Newcastle’s M&S may close down soon

Tough times call for tough measures

New unofficial figures published by the Local Data Company yesterday have suggested that M&S’s Newcastle upon Tyne store is at risk of closure.

The huge Eldon Square outlet is up-for-the-chop, as M&S’s clothing and homeware division has had continued downfall in popularity year on year, leading to huge drops in profits for the business.

There is a chance that the store’s Food Hall could be saved, with new boss Steve Rowe proposing new plans to focus on the store’s relatively profitable food sections. It gives us all hope that the shop could be turned into a ‘Simply Food’ store.

The news has added to an ever more depressing 2016, with Molly, a second year History of Art student, telling The Tab: “Newcastle is the east, and M&S is the sun.”

Shakira, a Business student, is now concerned about her daily route back from the Business School to Jesmond, as she always enjoyed the sweet smells and sights for the eyes in the great store.

It can only be hoped that their train station outlet will not be affected, otherwise true tears will be shed, as the train cannot be ridden down south without the essential quinoa and feta salad and humous and carrot sticks.