Showing posts with label Kwik Save. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kwik Save. Show all posts

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Lost shops

Relics from a lost time.


Kwik Save in Barrow in Furness, Woolworths in Longton, Toys R Us in Preston, Tandy in Hitchin, RadioShack in St Annes on the Sea and Blockbuster in Manchester
Kwik Save in Barrow in Furness, Woolworths in Longton, Toys R Us in Preston, Tandy in Hitchin, RadioShack in St Annes on the Sea and Blockbuster in Manchester

Which lost brands do I need to track down next?

Friday, March 13, 2020

Kwik Save in Barrow-in-Furness

Spotting an old Kwik Save shop in Barrow.


On our travels it's always interesting to spot ghost signs and dead brands. We've seen quite a few different remnants of retail from years gone by, including Tandy in Hitchen, RadioShack in Lytham Saint AnnesWoolworths in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent and Blockbuster Video in Manchester.


While on a trip to Barrow-in-Furness last year we saw the remains of the old Kwik Save there.


The former Kwik Save in Barrow-in-Furness
The former Kwik Save in Barrow-in-Furness

The company went into administration in 2007. The brand does live on, albeit in a much smaller form, and is now owned by Costcutter.

The former Kwik Save in Barrow-in-Furness
Definitely not 'Now Open'

The changing face of the high street and retail marketing has seen a number of former shop premises turned into family entertainment centres and competitive socialising venues including crazy golf, tenpin bowling, axe throwing, retro arcade gaming, darts, ping pong and more.