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Croydon’s Black Friday: Allders a sad sign of wider decline

Friday, September 7, 2012 will go down as the latest dark day in the history of Croydon. The announcement of the closure of Allders may not seem as tragic or dramatic as the events of the 8/8 riots of a … Continue reading

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“Our business never recovered after the riots” says Allders

Senior management has spent the past few days trying to find an overseas buyer for Allders, the 150-year-old landmark department store at the centre of Croydon. But a week on from the company calling in the administrators for a second … Continue reading

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Croydon Labour leader accuses council of failing business

Croydon’s opposition leader Tony Newman has today accused the Conservative group that runs the council of having sat back and done nothing – leaving “the markets to decide” – over the town’s struggling economy. As many as 2,000 jobs are … Continue reading

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Allders in administration; concessions fear for their future

For the second time in seven years, Allders has gone into administration, putting nearly 1,000  jobs at risk and pushing small businesses to the brink. The concessions which operate inside Croydon’s landmark department store may be forced to fold, since … Continue reading

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Allders chief blames council for lack of help since August riots

Croydon Council “has not done what they should have done” for local businesses since last August’s riots, according to the fashion entrepreneur who has a major share-holding in Allders, the town’s 150-year-old department store which could be just days away … Continue reading

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Deal on rent is crucial to future of Allders, reports say

Allders, Croydon’s flagship department store since 1862, has had to go to its landlords to ask for a reduction in its rent, or even to go without paying any rent for a period, according to reports in the trade press … Continue reading

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