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Old July 2nd, 2005, 11:54 PM   #1
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Lewis's department store

What ocuppies the store now and what led it to close
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 12:29 AM   #2
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It's a Primark now. Not sure why it closed.
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 12:57 AM   #3
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 02:35 AM   #4
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It sank 'cos some asset stripping c**t took control of the company and systematically sold off all the non Liverpool assets. (see your thread in the Liverpool section)
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 03:47 AM   #5
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there's a new lewis's store opening in the trafford centre, no?
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 10:18 AM   #6
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Thats John Lewis that is moving into the Trafford Centre not Lewis's. I don't when Lewis's closed in Manchester, But I remember the store they built themselves in Newcastle's Northumberland street did not last very long in the 1980's. It was subdivided a long time ago late eighties I think.
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 12:28 PM   #7
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it closed in 2001
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 12:33 PM   #8
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After the bomb Lewis's left half of the building, giving it over the M&S - they had a slight problem with their building (96), Lewis's left Manchester in 2001 - it was shite though.
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 01:02 PM   #9
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hopefully with beatties department stores being bought by house of Fraser there may
be stores up up for sale and Lewis's may take over one of the stores with the lewis's
brand name being used. I don't think that beatties will keep its own identity and a
don't think that Owen Owen group will buy the Beatties name

I think it is quite sad That a company which had a enviable position around 15 years
ago (there was 13 shops in the Group, when Department stores where going through a hard time,-hence why blacklers closed-13 shops is like every major city and growing say by 1 shop every 3 years (with philip greens money this could be well more) there would have been now 18 stores)
is now in a state of collapse
hopefully this will provide a good future for the stores
there seems little hope of Lewis coming back to manchester unless you can think of a sutible shop

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Old July 3rd, 2005, 01:07 PM   #10
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To be honest, Lewis's was shite, no idea which part of the market it aims for - Primark / TKMaxx aim at the lower end, then you have Debenhams / M&S through the middle, up through House of Fraser, Harvey Nicholls and Selfridges at the top end of the market - along with Tesco's supposedly opening a non food - department store, in Manchester there is certainly no hole in the market that means we are crying out for a Lewis's.
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anyway, there is no Beaties in Manchester, they are all in the Midlands or small places that don't have HoF stores - there may be a couple of stores sold in the Midlands, but no where else.

What is your facination with Lewis's anyway - they are a glorified Woolworths.
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 01:19 PM   #12
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Hi,
Although he has been killing off owen owens i don't think i would have survived anyway he has just preserved it without moving the group forward, hence why they had to canabolise the stores

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Old July 3rd, 2005, 01:23 PM   #13
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wtf are you talking about - why are you posting the same irrelevant shite in all the forums.

We don't have a Lewis's, a Owen and Owen or a Beatties.

We are not going to get a Lewis's, a Owen and Owen or a Beatties.

This is all nothing to do with us.

Please stop just posting the same shite in each forum without reading what people are replying to you.
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 01:27 PM   #14
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im just supplyin the information

DONT SHOOT THE MESSENGER

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Old July 3rd, 2005, 01:28 PM   #15
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I am not shooting the messenger.

You are posting the exact same posts in 3 forums.

You have decided to post this in the Manchester forum - please explain the relevence to Manchester.

Should I start posting 'information' about shops opening and closing in Bristol in the Liverpool forum?
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 01:36 PM   #16
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Lewis closed in manchester in 2001 it was the final store to close i used to live in manchester, and all our relatives shopped there

the truth is a h8 lewis's its old fassioned and shit i much profer selfriges in the traffod centre

not everyone reads more that 1 city.

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Old July 3rd, 2005, 01:37 PM   #17
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So how was this news relevant to Manchester - which Beatties stores in Manchester are going to be converted to Lews's stores?
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 01:37 PM   #18
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people can choose not to read my 'shite' posts
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 01:38 PM   #19
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This is irrelevant as well (EB will like it though)...

The history of John Lewis Cheadle

From unknown to first point of call
Manchester is the centre of the UK`s largest economic region outside London, and is acknowledged as one of the world`s major cities. Naturally, John Lewis had wanted to trade there for a long time; unfortunately, finding a suitable site had proved rather more difficult.

So when Sainsburys started looking for a partner to share a new site it had acquired at Cheadle, just six miles south of the city, the John Lewis Partnership was naturally interested.


During 1991 a joint design team was set up and a combined plan agreed. Planning permission took two years, but eventually on 5th October 1993 the contractors moved onto the site. The design was, and is, a pleasing one. The two shops are joined by a glass link building which provides the main entrances to both Sainsburys and John Lewis and to the department stores coffee shop.
From the beginning the Partnership was clear that it wanted to model the interior of the new department store on the square selling floors of John Lewis High Wycombe (the first shop in the group to be designed around the selling space). This was achieved, the only difference being that Cheadle has three selling floors, compared to High Wycombes two, and carries John Lewis` full merchandise range.


As the various parts of the shop were finished during the summer of 1995, they were handed over to the Partnership for fitting out and by Wednesday 25 October, John Lewis Cheadle was ready to welcome its first customers

The new shop scored several firsts. It was the first Partnership department store to use new IBM 4963 cash registers. It was the first to deploy a new lighting system which allowed the merchandise to be lit more precisely and it was the first shop in the department store division to have its opening supported by advertising.
Historically the department stores had not used advertising, preferring to rely on the John Lewis reputation for choice and value and the quality of its service. However in Manchester, where the Partnership had never had a presence, it was a relatively unknown quantity.


There was also the potential for confusion with Lewis`s and John Lewis of Hungerford, both of which had branches nearby.

While choice and value are important elements of the John Lewis story, they are also claims that can be made by others, so the Partnership decided to major on the message that really does make it unique - the fact that the business is owned, albeit in trust, by its employees.
This means that when it comes to quality and service the fact that employees are Partners really does make a difference.




For more information on the history of the John Lewis Partnership visit The Memory Store.
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 01:39 PM   #20
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plus my first post in this thread asks
What ocuppies the store now and what led it to close

not im going to tell you loads of shit
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