This photograph is of the ‘supermarket that never was’. It was built on the site…


This photograph is of the ‘supermarket that never was’. It was built on the site of the former St Andrews Parish Church and various other former co-operative properties in 1988 near where the bus station now is, but never opened its doors for business. It was taken over by the Co-operative Retail Services who decided that the building didn’t meet their standards. All of the shops in the Randolph Street complex closed two years later.




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11 thoughts on “This photograph is of the ‘supermarket that never was’. It was built on the site…

  1. Anonymous

    Allowing it to be built only for it to be pulled down so the current bus station could be built . If the co-op didn’t want it could have been offered to another retailer instead of letting it rot . A gross waste of time and effort from the builders if the end product was never used and as for the council planning department everybody has their opinions about that crowd . They’re like a cross between headless chickens and the keystone cops who couldn’t plan a piss-up in a brewery .

  2. Anonymous

    This was sheer incompetence. A large amount of money was spent on this. It never opened and was demolished. the Co-op went into decline and you will not find them in the middle of the Town now.

  3. Anonymous

    That’s my 1978 Opel Ascona with the go-faster rally spotlights! JLS 465S. Used to park there all the time as it was free! I’m standing talking to my mates.

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