Monday, 13 February 2012

Since Google visited in 2010...

The Google Car visited Jersey nearly two years ago to take Streetview pics. Various things have changed since then...


Starting in Bath Street, this shop (never seems to last for very long in any guise) was being done up...







.. and is now Crumbs of Comfort.






Le Gallais closed their furniture store and the windows are currently papered up, waiting for a toy store to appear...






.. and Springates was still running (although not under the original management)...







.. and that's now empty with the lights on 24/7.






Around at West's Centre, Murphy's on the corner went...









.. and is now home to unalluring window dummies.






Changes in a row, in Halkett Place...






Evolution went bust, the bookies is being done up...










.. and the Potteries shop has just been refitted.







By the town church, a prior Potteries cafe is now Coffee Junction, and the dull and clashing greens....






.. have given way to a fresh new pale lilac.







Past Liberation Square and back up Conway Street, a dull concrete canyon with nothing much to enjoy...






.. at least has one new shop now. Leaders moved out of their old haunt at Halket St-through-to-Bath Street (which is now another 99p store).





Farther along, I used to quite like the ramshackle corner that was the Turkish Kitchen...





.. now boarded up for redevelopment.







Around to the left into Broad St, and Wheways went, and NSEW moved out next door...







.. so that's one new sandwich bar and one still vacant.






Along the roads into the Parade, the black fronted shop is now white and something new (can't remember what, offhand) and The Loft went kaput, and is now...




.. another Iceland.








Around the corner into Gloucester Street, and an old bookies...







.. is now Aaron's Bikes.








Finally (for today) to the Espanade. Jaipur and Red Properties both shifted Eastwards along the street...





.. (leaving these two vacant)...







.. replacing this bookies ...








.. and the Customs pub...






.. like this.

2 comments:

Tom Brossman said...

That's a great idea for a post, but a lot of work. Well done.

The old black-fronted place between Iceland and the parish hall is now 'Boo's Boutique', a pretty cool little shop.

Somerset Wedding Gal said...

Well it seems like it's a mixture of good news and bad news then! Thanks for documenting the change in such an interesting way.