Quite often on this Forum, people have recorded their memories, often from their childhood, of many interesting SHOPS (or other retail activities such as pubs or cinemas, etc) that have been a major part of their young lives, or their parents or grandparents lives - BUT, they are no longer...
The Evening Chronicle - Monday November 2nd 1885.
This is a very important issue of the Evening Chronicle, as it is the VERY FIRST edition of the paper ever published. As can be seen, in those days the front page was all adverts (and quite small ones too, difficult to read) so there is no...
The above suggestion for a new thread about "Signs from the Past" was actually made on 29th September 2014, but has been backdated to this 'earlier posting date' in order to have it at the start of the new thread, to introduce it.
The idea was well received by Forum Members, so herewith...
Height: 46m estimated tallest
Floors: 13 tallest
Architect: 3D Reid
Mixed use development comprising of:
- retail (45 units)
- financial and professional
- restaurants and cafes
- drinking establishments
- hot food take aways
Another to add to my list from a couple of weeks back.
Dead? Re-furb? Anyone know?
All the furniture seems to have been removed, but there was someone inside sweeping the floor (I guess I should have asked them what was going on LOL).
Taken today (1st July 2010)
There are very few subjects concerning the Urban Environment of the region covered by the 'Newcastle Metropolitan Area Forum', that we do NOT already have a very lively thread about!
("In Urbanity We Trust", as SSC puts it at the bottom of each page)
However, one aspect that I cannot find...
I have been discussing this subject with our regular poster on here . . funkydory.
He has agreed to post information on our forum, on the specific subject of "The Design Centre London and their involvement in Newcastle", from time to time whenever he finds items he thinks we may find...
Been thinking that we should we create a thread on 'Pubs in Newcastle', so that we can discuss good/bad watering holes.
Last night I went to the Millstone pub in South Gosforth (after having to leave Odeon Metrocentre, as Avatar was completely sold out). Anyway, decided to go there as I have...
If Monument Mall was to be redeveloped and you had an open shell i.e. footprint and externals stay the same but the internal are to be completely redeveloped, what and who would you like to see in there?
I have been asked to find out from your marvelous retail packed minds whether you feel a food outlet will perform well in the "new" (post extension completion) Clayton Street?
Paninis, baguettes, soups, sandwiches, wraps, jacket spuds, coffees, cakes etc - in a nice setting with nice comfy...
The Department Stores of Newcastle
The below list of 'links' to each store was actually compiled as an INDEX towards the end of the thread (see Post 231).
But it has now also been inserted into here (into this first post) as it also makes a very useful "CONTENTS PAGE" here at the...
It would be good to see another cinema in Newcastle (well Gateshead but you know what I mean) city centre though. The Empire is overrated, too expensive and in desperate need of competition (the last few times I've been they haven't even opened the ticket booths so you've had to queue for 20...
I know this place was discussed in the original project summary thread about the state it was falling into, anyway some news on it, it seems J D Wetherspoon are going to refurbish and restore it in a £700,000 scheme. It will be named The John Edward Watson after the original architect...
On August 20th 2009, on the "Full Summary of Projects" thread, jwmacintyre wrote . . .
"So I hear Marks & Sparks food has just been granted for the old garage on ozzy road. I personally think there is no need for it as Tesco is only down the road. saying that it would add a bit variety to the...
News this week that the Central Hotel at the Gateshead side of the Tyne Bridge is to be redeveloped. As many people know it's a great looking, grade II listed building that should be great when redeveloped. The Head of Steam group (The Cluny, Tilleys, etc) are taking it on. The work is set to...
Eldon Square South - St Andrew's Way
Here are a list of stores in the new extension, due to open Jan/Feb 2010:
Confirmed as let:
I see Zavvi have announced they are closing immediately another 15 stores in the UK - and surprise surprise one of them is Newcastle, Northumberland Street. So another prominent empty store in the city centre- I don't know how the owners of Monument Mall havent gone bust themselves- the mall is...