Re: The Demise of the Tackle Shop
It is undeniable that tackle shops in some parts of the Countray are experiencing very lean times, and that some are having to close down. Others have come to the end of their leases and the owners want a different retail type in their shops.
That said, in other parts of the Country the tackle shops are thriving; take Ringwood for example, two very well established tackle shops within about 80 yards of each other; Avon Angling and Ringwood Tackle.
Poindestres in Southampton have recenty moved to larger pemises and Reid's Tackle at Witherington Farm Lakes is now bursting at the seams, whereas about 5 years ago they had only just moved to their new and much larger premises.
Now, there is a key mutual factor in all of these shops, and that key is the word "service" not only service but friendly service to boot.
Food for thought!
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