Everyone knows that Hull has become sloppy about the quality of its shops, like all the pound shops in Whitefriargate. And there are conflicting opinions from the residents of Hull, who are – like most cities – a mixed bunch who have differing shopping needs.
There may be the demand for such cheap shops, but Hull needs more than that. This is what the new shopping developments have to understand. It's not just about better shops. We all want better parking, better customer services, a better environment to be in and better choice when everything's completed.
I understand changes keep the city moving with the times, which is what we need and I think a lot of people are in denial of this, but I also think decision makers need to consult with people properly. So, my friends and I thought it would be good to tell someone about what shops we're hoping for in Hull. Here's our top 10:
John Lewis department store.
Snow and Rock or a similar outdoors store.
A funky café that has a nice interior with interesting drinks and food.
Habitat or similar interiors store.
Zara for men and women.
Space NK [cosmetics for men and women].
JR (by email), The Avenues
Correction. In the December issue of Hull in print we published an article, "Insight into India" (p35), about an exhibition of photographs showing family life in Calcutta's surrounding villages.
We said that the Child in Need institute (an Indian charity) had carried out work that had ended malnutrition. However, we would like to point out that the charity has only helped to reduce it.
Also, we misspelled the name of an exhibitor. The correct spelling is Laura McCarthy.
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