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New Tenant in Western Front Books

PostPosted: Tue 27 Jan 2015 11:18 am
by mb1
anyone know who's doing the refurb on the former Western Front bookshop?

Re: New Tenant in Western Front Books

PostPosted: Tue 27 Jan 2015 8:05 pm
by Andy B
I'm surprised Western From Books lasted so long being such a specialised store he did very well, I'm assuming its not been empty long?

Re: New Tenant in Western Front Books

PostPosted: Wed 28 Jan 2015 8:20 am
by mb1
I believe most of their business was online and was doing well, but personal circumstances led to closure. I'm not exactly sure but the shop has been empty at least a year. The former little boutique and the hairdresser on the corner of that block are also empty. The wine lodge is opening again but has been shut for ages. The recession bit deeply.

Re: New Tenant in Western Front Books

PostPosted: Wed 28 Jan 2015 8:42 am
by Andy B
mb1 wrote:I believe most of their business was online and was doing well, but personal circumstances led to closure. I'm not exactly sure but the shop has been empty at least a year. The former little boutique and the hairdresser on the corner of that block are also empty. The wine lodge is opening again but has been shut for ages. The recession bit deeply.


That's a shame MB1 as it was a good place to browse around although I only bought a few items there. The empty store problem is not confined to Ware but here in NZ too I have always though it very brave to open a store but its not possible to support them all.

Re: New Tenant in Western Front Books

PostPosted: Wed 28 Jan 2015 4:11 pm
by mb1
I agree. I also only bought a small handful of books from them, but browsing there was great.

Re: New Tenant in Western Front Books

PostPosted: Fri 30 Jan 2015 2:53 pm
by Barzey
Must call in when I am next down. Thanks for this one

Re: New Tenant in Western Front Books

PostPosted: Sat 31 Jan 2015 2:58 pm
by Aardvaark
I should wait until we know who is going in there Barzey!! I just hope it isn't another nail bar/hair/beauty salon or estate agent.

Re: New Tenant in Western Front Books

PostPosted: Wed 04 Feb 2015 6:46 pm
by Barzey
Oh crikey-That will teach me not to speed read on a mobile phone for sure :oops: