Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside: September 2014

Recent changes to the borough’s retail offerings

The Ladysmith Centre, Ashton-under-Lyne
A general view of The Ladysmith Centre, photographed on a quiet Sunday in February 2013.
  • Return of the Ashton Christmas Market;
  • Stalybridge health shop closure;
  • Last link with Ashton-under-Lyne Cooperative Society ended;
  • Ashton and Denton affected by Phones4U liquidation.

With one quarter of the financial year over comes the latest rent reviews. The recent summer plus fear, uncertainty and doubt over The Great EU Vacuum Cleaner Panic seen in the mid-market newspapers, may have been a fillup for the economy. Closer to home, the last month has brought mixed news for our borough’s shoppers. Continue reading “Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside: September 2014”

Tameside Hippodrome Reopening Confirmed

Curtain up for 2015 reopening

Tameside Hippodrome, 29 March 2008: Last Night
“The Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated…” – Mark Twain. Professional theatre is set to return to Tameside next year.

It gives me great pleasure to announce the return of professional theatre to the Tameside area. Dominating the front page of this week’s Tameside Reporter is news of the Tameside Hippodrome’s reopening. The theatre, closed since 2008, is set to reopen in 2015 – 111 years since its original opening – and 39 years since its reopening for live theatre. Continue reading “Tameside Hippodrome Reopening Confirmed”