Sports Direct have applied to open a branch in Woolwich on the former site of Peacocks.
Hustlers snooker club is not impacted according to plans. This used to be a Rileys where I’d spend many hours playing snooker (badly) when I should have been at college.
Changes to the facade will include the “recessed entrance removed and infilled to achieve a full width window display” and the tired, stained concrete canopy will be cleaned.
Sport Direct is certainly a popular retailer and may bring more footfall to the north of Hare Street, which has long struggled though has seen signs of life in recent months with a new gym and restaurant.
Eventually, when Waterfront leisure centre moves to General Gordon Square and the existing building is demolished, plans see Hare Street extending all the way to the Thames as it once did.
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