Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, March 2020: The Ashton Review of Shops

This month’s window on the shop windows

  • Denton Wellness Centre opens;
  • Historic pub under threat in Godley;
  • Plus all the usual retail movements from the Top Dog to the Joshua Bradley.

Welcome to the third Ashton Review of Shops for 2020, the last of the 2019 – 2020 financial year. This month’s bulletin sees our public buildings and public houses taking centre stage.

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Storm in a Pound Shop: Former M&S Unit To Become Discount Store

New occupants for former Marks and Spencer store confirmed

Former Marks and Spencer store, Warrington Street, Ashton-under-Lyne
Ashton-under-Lyne’s former Marks and Spencer store on Warrington Street, photographed earlier this year.

Unless you’ve been outside the solar system or cooped up in Chipping Norton for the last year, Ashton-under-Lyne’s branch of Marks and Spencer moved to an out-of-town unit on Ashton Moss this January. Though attracting much ire among Tameside MBC and shoppers, M&S outgrew their late 1960s unit which they deemed insufficient for their needs. Though it attracted good footfall, its small size stymied continued development of the store, including the addition of a coffee shop – de rigeur in most branches of M&S nowadays. Continue reading “Storm in a Pound Shop: Former M&S Unit To Become Discount Store”