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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Quality Save

Another photo from the 2nd January when the snows first hit town.

This is looking down Clarendon Street from outside Bosun's where I'd just shared breakfast with my son.

The Quality Save store was originally the Hippodrome Theatre. It closed in the 1960s and the building was converted into a Supermarket. It actually operated as an "inside market" with various independent stalls on two storeys and included a very popular cafe. That closed in the 1990s and the building was vacant for a few years before opening as Quality Save. Now only the ground floor is used for retailing.

At the bottom of the street is the Bus Station.

5 comments: said...

This certainly does look like a theater. Better to reuse at least one floor of it than to have it be empty.

Dimple said...

Too bad the indoor market died. But I agree, it's better to use one floor of this building than none. It's a nice looking building.

Louis la Vache said...

As Dimple said, too bad the indoor market died. And as Dave said, at least the building is in use, even if only part of it.

Rambling Round said...

It sure has been through a lot of changes, and I can see the "look" of a theater.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Nice historic information, and a good photo :) I like snow :)

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