A great co-operative store sold: a lost opportunity?

Brid, who resigned from her Membership Council over sell-offs, wrote recently about an attempt to sell the very best retail site on Lisburn Road, where some of Ulster’s most affluent people shop.

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It had been neglected for several years, trading with the old livery and some of the poorest display equipment around. She felt this was a bad advertisement for Coop, but it was said to be ‘too expensive to upgrade’

It has now been sold to Marks and Spencer who currently have a small food store across the road with a poky car park frequently jammed. Now they will have a great store with suitable car parking on probably the most stylish retailing road in Northern Ireland with an affluent customer base living around.

She ended: “What an own goal for the Coop!”

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One Response to A great co-operative store sold: a lost opportunity?

  1. Andrew Robinson says:

    I agree 100% with you! I LOVED this store despite its neglected state. Its madness that Belfast no longer has a, Co-Operative “Superstore”

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