Carlisle's Chapmans shop to shut after 165 years
Last updated at 14:48, Thursday, 08 March 2012
A landmark furniture business in Carlisle is to close after 165 years.
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John Chapman said, Trading conditions are getting worse and that it was not sound business sense to carry on trading. Yes, it is sad that many will lose jobs but look after your own in the present climate. He also said, with his business background.The poor retail climate is set to continue for sometime yet.We have a lovely sofa from Chapmans that came via a city auction room of H&H . The sofa being previously little used by the couch potato variety in a St Aidens Road home. It has been cleaned a number of times and comes up like new. I would'nt swop it for
anything that EJ and NotSaying would prefer. I love the Chapmans window's display but it makes it so much harder for some city stores with professional window display staff to set their shops/stores high standing image with so much more of low quality goods. Queens Cafe had lovely windows alike Chapmans and I do wonder how Tesco were allowed to demolish the Queens Hotel being the former row of fine city centre buildings now with one in (soon...) such a state when these buildings would have been built with help of a carts and teams of shirehorses. Heritage? City Caring... The demolishing of the Queens Hotel (Not really City 'Loyal to names of...) I believe was then cited at unsustainable with the then Central Hotel next door! Hopefully a tourist boomtime is near with plans for the GPO as an hotel and Central Plaza ..... The Store from British Empire days where the sun never set's has finally set on Chapmans.
This is sad to see a great shop go, we really can't allow this sort of thing to happen because there is no replacement,the town is full of charity shops and Â£1 shops
where are the top quality outlets on our main street, that can replace this wonderful shop, so very sad.
Looks like the bait worked for EJ...Some people want to think twice before labelling Carlisle folk as dim-witted. To me, dim-witted is picking up on a clearly sarcastic comment made purely to gain negative response and treating it as genuine.