to the plans for the supermarket chain to move onto land at Milltoft, off Curzon Street when they meet next week.

The German supermarket chain said the building of the store would create 60 construction jobs; 90 indirect positions and up to 30 full and part time staff posts would be made once opened.

Chris Blyth also said he hoped that the new shop would open this summer.

Allerdale council leader Alan Smith said he hoped that by bringing Lidl to the town it will become more of a destination for shoppers.

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Big Lidl store set to get council planning go-ahead


The country’s biggest Lidl store – which would create 180 jobs – is a step closer to being built in Maryport

Allerdale planners are expected to give the thumbs up to the plans for the supermarket chain to move onto land at Milltoft, off Curzon Street when they meet next week.

The German supermarket chain said the building of the store would create 60 construction jobs; 90 indirect positions and up to 30 full and part time staff posts would be made once opened.

Chris Blyth also said he hoped that the new shop would open this summer.

Allerdale council leader Alan Smith said he hoped that by bringing Lidl to the town it will become more of a destination for shoppers.

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Good news for Maryport, as they only have a Co Op which has a mediocre and expensive range of products. It means people are more lijely to shop in the town than travel to Workington.
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Old February 20th, 2015, 10:45 AM   #9
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Major store to open in huge revamped shopping centre


By Jonny Irving

Published at 16:33, Thursday, 19 February 2015


A major store is poised to open in Carlisle as The Lanes shopping centre undergoes a significant redevelopment.



Speculation is growing over the identity of the retailer as plans are revealed for one huge shop.

Premises occupied by Superdrug, Poundland and the former JJB Sports stores are set to be converted into a single retail unit.

The plans are likely to be given the go-ahead by Carlisle City Council’s development control committee at a meeting tomorrow.

The redevelopment will create an extra 1,875sq m of space meaning the store will be 5,345sq m.

The third floor of the building – which is roof space – will be expanded to produce an extra level of retail.

The application for the redevelopment has been made by Carlisle Shopping Centre Ltd to the city council.

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Old February 22nd, 2015, 06:12 PM   #10
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Major store to open in huge revamped shopping centre


By Jonny Irving

Published at 16:33, Thursday, 19 February 2015


A major store is poised to open in Carlisle as The Lanes shopping centre undergoes a significant redevelopment.



Speculation is growing over the identity of the retailer as plans are revealed for one huge shop.

Premises occupied by Superdrug, Poundland and the former JJB Sports stores are set to be converted into a single retail unit.

The plans are likely to be given the go-ahead by Carlisle City Council’s development control committee at a meeting tomorrow.

The redevelopment will create an extra 1,875sq m of space meaning the store will be 5,345sq m.

The third floor of the building – which is roof space – will be expanded to produce an extra level of retail.

The application for the redevelopment has been made by Carlisle Shopping Centre Ltd to the city council.

Read more http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/ma...ntre-1.1193776
I'm old enough to remember when The Lanes was a collection of streets with derelict houses. It really shows how much Carlisle has come on since the early eighties as the city centre had a bit of a forlorn air with Botchergate being dominated by a run down Co Op that has long since been demolished.
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 10:09 AM   #11
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This from the News & Star,--

Carlisle shopping centre on sale for £1.5m


By Julian Whittle

Last updated at 14:24, Friday, 20 February 2015


An entire Carlisle shopping centre is up for sale with a price tag of £1.5m.



Earls Lane Shopping Centre, which includes the city’s bus station, went on the market last week through the Manchester office of CBRE.

The commercial property specialist is acting on the instructions of Law of Property Act receivers based in London.

Records filed at the Land Registry show the shopping centre was purchased for £4.89m in 2004 by Watsham Finance Corporation, a company registered in the British Virgin Islands.

Earls Lane has struggled to attract and retain tenants in recent years.

It extends to 1.4 acres and is made up of 11 retail units and one office suite, with a total of 41,949sq ft of floorspace, plus the bus station.

More than half the retail units are empty.

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30 jobs as discount chain gets set to open new store


By Liam Waite

Last updated at 08:27, Friday, 06 March 2015


A major bargain store will create 30 jobs when it opens its first Workington branch on Thursday.

Poundworld will open its first shop in the town on Pow Street.

The store sells products from leading brands like Cadbury, Coca Cola and Johnson’s for £1 an item.

It will sell more than 5,000 items including groceries, health and beauty, cleaning and gardening products.

The chain will move into the former Akitts Home Furnishing store. The homeware shop, which has been in the town for 25 years, last month moved to nearby Campbell-Savours Way.

A spokesman for Poundworld said: “As a family run business we’re confident we have the passion to deliver the best single-price shopping experience on the high street.

“We’re looking forward to opening our doors to savvy shoppers in Workington.”

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Marks & Spencer submits plan for new Carlisle shop

By Nick Griffiths

Last updated at 08:34, Wednesday, 06 May 2015

Plans have been officially submitted for another Marks & Spencer store in Carlisle that would create 55 jobs.



The high street giant, which already has a shop in the city centre, wants to open a Simply Food outlet on the Kingstown Retail Park. Bosses had previously revealed how they wanted to take over the former Comet site at the northern edge of the city.

