Beales in Hexham shutting

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Shandy drinker, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Bastard auto correct

    Beales man Beales
    Mods I've asked before change edit function so you can edit the thread title. Get it sorted man

    old joplings/ robs shop
    Would be paying more in rates than rent
    Economics of the mad house
    Now no rates when it shuts
    Companies should be able to go into cva claiming business rates need reducing
    Whole system needs to be revamped by the government
    It stinks and with parking is killing the high street while Internet and out of town seem to be given a free ride
    This charging scheme being proposed by out friends in the north will be a further nail in the high atreet and town centres
    Why isn't metro centre being covered by a road charging scheme similar to that proposed by Gateshead, Newcastle and north Tyneside considering vat majority who go there travel by car
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019
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  2. EDGE

    EDGE Winger

    vat majority? Another 20%? Sounds good to me like.
  3. Kevj

    Kevj Striker

    Bad news for that town. It’s been in decline and a closure of such a significant shop will mean even less of a draw for shoppers.
  4. zwartekat

    zwartekat Striker

    Seems department stores are particularly vulnerable.
  5. Superchamps

    Superchamps Central Defender

    The Beales I’ve been in are pretty run down and full of stuff no one wants on permanent sale, £15 potato peelers reduced to £14.50, £40 Royal Doulton gravy boats down to £38.
  6. mcq10

    mcq10 Striker

    Capitalism in action.

    Supply and demand etc
  7. hefty em

    hefty em Striker

    Ill take a potato peeler and 2 gravy boats please.
  8. CollingwoodFTM

    CollingwoodFTM Striker

    It’ll always be Robbs to me. Used to get my Airfix models from the toy department and got a Sunderland Stokoe’s Stars patch from the sports department. Me Mam used to leave me up there whilst she did the weekly shop down in the foodhall. It’ll be sad to see it go, but looked very run down last time I was in.
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  9. lurker

    lurker Striker

    If true about the rates the council need to give their heads a shake
  10. Paddy O'Dors

    Paddy O'Dors Striker

    There's an out of town shopping centre near me that's got two massive empty shops where a Toys-R-Us and Homebase used to be. Nonsense to say out of town shopping centres aren't suffering too.
  11. I Stand Alone

    I Stand Alone Midfield

    Central government set rates. Some have trebled in the last 3-4 years.
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  12. Paddy O'Dors

    Paddy O'Dors Striker

    You can hoy in NMW/NLW increases that have been way above inflation for the last few years too in a sector where pay is usually the bare minimum.
  13. Goat Eyes

    Goat Eyes Striker

    Hoy in businesses that have stagnated for years and it’s only going one way.

    Debenhams charge you £2 to collect stuff from in store.
  14. HABA87

    HABA87 Winger

    The target market of final salary pensioners already have their £40 gravy boats. The next generation are priced out. The world has changed.

    The rates are ridiculous mind.
  15. kingmonkey

    kingmonkey Winger

    Been on the cards for a while.
    Never anyone in at all and doesn't seem to have changed since the 1970s.
    Shame for the staff, canny few working there, not many other options in Hexham.

    The town is dead these days, who would have thought that a big tesco and next store would kill the town. :rolleyes:
    Same as lots of small towns, high rent, low footfall, but we buy online so can't complain when local shops go under.
  16. Superchamps

    Superchamps Central Defender

    That will be £90.50, would you like to take a £35 pillow? It’s discounted to £32.50.

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