Gaming future for Jessops store

First published in News

THE former Jessops photography shop in Bolton is to become a bookmakers.

Ladbrokes is to close its branch in Great Moor Street and transfer to the former Jessops outlet in neighbouring Newport Street.

The betting company has asked Bolton Council for permission to change the use of the building so it can begin trading.

The council is aiming to reach a decision by March 18.

Last year, Ladbrokes closed its branch in Market Street and moved to Deansgate.

Jessops closed earlier this month after the firm went into administration, with bosses blaming the recession, changing technology and the rise of internet shopping.

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9:23am Wed 30 Jan 13

Father Jack says...

Welcome to Bolton - betting shops, pound shops and charity shop. Still, know at least one chief officer who will be please to see another bookies opening.
Welcome to Bolton - betting shops, pound shops and charity shop. Still, know at least one chief officer who will be please to see another bookies opening. Father Jack
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9:28am Wed 30 Jan 13

saj70n says...

Do we need so many betting shops? I hope the council refuses permission....
Do we need so many betting shops? I hope the council refuses permission.... saj70n
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9:37am Wed 30 Jan 13

oftbewildered2 says...

do we really need another one?
do we really need another one? oftbewildered2
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10:47am Wed 30 Jan 13

xxenigmaxx says...

how many more do we need? surely this town would do better with Retail.
how many more do we need? surely this town would do better with Retail. xxenigmaxx
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11:41am Wed 30 Jan 13

sunnylife says...

Phew, I can rest easy now - another betting shop yippee.
Phew, I can rest easy now - another betting shop yippee. sunnylife
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12:24pm Wed 30 Jan 13

bwfc0210 says...

I'd rather see it empty!
I'd rather see it empty! bwfc0210
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1:13pm Wed 30 Jan 13

tony000 says...

bolton being changed in a little vagas .ok if you can afford to gamble you life away .not so good when people lose and take there anger out on other things and it dose happen .just close the town center once and for all as you are driving the people away in there masses .
bolton being changed in a little vagas .ok if you can afford to gamble you life away .not so good when people lose and take there anger out on other things and it dose happen .just close the town center once and for all as you are driving the people away in there masses . tony000
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1:28pm Wed 30 Jan 13

William2701 says...

saj70n wrote:
Do we need so many betting shops? I hope the council refuses permission....
Ladbrokes are giving up the licence on the nearby Great Moor Street premises and moving to premises on Newport Street. The plans will be passed as they are merely in effect moving to a new location. Of greater concern would be why was it necessary to allow Corals to open in the original library building on Victoria Square (last used as the Nationwide Building Society). As stated elsewhere the town centre has quickly become an area of Pay-day loans, pawnbrokers and betting shops.
[quote][p][bold]saj70n[/bold] wrote: Do we need so many betting shops? I hope the council refuses permission....[/p][/quote]Ladbrokes are giving up the licence on the nearby Great Moor Street premises and moving to premises on Newport Street. The plans will be passed as they are merely in effect moving to a new location. Of greater concern would be why was it necessary to allow Corals to open in the original library building on Victoria Square (last used as the Nationwide Building Society). As stated elsewhere the town centre has quickly become an area of Pay-day loans, pawnbrokers and betting shops. William2701
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1:58pm Wed 30 Jan 13

boltonnut says...

People need some where to spend their dole money besides the pubs.
People need some where to spend their dole money besides the pubs. boltonnut
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5:43pm Wed 30 Jan 13

frankbough says...

they'd need to move anyway in the next year or so, as their premises is being bulldozed for the new bus station

I hope Rice'n'Three relocate nearby too
they'd need to move anyway in the next year or so, as their premises is being bulldozed for the new bus station I hope Rice'n'Three relocate nearby too frankbough
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8:01pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Citizen Cane says...

Look, a retailer has to look at the profile of the local footfall. What do you think this one says?
Look, a retailer has to look at the profile of the local footfall. What do you think this one says? Citizen Cane
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11:35pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Chrome1 says...

Scally scum of bolton need a hang out place somewhere. Ra th er they congregated in bookies than rub shoulders with me in the shops. That's why we need more bookies my friends.
Scally scum of bolton need a hang out place somewhere. Ra th er they congregated in bookies than rub shoulders with me in the shops. That's why we need more bookies my friends. Chrome1
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