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Special report: the state of King Street

KING STREET ... one in five shops is vacant.

KING STREET ... one in five shops is vacant.

TAKE a walk up and down King Street in South Shields, and its decline is only too obvious.

Our reporter took a stroll - here’s what he found:

Looking left, down from the Market Place towards the Metro bridge and beyond to Scotia pub.

* Brighthouse

* VACANT

* Re-Design Charity Shop

* Store 21

* Poundland

* WH Smith

* Vision Express

* VACANT (Virtual Fashion)

* VACANT (formerly Marks & Spencer)

* Franks Flooring

* Superdrug

* Dorothy Perkins

* Card Factory

* Clarks

* Burton

* Grainger Games

* VACANT (former Day Retreat Spa)

* Three mobile

* VACANT

* H. Samuel

* Thomsons

* Santander Bank

* Nat West Bank

* Bonmarche

* Mayfair News

* Bet Fred

* Max Portraits

* VACANT

* Ramsdens

* Holland and Barrett

* Shoe Zone

* Officers Club

* VACANT

* Entertainment Exchange

* Frankies Cafe

* Scotia Pub

Looking left from Barclays Bank to Market Place.

* Barclays

* McDonald’s

* VACANT

* Greggs

* Nobles

* Greggs

* Specsavers

* Cafe Nero

* Metro News

* Marie Curie Charity Shop

* 02 Phone Shop

* Carphone Warehouse

* Poundworld

* New Look

* Sports Direct

* VACANT

* Phones 4U

* Clinton Cards

* Internacionale

* Boots

* Herbert Brown

* Greenwoods

* JD Sports

* Urban River Design

* British Heart Foundation Charity Shop

* VACANT

* Thorntons (to close at the end of May)

* VACANT (formerly Saks hairdressers)

* VACANT (Digital Shopping Wall)

* VACANT

* VACANT

* Mothercare (to close on April 23)

* Premier Furnishings

* Lloyds Bank

* West Harton Methodist Church Shop

* Dicksons

* GHI Computers

* Yorkshire Linen

* Legend

* Greggs

* ASN News

* VACANT

* PDSA Charity Shop

 

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