Bath’s HMV back in business.

Good to see HMV re-opening on Stall Street.

Seems the company’s new owner has renegotiated the property’s rent with the landlord so the store is off the closure list and open for business again.


Further up the street. Sad to see Christopher Barry – next door to Woods the Stationers – also closing down – like its next door neighbour.

This menswear store has traded for over forty years at this site. The original ‘Mr Christopher’ is apparently now over 70 and has chosen the end of the current lease to bow out with pride.


Good to see that wooden framed and plastic roofed structure has come down between the Theatre Royal and the Italian Restaurant next door.


Though l see the business has managed to keep a mini version of the same structure – at the back of the opening.

For me it still doesn’t go with its surroundings and neither does the artificial pine garland around the doors into the Garrick’s Head.


These are listed buildings and should not be treated this way.



I mention again the proliferation of street furniture. These giant corks just appear to advertise the business but they further obstruct the pavement.


Finally nice to see stonemasons at work on repairs to part of the colonnade fronting Bath Street is receiving attention.


The premises behind the pillars – a former building society – is becoming a fitness centre. It’s good to see the building being made fit for purpose too.


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