Monthly Archives: December 2013

Trade in Britain

A new trader opened in the Harris Arcade just before Christmas and was mobbed on its first day. But how will it fare after the festive season? The Grumpy Goat sells beer and cheese, a welcome new addition, but look … Continue reading

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Time shift

It’s popular to think of Jacksons – now in its last few days of 138 years of existence – as a shop that never updated. However that perception is quite wrong. A recent conversation with someone with great historical knowledge … Continue reading

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Horse play

With the demise of the decrepit shopfronts on Southampton Street it might be useful if attention was focused on this wasted space. The former Horse & Barge Pub in Duke Street has been derelict longer than most can remember. There … Continue reading

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To Yell and back

The big To Let sign outside One Reading Central could be about to get bigger. hibu – the firm formerly known as Yell – is in administration yet amazingly seems to brush the situation off as part of its restructuring. … Continue reading

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