Peachcroft Newsagent closed

May 22, 2020

Peachcroft Newsagent closed
Stuart sent me a picture to show that the newsagent in the Peachcroft shopping centre has closed. The shops were built in the early 1980s and this one has always been a newsagent, firstly called Mallows, then Dillons and finally McColls or Martins (Martin is the newsagent arm of McColls). A sign in the window directs paper girls and boys to McColls @ Northcourt.

The McColls at Northcourt Road is also available to rent. It was announced in February 2020 that McColls will be be shutting over 300 stores nationally, including a lot of the smaller shops.

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3 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. 50plus  |  May 23, 2020 at 11:46 am

    This shop was never the same after Budgens started selling cards & magazines. So many of our shops sell the same thing – if only the authorities would encourage diversification.

  • 2. Janet  |  May 25, 2020 at 8:10 am

    The shops have gone downhill at Reynolds Way after the forced closure of the papershop and post office. Even the chip shop has gone. It is in a sorry state now.

  • 3. Geoff Bailey  |  May 25, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    The Budgens at Peachcroft needs to upgrade the number of certain newspapers to compensate for the closure of that shop.

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