Potemkin’s R Us

Fake businesses are to be used to lessen the impact of the recession on high streets in North Tyneside. With 140 empty shops in the borough, council bosses think they have come up with a unique way of ensuring shopping areas remain as vibrant as possible. The first empty shop unit to be given a makeover with a “flat pack” shop front is in Whitley Bay. North Tyneside Council said the move was cost-effective and would help to attract new investment.

2 Responses to “Potemkin’s R Us”

  1. libhomo Says:

    Yeah, I’m sure that will work really well. LOL

  2. RickB Says:

    I would suspect the council who approved this also have chums who make the fake shops, but it’s an interesting parallel to the past, has out system become just as perverse, we must stick with the fictions of the market and financiers at all costs!


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