Leisure => Retail => Topic started by: LocalBoy on January 01, 2016, 22:07:40

Title: B&Q Strood
Post by: LocalBoy on January 01, 2016, 22:07:40
Hello

On January the 9th 2016 B&Q Strood will stop trading for good. The store has been on the site for 30 years with some staff having worked there for 20 years plus. I would really like to come across some old pictures of the store including images of the site that was on the land before B&Q. Also I want to hear your tales & history of the shop. Strood will truly miss it. The towns will too. Even better did you work there once upon a time & what was it like.

I'd love to hear from you.

Many thanks.
Title: Re: B&Q Strood
Post by: conan on January 02, 2016, 10:07:18
This probably doesn't help much but it shows the area as it was in the1940s

(http://i.imgur.com/owYjWQIl.jpg)
Title: Re: B&Q Strood
Post by: colin haggart on January 02, 2016, 16:59:17
Why is the shop shutting?  Are the other shops like the one in Gillingham shutting too?
Title: Re: B&Q Strood
Post by: Lyn L on January 02, 2016, 18:02:45
Some of the staff from the Strood store are moving to the Gillingham one. My son`s fiance works there and is really sad it's closing, she's been there 7 yrs. I'm not sure why it is closing though, I haven't asked her.
Title: Re: B&Q Strood
Post by: peterchall on January 02, 2016, 18:18:17
I think DIY is losing its popularity, and all the DIY firms are losing trade.
Title: Re: B&Q Strood
Post by: LocalBoy on January 02, 2016, 22:05:13
Apparently the landlord wishes to have several tenants on the same size of property.
I don't use social media but would really appreciate it if someone could ask around for photos & thoughts for me please & upload them here.

Many thanks.
Title: Re: B&Q Strood
Post by: ann on January 12, 2016, 16:33:38
Anyone know what will be going there now?
Title: Re: B&Q Strood
Post by: isleansuz on January 26, 2016, 09:57:33
@Ann: The upper floor will have a gym, there will also be a cafe and several smaller retail units in there from what i recall being in the KM a while ago.