I spotted last week that Square Deal on Washington Street is having a closing down sale. I wondered if the much reduced parking due to the cycle lanes had contributed any nails into the coffin.
I like the building façade and hope that it is retained.
I suspect that it will not be replaced as a furniture shop – possibly prompting the opening of yet another in the anonymous parks on the edge of the city and beyond, where parking is free and there is absolutely no chance of impulse shopping in the city centre.
If you browse local, do shop local – please, before what is local may not be no more.
“Lee Boot Factory (Furniture Centre, Washington St)
This Guy’s photograph taken in 1913 shows the staff of the Lee Boot Factory in sidecars outside their place of employment on Lancaster Quay prior to embarking on their annual excursion. The Lee Boot Manufacturing Co. was established by the Dwyer family around 1890 to complement their wholesale drapery business. Originally located in Hannover Street, it soon moved to larger premises on Washington Street , and about the time this photograph was taken had expanded to take over the old Lancastrian Schools, which were replaced by a new building on the Mardyke.”
CORK In Old Photographs – Tim Cadogan (2003 Gill & Macmillan Ltd)