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Swindon Town Centre Gloom

July 4, 2019 11:04 AM
By Stan Pajak

The perfect storm of the consequences of Britain leaving the EU, the growth of online sales and business worries are leaving the town centre reeling as we endure continuing awful announcements. The latest being the closures of two canal walk stores and the loss of 5 brands including Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Top Shop and Starbucks. Perhaps the worst of these for local residents being the closure of Argos which at one time was Swindon's most exciting store with a completely novel way of buying products at discounted prices. While the latest proposal by F1 Real Estate management, the owners of the Brunel, to address the issues with the creation of more restaurants, cafes and bars has understandably gone down like a lead balloon with a call for more good shops by local shoppers - something I wholeheartedly agree with.