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Carlisle's Hoopers department store to close for good

Carlisle's troubled Hoopers department store is closing again – this time for good.

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Primark...blah blah blah...primark.

Posted by Brian on 27 February 2013 at 12:01

Primark...blah blah blah...primark.

Posted by Brian on 27 February 2013 at 12:01

Hoopers would make a unique and fantastic upper class italian restaurant (or any other culture or fusion of cultures) restaurant if only somebody could or would be prepared to invest their money into the building.

WHOEVER IT IS MENTIONS PRIMARK - ha ha ha marra - you do it every chance you get just to wind us all up and I love all the reactions you get lol.

Posted by Don Giovanni on 25 February 2013 at 07:52

What do you want to here from people? well i will hit you with the truth, the towns crawling with Polish who are mostly working in our towns factories earning decent money but not spending it in the shops, a lot of them send money home for their families, which is fair enough but the money they are sending home should be spent here! because of this the shops are suffering and this is going on right through out the country and so it is going a long way to damaging the local economy,now they are opening shops for polish people with polish produce great for them not great for the british retailer

Posted by paul on 25 February 2013 at 01:29

the proof was in the pudding, on friday i went to newcastle for a long weekend. the hotels were buzy the eldon square shopping centre was brimming with people,the train from carlisle was alive with passengers.on the return train trip back to carlisle said it all,90% of the passengers were carrying carrier bags from the vast selection of shops on offer. my mate said to me,look at the lanes in carlisle there should visit eldon square and get some ideas ? out of all the shops we only saw 2 empty shops, in carlisle theres more empty shops than hot dinners,its time the council amended there ways and encouraged people to set up businesses and shops into the city centre.

Posted by george on 24 February 2013 at 15:57

I have to laugh at how people can get so worked up over a simple shop :) I would be happy for Primark to take over the Hoopers building - or John Lewis or Fenwicks... I would love to see a nice shop in there that uses the floor space, brings jobs to the city and where people can spend their money - thus boosting the city's economy... I admit I do shop at Primark as they have some cute clothes for myself and my children at budget friendly prices but I also shop at TK Maxx,etc. I would also love the opportunity to shop at John Lewis or Fenwicks. I also wonder if some people who are so concerned about the 'low tone' of our city and how it's 'overrun by chavs' and are repulsed by the idea of a Primark realize that it might actually help our economy and bring more people in to shop from the Borders... I would like Carlisle to have something like Gretna Gateway here :) All that to say, I think we should be more concerned about boosting our city' economy, bringing jobs into Carlisle and meeting people's demands for where they'd like to shop rather than being concerned - for right now - about 'lowering the tone' etc... just my two pence :)

Posted by dee on 23 February 2013 at 01:11

The mother of my best friend will be on the scrapheap due to this closeure. I feel that something could be done to save this store.

Posted by Stemax1960 on 22 February 2013 at 19:34

You can't beat a bit of Primarnie!

Posted by Alison Mathews on 22 February 2013 at 14:44

If people think having a Primark will lower the tone of Carlisle they need a reality check. It's already as low as possible. Look around you. On any given day there are jobless chavs with Croydon facelifts and oversized earrings swamping the town centre with their tax-paid prams, smoking cigarettes above the heads of their poor children.

And it's even worse in summer when the sun shines - skinny young boys with tacky chains round their necks feel the need to remove their Fred Perry t-shirts to show off their boney pale bodies as they saunter round the city. A Primark would just be fitting of what we normal folk, with standards and jobs (chavs can google what a job is) have to live with. At least Primark would provide somewhere for them to spend their Giro, and leave the nicer shops for other people, where we wouldn't have to put up with their unsightly faces as they swear at their children and spend our money.

Posted by Charlotte on 22 February 2013 at 13:56

Primark Really? These lofty aspirations & ambition remind me exactly why I left the City years ago.

Posted by Anon on 22 February 2013 at 13:02

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