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Cheltenham shopping centre opens up range of dull fake shops – photos

THE High Street is dying. It’s victim of restructuring. But until it can be redesigned to make better use of space and local retailers and suppliers who can’t afford exorbitant rates set before the internet kicked in, the high street will continues to feature empty units.

But why not pretend they’re real shops? At Coronation Square shopping centre in Hester’s Way, Cheltenham, the owners of a struggling shopping centre have been filling empty lots with fake shops. They are remarkably unimaginative. Why not have a WMD retailer, a purveyor of stains that look like Jesus Christ or a shop selling cats that look like Hitler?

The internet is winning. The old high street needs to readjust:

The 'Hair Creative' outlet at Coronation Square shopping centre in Hester's Way, Cheltenham as the owners of a struggling shopping centre have given it a new lease of life, by filling empty lots with fake shops.

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Posted: 19th, June 2013 | In: Money, The Consumer | Comment


Irish footballer wins Cheltenham tabloid sweepstake

CONGRATULATIONS to those punters who backed an Irish footballer to be the subject of a Cheltenham race goer behaving badly. The Mail alleges that one Leicester City player “was so unruly on the second day.. that security had to be called to the grandstand box”.

His name? Sean St Ledger.

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Posted: 16th, March 2012 | In: Sports | Comment


Cheltenham Does St Patrick’s Day: Green To The Gills

IT’S St Patrick’s Day, and the Cheltenham regulars are dressing up in green. It’s always dressing up at the races. The women wear high shoes and big hats. The little men were little shoes and colourful jerseys. John McCririck dresses up as the window of Oxfam…

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Racegoers in fancy dress place bets on St Patrick's Day, during the Cheltenham Festival

Posted: 17th, March 2011 | In: Sports | Comment