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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 26th April, 2009)


The depression hits the Galleries.

Photo: Dave Marsh  (Canon EOS 400D)
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Comment by: Ol gal on 26th April 2009 at 00:03

A scene that's repeated all over the country as these "Malls" recieve the treatment they meted out to the old shopping streets.

Comment by: Alan on 26th April 2009 at 00:12

Oooh, that is depressing.

Comment by: jim on 26th April 2009 at 07:50

To be fair Dave,these shops have been empty for years,most before Index closed.

Comment by: Ian B on 26th April 2009 at 10:18

Spot on Jim, most of the shops closed between 10 and even 20 years ago (freezer shop) (photographers) (Shoe shop) etc and all closed because of the high rents and location not the recent recession.

Comment by: David Marsh on 26th April 2009 at 22:18

Thanks for your comments everyone.I was working in Manchester when the Arndale opened and saw the effect it had on the shops around Piccadilly.

Comment by: A parr on 30th April 2009 at 03:02

Why dont they wake up ,and lower the rents. Any thing is better than nought

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