Hoopers to close Carlisle department store
Last updated at 12:25, Tuesday, 08 May 2012
One of Carlisle’s most iconic city centre department stores, Hoopers, is to close after it failed to turn around losses running into six figures.
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Well said Gary Dewhurst in an earlier post. Carlisle quite simply needs to grow to a level that will sustain multiple types of retail; from basic bargain basement to more upscale. For this to happen, the city's administrators need to go out into the wider world and grab some of the business and investment capital that is available. They MUST look much farther afield than the UK or even Europe. Sadly though, history has shown Carlisle to be behind the curve in so many respects; the result and product of that 'insular' mentality Mr. Dewhurst mentioned. One hopes that the 'new' council can do something to reinvigorate the 'economic development portfolio' which even our conservative MP has stated needed to be looked at again. Here's hoping that the Carlisle council chamber contains a few driving seats not just swings and roundabouts for the councillors to sit on.
its a real shame another 83 people to find work it was a upmarket shop something with a bit of class. if their is a brightside to this what a opportunity for JOHN LEWIS to move in
I wonder about the link to the unnecessary and expensive Castle Street development and those coffin benches with the graffiti on?