They have been going downhill for years ever since they lost sight of what they were best at...News and Books, and tried to do a bit of everything.
I used to love the kiosk in the Central Station.
And you may be a visionary. I can see many commercial properties in city centres, including the Autonomous Republic of South Shileds< being converted to residential as the way we live continues to change, even, perhaps after Covid has gone away.
Ashley owns House of Fraser/ Debenhams etc. Many of those stores will never re-open and even though the properties themselves are currently on leases, I bet my botton dollar that some become apartments after some relatively simple internal work and landlord/tenant negotiation.
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