Monday, 21 January 2013

A personal loss from Coalville's High Street

This evening I am sad.

Sad at the news of losing another shop from Coalville.

But also sad at the loss of a constant part of my families life.

Today the Midlands Co-op has announced the closure, in the next six months, of the Coalville Department Store.

It is a shop where as a toddler I accidentally smashed a dinner service which had been put on display.

It is a shop which brings back memories of my first visit to Father Christmas.

It is a shop where my dad always used to buy electrical goods from (because he liked the customer service and interest free credit)!

And it is a shop where we bought all of the nursery equipment for our own firstborn - and where I bought his very first toy.

Tonight I am sad that we will lose another retailer from Coalville with the potential for another empty unit and maybe more jobs lost.

But I am also sad tonight that a little part of me has gone.

4 comments:

  1. Very sad, hope and pray that the workers will find alternative employment quickly, and that the premises won't remain empty long.

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  2. Very sad, hope and pray that the workers will find alternative employment quickly, and that the premises won't remain empty long.

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  3. Another nail in the coffin for Coalville, just think what those 400 Asda jobs could have done for the town...I'm still waiting for the announcement Richard Blunt was going to make three weeks after the expected Tesco knock back.

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  4. Will be a miracle if anything gets done in Coalville in the near future! How many more shops will will close and companies either go bust or pull out of the town! With 800 houses due to be built, what chances does the shopping centre redevelopment stand ad at least Coalville will have some opportunities to pull people in and give employment to those who have suffered from the recession!

    I was made redundant 3 times in the first 18 months of the recession and have to commute further a field for work

    Nothing has been announced since Tesco pulled out!

    Currently what we happen to all the young children as they grow up in the ghost town as that seems to be what is happening to Coalville!

    Also while commenting on young children, why didn't the council stand up and help with the problems that TC adventure had as that was about the only place we could take our kids surely the something could have been done to prevent them from shutting

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