Whitstable Shops: how many more are under threat?

Whitstable Views

Janet Street-Porter has been writing about Whitstable again.

The bulk of her column in Saturday’s i-newspaper was about the new chief executive of John Lewis, Sharon White, the first black woman to run a large UK retail business, and the future of High Street retailing in the UK, given the threat posed by on-line rivals.

Her mention of
Whitstable is towards the end and follows on from a paragraph about
the growth of the luxury sector – up by 50% in four years,
apparently – and a reference to the fact that many of these luxury
retailers operate out of “small boutiques in premium places.”.

This is when our town
gets a mention.

“In a small town like
Whitstable in Kent, for example, tourists flock to walk up and down a
High Street lined with small retailers,” she writes.

I wonder which shops
she’s referring to exactly? Whitstable seems…

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