J3474 : Vacant shop, Belfast (9)

taken 10 years ago, near to Shankill, Belfast County Borough, Ballymacarret, Cliftonville and Skegoneill, Northern Ireland

Vacant shop, Belfast (9)
Vacant shop, Belfast (9)
A vacant shop (formerly an employment agency which moved to more commodious premises) in High Street. At one time the offices of the Belfast Steamship Company. See also J3474 : "E-Cigarette World", Belfast (July 2013).
Closed, closing and vacant shops. Belfast

On 20 February 2012 the BBC reported “Northern Ireland continues to have the highest town centre shop vacancy rate in the UK, according to a new survey. The survey, on behalf of the British Retail Consortium, recorded high street footfall and shop occupancy. The survey reported that 14% of shops in Northern Ireland's high streets and shopping centres are empty, compared to the UK average of 11%”.
This shared description shows some of the vacant shops in the Belfast City Council district. There are many reasons why shops close including the expiry of a lease, illness/death, redevelopment, corporate acquisitions and rationalisations, reorganisation and insolvency. The photographs submitted by me appear as a matter of record only and do not attempt to comment on the reasons for closure. They should not be used to draw any conclusions and are unlikely to be suitable for business or academic research.
Note added 17 February 2013. This collection probably shows the peak of the recession in Belfast. Some of the premises have since been re-let and are trading with new occupants. I do not intend to add any further photographs taken after today.

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Sunday, 18 March, 2012   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 18 March, 2012
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Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 341 744 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.0338N 5:55.5159W
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Irish: geotagged! J 341 744
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