Abingdon Town Centre Shop Changes in 2020 (14th annual review)

2020 was the year of the Covid-19 pandemic. Government restrictions changed how businesses could operate and many businesses started doing takeaways, deliveries, and click and collect. There was also some government support for businesses, and payment for staff on furlough. Otherwise more businesses would have closed.
Changes in 2020
Press on Changes in 2020 for a bigger (pdf) version of the map showing the changes.

Green is a shop that was vacant at the start of the year which is now occupied.
Yellow means a change of business.
Red is a vacant shop premises that was occupied at the start of the year.
Red question mark means I don’t know whether a business has closed

Change in 2007 ( 6 green, 5 yellow, 10 red ) – Net Loss 4
Change in 2008 ( 10 green, 8 yellow, 13 red ) – Net Loss 3
Change in 2009 ( 9 green, 6 yellow, 6 red ) – Net Gain 3
Change in 2010 ( 9 green, 6 yellow, 5 red ) – Net Gain 4
Change in 2011 ( 2 green, 8 yellow, 5 red ) – Net Loss 3
Change in 2012 ( 6 green, 1 yellow, 7 red ) – Net Loss 1
Change in 2013 ( 6 green, 8 yellow, 6 red ) – Net Change 0
Change in 2014 ( 6 green, 8 yellow, 6 red ) – Net Change 0
Change in 2015 ( 6 green, 8 yellow, 6 red ) – Net Change 0
Change in 2016 ( 10 green, 5 yellow, 5 red ) – Net Gain 5
Change in 2017 ( 3 green, 6 yellow, 7 red ) – Net Loss 4
Change in 2018 ( 7 green, 6 yellow, 4 red ) – Net Gain 3
Change in 2019 ( 4 green, 3 yellow, 7 red ) – Net Loss 3
Change in 2020 ( 6 green, 1 yellow, 8 red, 2 red ?s ) – Net Loss 2-4

Welcome back to:
New in 2020
Acacia, rebuilt after a fire

Welcome to:
New in 2020
Al Mulino
New in 2020ess
New in 2020
Chic it Up
New in 2020
Karim’s Trims
New in 2020
Qué Pasa
New in 2020
Abingdon Nail Spa moved to Stert Street from West St Helen Street where they traded as TK Nails.

Goodbye to:
Abingdon Sports
H Samuel
The Old Chemist

I am not sure about:
Gifts and Gallery – where one of the staff told me they were closing but there is no notice on the shop door or website. So they may continue in another form.
Ox Vapours – stopped trading from Stert Street after a flood and could be waiting for the premises to be put right. They do now operate from a business park in Kingston Bagpuize.

Peacocks are having a long running closing down sale but still have stock in the shop.

Change to business in same premises
Sean Antony moved back from two to one salon after the original salon had a revamp, and Karim’s Trims took his place in Lombard Street.

(let me know any mistakes in this annual roundup)

2 thoughts on “Abingdon Town Centre Shop Changes in 2020 (14th annual review)

  1. Ben W

    14th review! Thank you for keeping this going for so long (the blog, not the review of shops), you remain the best source of Abingdon information anywhere. A long time since I discovered abingdon2006.blogspot.com and started following it!

  2. Backstreeter

    Thanks Ben. I brought everything together here, including the original abingdon2006.blogspot.com, last year. So I have hidden that one away now rather than duplicating content. In December 2020 the site had it’s 4 millionth unique visit.


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