The Worry of Woolies

SallyB2
By SallyB2 Last edited 110 months ago
The Worry of Woolies

Gone but not forgotten: it looks as if Woolies, darling of the high street, may be enjoying something of an afterlife. In North London they are being colonised by the 99p Store chain (which has already caused one riot of anticipation this week). Last month a former branch opened as an art gallery in Leytonstone. Perhaps the most interesting/worrying reincarnation is in Peckham, where the empty store has opened up as a co-operative bazaar selling tight clothing covered in glitter and plastic furniture covered in glitter. High Street historians would see this as a glorious return to Woolies' market trader roots: cynics might simply see it as the devolution of the High Street. What's happened to your Woolies: is it still standing sad and empty, or has it been recycled? (Image/sinister pictures)

Last Updated 05 July 2009