WE shared the news that the House of Fraser building on English Street in Carlisle city centre has sold for around £750,000, according to the estate agents. 

The prominent site on Carlisle’s high street, which dates back to 1906, was available to purchase for £750,000 after a previous attempt of a sale at £1.25 million fell through earlier this year.

Here's how readers reacted.

Caroline Bainbridge said the building was 'definitely going for apartments' and David Ross said: "Used to like to visit the record store downstairs."

Ian Green said: "I hope it stays a shop. I'm also hoping that Tesco moves into the old Wilko on Scotch Street."

Von Williams said working at the shop when it was Binns was his first cleaning job at age 14.

Tracey J Burns also said working at the former Binns was her first job when she left school.

Gavin Johnston said: "The market is being reset," while Paul Corrie said: "Doesn’t sort the city’s problems."

Una Mcalindon said: "I think it would make a lovely theatre. Plenty of parking in Damside car park."

Lorraine Kennedy said: "Worked there many moons ago. Thriving and popular."

Shirley Wood added: "It’s an eyesore of a shop. Needs cleaned and updated."

Michelle Deeley said: "It's derelict and needs knocked down."

One web user said: "Another large retail outlet waiting to become a white elephant in the city centre? Maybe this one has a better chance of rescue than the old Bulloughs building?"