But we can't seem to forget them.
From nights at Josephine's to the Mecca of all toy shops, Redgates, we take a look back at the treasures the city has lost.
1. John Lewis
John Lewis closed with the loss of 300 jobs in 2021. Now it is set to be signed over to developer Urban Splash and turned into cafes, shops and offices, called Cole Store in reference to its first owner Cole Brothers. Photo: David Walsh
2. Josephine's nightclub
Josephine’s nightclub was one of a kind. It was based in Barker’s Pool from 1976 until it closed in 2003. It was the place to go in Sheffield if you wanted a rather more ritzy kind of night out. Photo: .
3. Redgates Toy Shop, closed 1988
Redgates Toy Shop was regarded as one of the best outside of London and was a big favourite with the city's children. It had several locations, including one temporary move to Ecclesall Road after being bombed in the Blitz. Photo: Nancy Fielder
Thorntons chocolate shop on Fargate in 1999, next to Burger King. The company was founded in Sheffield in 1911 but closed all 61 shops in March 2021 due to pandemic lockdowns. It still sells online. Photo: Stuart Hastings