Abingdon Town Centre Changes in 2016

December 28, 2016

2016 was a good year with more business gains than losses in Abingdon town centre .
Changes in 2015
Press on Changes in 2016 for a bigger (pdf) version of the map showing the changes.

Key:
Green is a shop that was vacant at the start of the year which is now occupied.
Yellow means a change of business.
Red is a vacant shop premises that was occupied at the start of the year.

Change in 2007 ( 6 green, 5 yellow, 10 red ) – Net Loss 4
Change in 2008 ( 10 green, 8 yellow, 13 red ) – Net Loss 3
Change in 2009 ( 9 green, 6 yellow, 6 red ) – Net Gain 3
Change in 2010 ( 9 green, 6 yellow, 5 red ) – Net Gain 4
Change in 2011 ( 2 green, 8 yellow, 5 red ) – Net Loss 3
Change in 2012 ( 6 green, 1 yellow, 7 red ) – Net Loss 1
Change in 2013 ( 6 green, 8 yellow, 6 red ) – Net Change 0
Change in 2014 ( 6 green, 8 yellow, 6 red ) – Net Change 0
Change in 2015 ( 6 green, 8 yellow, 6 red ) – Net Change 0
Change in 2016 ( 10 green, 5 yellow, 5 red ) – Net Gain 5

Welcome to:
Abingdon Picture Framing
Costa (in front of the Old Gaol) – I need to add this to the map
Dorindos (restaurant)
Khushi’s Eyebrow Boutique (beauty)
Leona Noronha (natural hairdresser) – opening soon if not opened yet
Marmaris (men’s Turkish barber)
Peacocks and Edinburgh Woollen Mill (clothes)
New in 2016
R&R (coffee + cafe)
New in 2016
Simpsons(Estate Agents)
Velvet Creations (beauty)
Wildwood Kitchen (restaurant)
New in 2016
Goodbye to:
Cottage Imperial
Fantasia Bridal
Fine Guitars
Lucky 7s (betting)
Stan James (betting)
TechnoC – still in Suffolk way
The Olives

Move to new premises:
Superdrug – move to bigger shop
New in 2016
Avicenna – was Smiths before the move to an ex-pub near the Abingdon Surgery

Change to similar business in same premises:
Broad Face – re-opened after major refurbishment
New in 2016
Chaba Thai – expanded to also use the downstairs shop
Jhoots Pharmacy – was Lloyds Phramacy
Patisserie Pascal – new owner after previous owners retired
Smarts (fish and chips) – re-opened after major refurbishment

(let me know any mistakes in this annual roundup)

Filed under: Business

3 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Sam  |  December 28, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Interesting to see that Abingdon appears to be bucking the national trend and losing gambling and betting shops rather than gaining them.

  • 2. Steven  |  December 28, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Also new jewellery shop where Scuff’s was… The town is looking much vibrant shops-wise… onwards and upwards for 2017

  • 3. Black Flag  |  December 29, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Miss the Cottage Imperial. I understand they moved to Bicester?

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