Fargate a shadow of its former self as 10 units lie unoccupied after year-long coronavirus crisis

Fargate – once the main shopping street of Sheffield city centre – is a shadow of its former self.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 1:45 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd March 2021, 5:08 pm
Fargate on Boxing Day 2020.

Now, 10 units lie unoccupied after the year-long coronavirus crisis forced many high street chains into administration and caused others to close shops or move sales online only.

A previous version of this article inaccurately said the O2 store on Fargate had closed. This is not the case and we are happy to correct it.

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A vacant store where Next used to be.
An empty double unit where New Look once was.
Foot Locker's Fargate store is no more.
Where Yorkshire Bank used to be.
The Christmas Shop usually takes this unit for its pop-up every December.
The jewellers H Samuels have now left.
The Carphone Warehouse has now closed.
The Office store is now shuttered.
Pandora has now moved on.
Topman closed after its parent company went into administration.