Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, June 2017: The Ashton Review of Shops

This month’s window on the shop windows

Manchester
Haughton Green, seen from Werneth Low. Image by Mike Serigrapher, 2007 (Creative Commons License: Attribution-Some Rights Reserved)
  • Swish new premises for charity shop;
  • Updates on the Joint Service Centre and surrounding area;
  • Plus all the usual retail movements.

The last month hasn’t been that busy, apart from the fact that two shops have settled into their new units.

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Eatymology: A Tea Potted History of the Superstore Café

Feast of the M60 looks at how the superstore café has evolved in the last fifty years

Please forgive me for taking a well trodden part for this introduction. In my formative years, the supermarket café seemed fairly exotic. Supermarkets, when I was young, were small, in town centre locations, and a bit chaotic. The edge of town supermarket with its vast car parking seemed otherworldly. Back then, the Fine Fare hypermarket in Hyde, Ashton’s original ASDA, and the Shopping Giant stores in Droylsden and Denton were notable exceptions. Continue reading “Eatymology: A Tea Potted History of the Superstore Café”

Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, May 2017: The Ashton Review of Shops

This month’s window on the shop windows

Brushes and Walkerwood Resrvoir
Walkerwood and Brushes Reservoir: an appropriate choice of picture given that the Greater Manchester Walking Festival is on this month. Image by Ian Roberts, 2008 (Creative Commons License: Attribution-Some Rights Reserved)
  • More Ashton arrivals and departures;
  • Iconic café closes;
  • Updates on the Joint Service Centre;
  • Plus all the usual retail movements.

Over the last month, there has been more retail movements of existing stores moving to new sites.

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Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, April 2017: The Ashton Review of Shops

This month’s window on the shop windows

Warrington Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

  • Ashton arrivals and departures;
  • ‘Spoons’ Stalybridge expansion;
  • NatWest to close Droylsden branch;
  • Plus all the usual retail movements.

A real contrast to last month, but some activity at the Arcades and Ladysmith shopping centres have set the agenda.

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Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, March 2017: The Ashton Review of Shops

This month’s window on the shop windows

Ashton Open Market (from Bow Street)
The Changing Face of Ashton Market: a view of the new look open market, taken with a cheapo (i.e. free of charge) disposable camera.
  • Co-op stores change hands in Dukinfield, Haughton Green and Newton;
  • First year of trading celebrated at Bridge Beers;
  • Stalybridge Celtic to consider a town centre move;
  • Plus all the usual retail movements.

It has been a fairly quiet month.

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Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, February 2017: The Ashton Review of Shops

This month’s window on the shop windows

Daytrip to Mottram (79)
“He painted Salford’s smoky tops on cardboard boxes from the shops (and parts of Ancoats where I used to play)”. Image by Rept0n1x, 2014 (Creative Commons License – Some Rights Reserved).
  • Ashton busks for the homeless;
  • Dukinfield takes the iTrain;
  • Queues outside Denton’s new Wilko store.

January has been a fairly mixed bag in terms of retail movements on what is a quiet month. Livening up the streets of Ashton late last month was a few all-round good guys on Warrington Street.

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Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, January 2017: The Ashton Review of Shops

This month’s window on the shop windows

Hyde Town Hall
Hyde Town Hall: image by Mikey, 2011 (Creative Commons License – Some Rights Reserved).
  • Ashton Market and Son of TAC updates;
  • More shop closures;
  • All the usual comings and goings in the Tameside area.

The last month has seen quite a few shops closing or changing hands in Ashton. Apart from that, the first section of steelwork has been erected for TAC’s replacement.

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Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, December 2016: The Ashton Review of Shops

This month’s window on the shop windows

Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
Merry Christmas from East of the M60: image by Mike Serigrapher, 2009 (Creative Commons License – Some Rights Reserved).
  • Small Business Saturday;
  • Tameside Christmas Market;
  • BT telephone boxes to go;
  • All the usual comings and goings in the Tameside area.

With the Tameside Christmas Market starting this weekend, we can safely say that Christmas has well and truly arrived in the borough.

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Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, November 2016: The Ashton Review of Shops

November’s window on the shop windows

Hyde Centotaph
We Will Remember Them: the Cenotaph at Werneth Low, Hyde. Image by Smabs Sputzer, 2008 (Creative Commons License: Some Rights Reserved).
  • New-look Labour Club reopens in spite of setback;
  • Pikachu to switch on Stalybridge Christmas lights;
  • All the usual retail changes in the Tameside area.

The last month has been more vibrant with two licensed premises reopening and news of this Christmas’ events.

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