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After the demise of family run department stores like Maslens, Clement Joscelyne and Pearsons – what will happen to retail in Bishop's Stortford?

The economy has hit some businesses hard and as a double whammy it seems that traditional family run retail stores are being hurt by the Internet.  Going are the days when you popped into town to explore the local shops to see if they have a particular item you were after. (they usually haven't)  Our habits are changing and many people are turning to the convenience of searching and ordering from the comfort of their laptop, tablet or mobile.  This gives you the power to find exactly what you want, compare prices, read reviews and have it delivered to the front door.

In the meantime it seems to me that Bishop’s Stortford is turning into a town of eateries and restaurants and where they are not in situ yet a growing eyesore of boarded up shop fronts.

Have you seen the eyesore of Pearsons after it recently closed?...

Perhaps the Town Council not do something a little cheerier?

How about something like this?

Pearsons

At least it would bring a smile :)

 

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