Bolton: 10 businesses in that closed or moved in 2022

Several Bolton enterprises built the final decision to shut their doorways or relocate this year for a assortment of causes. 

We have rounded up 10 organizations that shut or moved premises in 2022.

1. Café Vienna

The well-known café in Deane closed in May perhaps as the owners ready to retire so they could shell out time with their family in Wiltshire.

Partner and spouse Margaret, 67, and Gregory Wood, 68, owned the company for 39 years.

The cafe has been a preferred spot for people across Deane for generations.

The Bolton News: Margaret and Gregory say goodbye to loyal customers and staff as they sell their café to retireMargaret and Gregory say goodbye to faithful shoppers and staff members as they sell their café to retire

2. Candy and Playing cards, Ashburner Street

The shop that served generations of people today for practically 40 yrs, supplying the town centre with greeting playing cards and confectionary.

The store making is now because of to be demolished to make way for a new development.

The Bolton News: Owned for generations: L-R Mav Halai and his parents, Manji Halai and Meghbai Halai, the generations of owners of the storeOwned for generations: L-R Mav Halai and his mother and father, Manji Halai and Meghbai Halai, the generations of owners of the retail store

3.Grandad Jim’s Conventional Sweet Shoppe

The classic sweet shop bid farewell to Horwich in September following a downturn in business enterprise, following opening its doors three decades ago.

The Horwich shop sadly failed to recover from the consequences of the pandemic and experienced from a lack of footfall because.

The Bolton News: Owners Andy and Kat Dickinson at Grandad Jim’s Traditional Sweet Shoppe, Horwich, before it opened in 2019Owners Andy and Kat Dickinson at Grandad Jim’s Standard Sweet Shoppe, Horwich, just before it opened in 2019 (Picture: Newsquest)

4. Heron Foods

The extensive-established Bolton city centre comfort keep Heron Foods, closed for good in January.

Shop supervisor Stephen Bailey – who labored at Heron Meals for five several years, and at the Newport Avenue store for 7 months – stated the announcement came as a shock.

Mr Bailey explained that two members of workers were built redundant, even though the rest had been asked to relocate to yet another retail outlet.

The Bolton News: From left to right: Store manager, Stephen Bailey, and supervisor Sonia BlackburnFrom remaining to suitable: Store manager, Stephen Bailey, and supervisor Sonia Blackburn

5. Argos

It was uncovered previously this year that Argos on Bridge Street would shut by the end of the yr.

At the time the retail retailer claimed that staff members would be offered roles at Sainsburys, of which Argos is a section.

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6. Rigby’s Chippy

A a great deal-liked chippy will near soon following 40 years in business at the time they discover a purchaser.

The very well-beloved eatery acquired national awareness soon after appearing on the BBC.

Proprietor Margaret Rigby made the final decision because of to ill wellness.

The Bolton News: Margaret Rigby, 80, is selling her chippy after 40 yearsMargaret Rigby, 80, is promoting her chippy right after 40 a long time (Graphic: Newsquest)

7. Oops! Clearance food retail store

The retail organization, which released all through the pandemic in 2020 shut nine stores, like the a single in Bolton at Central Retail Park.

It came as a consequence of the enhance of fees.

The shop available knockdown price ranges for hundreds of food objects just after the mum or dad company, KPFF Ltd, acquired clearance goods from hundreds of big production web-sites and repackaged them at its foundation in Liverpool.

The Bolton News: Staff and penguin mascots outside the shop on the opening dayPersonnel and penguin mascots outside the house the store on the opening working day (Picture: Community)

8. Allen’s Bakery

Greg Coop took around Allen’s in Breightmet in 2006 but opted to near and retire this 12 months due to the price tag-of-living disaster.

Due to the fact he opened the store, he has bought up at 3am on most days to prepare the bread and open up up to prospects.

Mr Coop discussed how he rode out the economical crash of 2008, Covid, but felt he could no extended preserve going with mounting prices and additional levels of competition somewhere else.

The Bolton News: Greg Coop with the staff at Allen's Bakery on the final day of businessGreg Coop with the staff at Allen’s Bakery on the ultimate working day of business

9. Decathlon

The main athletics and outside necessities keep shut its retail outlet in the town centre to go to the Middlebrook Retail Park.

It is hoped that by relocating to a new area that it will help them with mission to make sport far more available in the British isles.

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10. Warren James

Warren James moved out of Crompton Spot Purchasing centre into the Market Area Searching Centre, exactly where it now joins Beaverbrooks, Ernest Jones, Carters Jewellery, H Samuel and Pandora, generating Current market Place a serious gem for any one looking for fantastic jewelry.

Crompton Area is earmarked for demolition as part of the city centre master approach.

The multi-million-pound redevelopment of Crompton Spot Procuring Centre will not start off till 2024 at the earliest, the council has said, as negotiations go on to relocate the remaining organization.

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