Two more retailers quit Aldershot

Next closed down

Next closed down

flower shop closed down

flower shop closed down

Two more retailers have pulled out of failing Aldershot town centre.

Next shut down about ten days ago.

The other shop to go was the flower shop at the top of the street. They had relocated from a shop in neighbouring street, when they were forced to relocate when the building caught fire. Now they have gone.

And this is not counting the Thomson travel shop that closed a few months ago, or the retailers that have been driven out of The Arcade, or all the other closures.

There is a new coffee shop at the top of the street, their own hand-roasted coffee, but quality is lost on Aldershot, and they are clearly struggling, near empty most of the time.

Soon all that will be left will be the tackiest of the tackiest.

As everyone said it would Wastegate aka Wastegate delivering the final death blow to Aldershot.

Like neighbouring Farnborough, a town centre killed by planners in bed with greedy developers and Big Business.

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6 Responses to “Two more retailers quit Aldershot”

  1. keithpp Says:

    Aldershot: Closed and boarded-up shops

  2. keithpp Says:

    Another retailer closing in Aldershot

  3. Iain Says:

    These two retailers closing is not an Aldershot thing. Next has decided to concentrate mainly on out-of-town stores and is closing most of its remaining town centre ones. The Flower Shop owner decided to retire on grounds of ill-health, There was a story in the local paper recently about that.

  4. keithpp Says:

    These are not the only retailers pulling out.

    Aldershot is being killed by decades of bad planning.

    Leaving, boarded-up shops, fast food outlets, gambling joints etc.

  5. Billy Says:

    I agree that next are moving towards out of town retail , but look deeper the more immigrants the town gets the less chance next have of selling a pair of sixty pound trousers,

  6. keithpp Says:

    For Next, greedy landlord jacking up the rent, made them pull out.

    Whether they would have otherwise have stayed is a moot point, as no money on the street, and if the only jobs, are minimum wage, temporary, zero-hours McJobs filled by immigrants, then no, there is not the money to waste on a pair of overpriced trousers that the factory gate price from a sweatshop was probably around one dollar a pair.

    Measures need to be taken to stop money flowing out of the local economy, recycling through local businesses. Hence the need to support local businesses.

    We also need the creation of better paid and more secure jobs, paying at least a Living Wage.

    The local council is proposing pouring £4.5 million of public money down the drain in Aldershot, which will do nothing to help the town centre.

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