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Sports activities Direct opens new retailer on Nice Yarmouth market place

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7:56 AM July 17, 2021

There was hope on the excessive avenue in Nice Yarmouth after a significant nationwide retailer opened its new retailer.

Sports activities Direct, the UK’s greatest sports activities retailer, has moved into the previous Marks and Spencer retailer – which had been within the city centre for over 100 years earlier than closing in 2015 – on King Road.

Sports Direct on Market Place

The brand new Sports activities Direct, which is taking up the previous Marks and Spencer unit, which closed in 2015.

– Credit score: James Weeds

On Fb, the shop acquired a string of optimistic feedback.

“Has much more clothes vary than Gapton,” commented Mason James.

Barry Ellis added: “A worthwhile constructing getting used once more as an ongoing asset to the city centre.

“Right here’s hoping it brings growing footfall to Nice Yarmouth.”

New signage for Game

Recreation will likely be relocating from their Market Gates unit into former Marks and Spencer together with Sports activities Direct.

– Credit score: James Weeds

At 9am on Friday, there was a gentle movement of individuals ready for the store to open.

One man, who was holidaying in Nice Yarmouth, mentioned: “I suppose it is a good factor for the city if the store has been empty for thus lengthy.

“I exploit Sports activities Direct quite a bit in my hometown, so I feel will probably be nice for locals.”

Paul Englefield, 46, the supervisor of the brand new department, commented on how easily the opening of the shop had gone and the way excited he was for the department to be within the city centre.

King Street with new shops.

The brand new Cex to the left and the brand new Sports activities Direct and Recreation to the correct. May this assist enhance footfall to the city centre?

– Credit score: James Weeds

Extra shops to fill

At the moment, there are ten empty items in Nice Yarmouth’s city centre.

  • Argos – closed since early 2020.
  • Taco Bell – closed in early 2020.
  • Cex – closed in June, following a fireplace.
  • Greenwoods – closed in 2018.
  • Recreation in Market Gates – relocated to new Sports activities Direct unit on Friday.
  • Two-Necked Swan – closed since 2007.
  • Spar – closed in 2016.
  • Newsagent / Diecast mannequin provider / Betting store – closed for a number of years.
  • H Samuel – closed in 2019.
  • Palmers – closed in 2020.

One other girl, who additionally did not want to be named, mentioned: “It is rather good to see this outdated store getting used once more.

“Now we simply want one thing to take up the outdated Palmers unit, like a Primark or one thing.”

It was introduced in December 2020, that the previous Palmers retailer was earmarked for a library and college campus as a part of a bid for presidency funding.

Nice Yarmouth Borough Council mentioned of Palmers: “The buy of the constructing was confirmed on the PR committee on July 13.”

There may be at present no timeline in place for the event of the constructing.

Empty shop unit.

The previous Argos retailer, which relocated to Sainsbury’s earlier this yr, has been empty because the first lockdown.

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The former Taco Bell in Great Yarmouth.

The previous Taco Bell website has been closed for simply over a yr.

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Empty Greenwoods store.

Greenwoods has been empty since 2018, however the property was taken over my Nice Yarmouth Preservation Belief to open as a Heritage Centre.

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The former CEX building.

The previous Cex constructing has been empty since June, after the shop caught hearth. Cex are transferring nearer to the market sq..

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The empty Game unit in Market Gates.

Recreation has lately moved to the brand new Sports activities Direct retailer on King Road.

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Empty shop unit.

The previous Two-Necked Swan has been closed since 2007, however has permission for a retail and housing advanced.

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Empty unit in Great Yarmouth.

This property was a former newsagents, diecast mannequin provider, and betting store. It has been closed for a number of years.

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The empty unit on the Market Place which used to be Spar.

This empty unit, which was Spar, has been closed since 2016.

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Palmers Great Yarmouth

A 14-year-old boy was arrested on Monday (July 5) after being noticed on the roof of the outdated Palmers retailer in Nice Yarmouth.

– Credit score: Daniel Hickey


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