You may or may not be aware that the HMV in the Greenwich Shopping Park has been transformed into a Poundland. Now, HMV’s woes are well known and it was only a matter of time before it closed, but would anybody have guessed a Poundland would be its replacement? Don’t get me wrong, I do love a pound shop, but are they not reserved for crumbling high streets such as Eltham, Woolwich and Sidcup? Would an out-of-town retail park, that was only completed in August 2003, be looking for something more? A Marks & Spencer, a Game, a Vision Express or a Desire by Debenhams perhaps?
Is this just a sign of the times or a sinister slide in fortunes?
Incidentally, it opens this Thursday and there’s a family fun day on Saturday as David Platt (the Coronation Street character not the footballer) will be at the store from 10am until 1pm to sign autographs and give away vouchers.