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Where are the fun shops in Wycombe?
Once again the weather has been beautiful.
The sun put an extra spring in my step as I made my way around the town centre looking for somewhere to rest and eat my lunch.
Making my way up White Hart Street the builders were busy at work at the retail unit that has recently obtained planning permission to be turned into a restaurant.
For once there appears to be more occupied retail units in White Hart Street than empty ones.
Continuing my walk down Bull Lane yours truly ended up in Frogmoor where a notice on the old Hearn's shoe shop caught my eye.
Apparently it is to be turned into an 'International Supermarket'. By that I guess it means that it will sell food from all nations rather than it being the name of the chain that owns the shop.
Again its nice to know that another business has confidence to open in Wycombe and there will be one less empty shop blighting our town centre.
In the past few weeks other shops have opened in town and the pockets of empty shops are becoming fewer and fewer.
The most disappointing thing with all the new shops is that I fear that none of them will be selling anything that I require and therefore I will not be visiting them.
The biggest concentration of empty shops is now in Church Street between the end of Frogmoor and Queens Square.
Of course there are still an awful lot of shops in the complex that still remain vacant which is rather ironic as the old town seems to be recovering yet the complex is faltering in attracting business into the brand new units.
After eating my sandwiches on Frogmoor I went for a walk around the complex.
After a short while I found myself walking down what they call Newland Street these days.
Of course I kept a look out for any sewage that could be flowing down the road like there used to be in the old Newland Street (see me blog last Saturday for further details).
Just as I was walking into the part of the complex that used to be the marvellous Newlands Bus Station my attenion was caught by a display of pianos and organs.
I have always been interested in playing with my own organ at home however no matter how I fiddle the thing just doesn't go right.
When you think of it we don't have a dedicated music shop in the centre of Wycombe any more. Wouldn't it be nice if a music shop opened up so we can all explore our musical talents?
There are an awful lot of different shops that we could have in our town but sadly we only seem to get charity shops, betting shops, restaurants and supermarkets.
Why aren't there more fun shops in Wycombe?
Maybe you could suggest the type of shops that you would like to see in Wycombe?
What do you think?
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The perfect wife and mother, Rebecca runs a home, a bad temper and is working on her novel. She enjoys photography, playing the piano and likes almost anything that's out of fashion and uncool. She lives in Amersham with her husband and youngest child (aged ten). Her eldest, now 27, lives and works in Buckinghamshire.