Empty Woolworths Store Longton SOT Stoke 2013.

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Empty Woolworths Store Longton SOT Stoke 2013, still not filled. An indication of the decline of high street retailing and particularly in the Potteries area of Staffordshire In November 2008 Woolworths Group entered administration with Deloitte, and by early January 2009 all of its stores had closed. Woolworths' financial performance had been declining in the previous few years, and the events of the closure coincided with the financial crisis and recession which was occurring at the time.
Location: Longton, Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire, England, UK