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Getting ready to open...Pop-up Shop, Russell Street North Shields

Shopjacket helps with the signage for this exciting new pop-up shop offer...

The space is available for new businesses wanting to test the marketNail bar? Jewellery? Gifts? Shoes?...


Pop Up Shops in North Shields

New shops are 'popping up' in North Shields in time for the Christmas rush. The Council is launching 4 pop-up shops for fledgling businesses in the former Connexions centre in Russell Street. Opening at the end of November, the shops are all different sizes and are available to rent for 6 months, with an option to extend the lease for a further 6 months. Many people work on a very small scale - sometimes online or from home - and may want to test their ideas with temporary shop space to sell their products. Any small business wanting space in the pop up shops should contact Daniel Wise on: 0191 643 6427 or email:



Shopjacket wins contract to work with Durham County Council, Nov 14

Helping Durham County Council to stimulate investment and generate wealth within the County, making Durham a better place to live, work, invest and visit. 

We will be "Shopjacketing" these two premises in Bishop Auckland, helping to show them in a better light to potential investors and improving the look of the retail trading area for existing businesses. 



North Tyneside Council launches pop-up shop initiative, Bdaily 30 Oct 14

As part of North Tyneside Council’s business support, it is launching four pop-up shops for fledgling businesses in the former Connexions centre in Russell Street.

The Council is preparing the units for the shops’ opening at the end of November.

They are all different sizes and will be available to rent from the council for six months; however, there is an option to extend the lease for a further six months.

The shops are on the ground floor with options on the first floor for storage or expansion. All units come with additional secure storage space and will be lockable.

The rent will be fully inclusive of heat, light, power and on site wifi.

Opening times will be a strict 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and all stock must be approved by North Tyneside Council.

Cabinet member responsible for Economic Development, Councillor Frank Lott, said: "We know there are many people working on a very small scale, sometimes online or from their own home, who are looking for the chance to test their ideas and take temporary shop space to sell their products.

"Pop up shops is just one initiative the council is developing to help those people take their first tentative steps.

“We are always looking at ways which we can help keep our town centres special and vibrant and this project is the perfect start for our budding traders and entrepreneurs to get their business off the ground at the busiest time of the year."

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Number of UK High Street shops falls sharply - BBC News 09 Oct 14

The number of shops on the High Street declined dramatically in the first nine months of this year, a survey suggests.

Town centres saw 964 net closures between January and September, two-and-a-half times the net reduction for the whole of 2013, according to the study by PwC and the Local Data Company.

The collapse of businesses such as Phones 4U and lingerie chain La Senza accelerated the decline, PwC said.

Clothing shops were among the hardest hit while betting shops thrived.

In total 365 traditional goods retailers, such as shoe and clothes shops, closed down in the first half of the year.

The number of travel agents and pawnbrokers also fell.

This was exacerbated by a dramatic reduction in the number of Albermarle & Bond shops after the pawnbroker fell into administration and had to be rescued by an investment group.

Coffee shops thrive

Conversely, the study which looked at 500 town centres, showed coffee shops, banks, pound shops, charity shops, convenience stores and American restaurants were among those opening the most outlets.

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