Saturday, 12 April 2008

Beechwood Shopping

Here is the building with all those reflective windows I showed yesterday. The Beechwood Shopping Centre, on the High Street was built in the early 90's and replaced the old Co-op department store. The shopping arcade has several big stores like Next and Debenhams as well as many smaller chain stores and some independent shops. The Centre also has the fountain I posted for Theme Day and the garden under the glass roof I showed on the 2nd April. Unfortunately Beechwood Shopping Centre is not as well used as Cheltenhams other shopping centre, the Regent Arcade, and has several empty units inside. I think Beechwood is a much nicer place but I still find myself shopping in the Regent Arcade. Old habits....

7 comments:

Isadora said...

It is a lovely spot, even if I don't like shopping centers. It is to be raining here today so there will not be much opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and discover.

Have a great week-end and thank you for visiting. We ARE happy in the country.

brian said...

i like the reflection in today and yesterday's photo. Our local 'outlet' mall is similarly not as popular as some other local shopping centers - and often has empty storefronts...

magiceye said...

lovely shot... malls rule as far as the yuppie generation is concerned

• Eliane • said...

I do like the reflective windows. Of course, it is nicer when the weather sky is interesting, like here.

Neva said...

We have lots of shopping centers that aren't all full....seems the same by you too!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to correct you but Beechwood is built on the site of the old Woolworth store, the new Woolworths is built on the site of the old Coop store

Peter Wood

Anonymous said...

The land belonged to the Coop which. Woolworths had a very long lease on part of it. It is believed that Woolworths renegotiated the lease forward on to the former Coop store site which it sublets. For a while it was subleased to Argos, before Woolworths moved back in.

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