Exeter High Street loses its last independent shop

Exeter’s High Street is doing well – compared to others around the country:

Exeter has ninth “healthiest High Street” in Britain

 

But does a ‘healthy’ high street mean lots of national chains?

Exeter’s has just lost its last independent, as reported in Devon Live:

 

A farewell to McGahey The Tobacconist: Exeter High Street’s last independent shop

The business has survived huge changes over the decades and will now continue online

On Friday, Martin McGahey – the third generation to run the tobacconist closed the doors for the final time, sealing an 140-year history on the business that survived the blitz, lived through the swinging sixties and the changing face of the High Street.

A farewell to McGahey The Tobacconist: Exeter High Street’s last independent shop – Devon Live

   
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