Just in case you haven’t seen it (you must have done by now, surely), the Tesco Express at Streets Corner, Walsall Wood is to close for good on March 15th 2015, as part of a closure program that will see 43 stores close across the country.
The decline of Tesco really is a salutary lesson to UK retail giants – from such dominance a few short years ago to the mercy of the markets in 2015. It clearly started to dawn on them a while back that all was not well – abandoning the new store in Brownhills, then the very brief opening and subsequent closure of a store in Burntwood.
The shop at Streets Corner, in the unit formerly occupied by the ill-fated Kwik-Save and Meadow Market before that, has never been a store Ive been fond of, and the Co-op over the road seems to have won out.
For those who fear missing the cashpoint, there is one inside the co-op, just by the bakery section; thank to Walsall Wood adoptee Andy Holyhead for the tipoff.
My sympathies and commiserations to the staff involved. It must be a horrid thing to face.
There’s coverage at the Walsall Advertiser here. Thanks to all the readers who tipped me off.