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Martin Phillp
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My nearest BonMarche was one of the stores not saved. Not that I ever saw anyone go into it.
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DJDave wrote:
Fri 29 Nov, 2019 22.56
I know people will say well the old Peacocks was overspending which maybe true
I don't think people thought they overspent. They were crippled with huge debt taken on during their management buyout but ran at an operating profit.
cyberdude
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Martin Phillp wrote:
Fri 20 Dec, 2019 18.51
My nearest BonMarche was one of the stores not saved. Not that I ever saw anyone go into it.
They spent thousands fitting out and moving my local Bonmarche to a new location, only to close it less than 3 months later. If they’re OK with p*****g away money like that, then I’m not surprised at what’s happened.
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cyberdude wrote:
Wed 25 Dec, 2019 11.31
Martin Phillp wrote:
Fri 20 Dec, 2019 18.51
My nearest BonMarche was one of the stores not saved. Not that I ever saw anyone go into it.
They spent thousands fitting out and moving my local Bonmarche to a new location, only to close it less than 3 months later. If they’re OK with p*****g away money like that, then I’m not surprised at what’s happened.
Was that recently? Or a while back?
gottago
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Topshop/Man in Westfield Stratford is closing in February. Seems mad that a major, busy store in one of the country's most important shopping centres is closing. I wonder if Arcadia's troubles will be rearing its head again soon.
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gottago wrote:
Sat 28 Dec, 2019 17.42
Topshop/Man in Westfield Stratford is closing in February. Seems mad that a major, busy store in one of the country's most important shopping centres is closing. I wonder if Arcadia's troubles will be rearing its head again soon.
One wonders if this is a rent issue. The question is what happens with their other outlets in Westfield?
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thegeek
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thegeek wrote:
Fri 08 Feb, 2019 19.06
thegeek wrote:
Tue 05 Feb, 2019 22.58
Sad to see Glasgow's Byres Road branch on the list
Apparently it's to remain open after all.

It wasn't to last:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... t-50904011
thegeek
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Pete wrote:
Sat 28 Dec, 2019 18.54
gottago wrote:
Sat 28 Dec, 2019 17.42
Topshop/Man in Westfield Stratford is closing in February. Seems mad that a major, busy store in one of the country's most important shopping centres is closing. I wonder if Arcadia's troubles will be rearing its head again soon.
One wonders if this is a rent issue. The question is what happens with their other outlets in Westfield?
It is a huge unit. I wonder what'll fill it, and if they're downsizing or pulling out completely.
Arcadia's only other unit there is a combined Dorothy Perkins/Burton.
simonipswich1
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thegeek wrote:
Sun 29 Dec, 2019 10.16
Pete wrote:
Sat 28 Dec, 2019 18.54
gottago wrote:
Sat 28 Dec, 2019 17.42
Topshop/Man in Westfield Stratford is closing in February. Seems mad that a major, busy store in one of the country's most important shopping centres is closing. I wonder if Arcadia's troubles will be rearing its head again soon.
One wonders if this is a rent issue. The question is what happens with their other outlets in Westfield?
It is a huge unit. I wonder what'll fill it, and if they're downsizing or pulling out completely.
Arcadia's only other unit there is a combined Dorothy Perkins/Burton.
The Ipswich Burton/Dorothy Perkins on the Cornhill is closing in January, Ipswich Borough Council have pulled the lease on them as Arcadia got a rent reduction much less than market value. Another retailer has agreed with IBC to pay the full market rent, they informed Arcadia of this so if they wanted to stay they would have to match it, Arcadia said they couldn't afford it, so IBC gave them notice to leave. There is a Top Shop and Top Man in Tower Ramparts, the unit next to Top Man is empty (previously the Post Office) so people are wondering if Burton would go in there with Dorothy Perkins sharing Top Shop.
gottago
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thegeek wrote:
Sun 29 Dec, 2019 10.16
Pete wrote:
Sat 28 Dec, 2019 18.54
gottago wrote:
Sat 28 Dec, 2019 17.42
Topshop/Man in Westfield Stratford is closing in February. Seems mad that a major, busy store in one of the country's most important shopping centres is closing. I wonder if Arcadia's troubles will be rearing its head again soon.
One wonders if this is a rent issue. The question is what happens with their other outlets in Westfield?
It is a huge unit. I wonder what'll fill it, and if they're downsizing or pulling out completely.
Arcadia's only other unit there is a combined Dorothy Perkins/Burton.
I asked at the till and she said the plan was to downsize to the old Missguided unit originally but it was decided they'd pull out completely.
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simonipswich1 wrote:
Sun 29 Dec, 2019 11.22
There is a Top Shop and Top Man in Tower Ramparts, the unit next to Top Man is empty (previously the Post Office) so people are wondering if Burton would go in there with Dorothy Perkins sharing Top Shop.
Topman in Tower Ramparts you say...

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