Now the proposals have officially gone to Carlisle City Council to be decided by planners at a later date.

A statement on behalf of Marks & Spencer says it would be part of a specialist chain selling mainly food, along with some flowers, plants, stationery and cards. It adds: “The products are the company’s core food lines, with a focus on high quality food, fresh produce, pre-prepared foods and meals targeted at the premium end of the market.”

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Outdoor shop to open as Rathbones closes store

By Maureen Hodges

Last updated at 09:35, Saturday, 13 June 2015

A new outdoor clothing store is to open in Keswick town centre.

High performance outdoor brand Paramo is to rent the iconic Market Square store, owned by award-winning family business Rathbones.

Rathbones is shutting the doors on the Market Square store on Sunday, June 21.

But a second Rathbones shop in Main Street at the northern end of Keswick town centre is to remain open.

The two shops have been run by brothers Paul and Neil Rathbone. Paul, 61, has decided to go into semi-retirement.

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Carlisle chip shop back in business after devastating fire

By Matthew Cobb

Last updated at 09:00, Thursday, 25 June 2015

A Carlisle couple whose family business was gutted by a fire have thanked those who offered support to help them get back on their feet.



William and Fiona Harland were left devastated after a blaze forced them to close their fish and chip shop in Parkside, Belah, earlier this month.

However, Mrs Harland, supported by her mum Ann Dixon and mother-in-law Jill Harland, has been working round the clock to clear up the damage and on Tuesday evening they opened once again.

She contacted Matt Bond at Cito UK Cleaning, which is based in the city, and he sent round a team to help with the work.

“We’ve had so many people offering their support or just making sure we’re okay,” she told the News & Star. “It’s been manic the past couple of weeks. The smoke got everywhere.

“Both my mum and William’s mum have been fantastic, though. They came in to help us as well and have played a big part in us getting back on our feet.

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Carlisle bar to close after 10 years

By Pam McClounie

Last updated at 11:31, Saturday, 27 June 2015

A Carlisle bar and cafe is to close.



Thirsty One on Castle Street – in the heart of the city’s historic quarter – will shut its doors soon.

A notice on the door, which used to be called Cafe Sol, says: “After 10 years of trading we will shortly be coming to the end of our lease.

“We have made the difficult decision not to renew it and will close sometime in June or July.”

The fixtures and fittings inside the bar are up for sale.

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New Carlisle supermarket to open on Thursday

By Julian Whittle

Last updated at 08:42, Monday, 06 July 2015

Aldi's latest Cumbrian supermarket is set to open its doors on Thursday.



The 12,300sq ft store in Dalston Road, Carlisle, will be Aldi’s third in the city and the 10th in Cumbria.

It says the supermarket has created 40 jobs and will stock around 1,400 product lines.

Store manager Wayne Peart will cut a ribbon at 8am to declare it open.

He said: “We’re looking forward to meeting the local community on the opening day and, with a great line-up of ‘specialbuys’ on offer, we’re hoping for a good turnout.

“Aldi has grown in popularity across Carlisle in recent years and we are pleased to make the quality and variety of our product ranges available to more people throughout the area.”

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Cranstons to open new town centre food hall

By Nick Griffiths

Last updated at 09:54, Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Bosses at Cranstons have confirmed the firm will open a new town centre food hall in Brampton this winter.



It will shift from its current Front Street site to the town’s former HSBC bank, creating between four and eight jobs and expanding the range available to customers in the town.

The butchery and fine foods business plans to have the new shop open in November, revealing the date after being granted planning permission for alterations to the building.

New features will include a hot counter, while there will be more space for existing butchery and deli selections and the possibility of the shop stocking wine.

Philip Cranston, managing director, told the News & Star: “We’ve operated a shop in Brampton now for round about 25 years.

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HMV close to signing deal to return to Cumbrian town centre

By Jenny Barwise

Last updated at 12:40, Friday, 17 July 2015

Entertainment chain HMV wants to return to Workington – two years after leaving the town.



The popular store is just a step away from moving back into its old premises at the Washington Square Shopping Centre.

And town centre manager Dave Fletcher is positive that the deal will be sealed in the next couple of weeks.

Mr Fletcher told the News & Star that negotiations are well underway.

And on top of this welcome news, another national retailer is eyeing up the town with a vision to move in by September – providing a double boost for shoppers.

The closure of the old HMV branch led to 10 job losses in March 2013.

Since then, a campaign group, Workington Want HMV, was set up on social networking site Twitter calling for the chain to come back.

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Carlisle's city centre BHS store to close

Exclusive By Kelly Pattison

Last updated at 12:18, Friday, 24 July 2015

One of Carlisle’s biggest shops is to close.



BHS has been earmarked for closure later this year, it is understood.

Sources say staff at the English Street store – one of the most prominent units in The Lanes Shopping Centre – were told about the plan this week.

It’s a move that’s likely to further fuel speculation about the future of a number of neighbouring units in the centre.

No details about the future of the unit – or on how many jobs would be lost if BHS were to close – have been disclosed.

No-one from BHS was available to comment at the time of going to press. A number of employees at the store – one of the first to open in The Lanes – are thought to have worked there since the mid-1980s.

It’s also not known whether BHS may relocate to another unit in the city centre.


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