Bristol – The Galleries – Store 1174

The Galleries, Broadmead, Bristol, Avon BS1 3XB

In October 1991, a new shopping centre called ‘The Galleries’ opened in Bristol – and Woolworths occupied a corner on the ground floor. This Woolworths replaced the original store (Broadmead – Store 10) that was demolished to make way for building the shopping centre.

Bristol Woolworths, The Galleries, 2008

Bristol Woolworths, The Galleries, 2008

Source: Myk, Flickr

Although it was a large unit, people say it was a shadow of its former Bristol store, and without a cafe! Still it traded here for a good 17 years until closure in December 2008. Here is a photo I took when visiting Bristol in 2009:

Bristol Woolworths, The Galleries, 2009

Bristol Woolworths, The Galleries, 2009

In 2010, a Family Bargain store opened in its place (a sister brand of the 99p stores). They traded here for 2 and a half years, and then closed as it was a short-term lease and a larger 99p store had opened on the top floor.

Bristol Family Bargains 2011

Bristol Family Bargains 2011

Source: Soult, Graham

In December 2014, Bargain Buys (who are owned by Poundland) moved in. Here is it today:

Bristol Bargain Buys 2014

Bristol Bargain Buys 2014

Source: The Galleries, Bristol

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3 responses

  1. Hi Sabrina! Would you mind linking to the page with my image on, rather than just the image itself? Many thanks! http://www.soultsretailview.co.uk/2012/02/22/poundworld-and-discount-uk-to-open-dual-fascia-store-in-swindon/

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    1. Hi Graham,
      Yes no problem, I have updated the link to your page. Thanks 🙂

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  2. […] Woolworths moved into the new shopping centre, which you can read about here: Bristol -The Galleries – Store 1174 […]

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