J3374 : Shops to let, Castle Lane, Belfast - January 2014

taken 5 years ago, near to Shankill, Belfast County Borough, Beal Feirste, Ballymacarret and Cliftonville, Northern Ireland

Shops to let, Castle Lane, Belfast - January 2014
Shops to let, Castle Lane, Belfast - January 2014
Unemployment continues to fall. The media seems to be full of optimistic reports about the end of the recession and expansion in all sectors. Notwithstanding that there are three vacant shops to let in this short stretch of Castle Lane, between Callender Street and Donegall Place (background). The one in the foreground was last seen in J3374 : Vacant shop, Belfast (4) (March 2012).
Going back to the early/mid-1970’s it contained “Sarah’s” – a branch of Inglis with a bakery and a “chips with everything” café upstairs. It was notable because, at the time, the large bakeries didn’t bake on a Sunday night/Monday morning it was still one of the few places in the city centre where it was possible to buy a fresh loaf on a Monday.
The café had a rival in Thompsons “Lite Bite” nearby at William Street South.
Continue to J3374 : Castle Lane, Belfast (August 2014).
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Date Taken
Sunday, 26 January, 2014   (more nearby)
Sunday, 26 January, 2014
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  Derelict, Disused 
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 338 742 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.9141N 5:55.7634W
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Irish: geotagged! J 338 742
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Street  Shops (Vacant) 

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