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Meadowhall & Interchange
It is no secret I'm no fan of shopping malls (and shopping in general!) and avoid them whenever I can! I appreciate the positives but the negatives play more on my mind. I can't help thinking how shopping malls have driven local businesses out of business, created less community cohesion and more impersonal service, and also there had been a decline in city centre shopping, as seen in Sheffield, because people aiming for out of town shopping! Personally, I find malls very crowded, claustrophobic, stuffy with the heat, and lack of natural light. However I do consider them as convenient places where everything one you can buy is under one roof and usually financial services, restaurants and cinema are part of the shopping complex.
The reason why I visited Meadowhall was to meet up for a friend for the day in February 2013. It was great catching up over coffee and we also made a visit to the cinema to see the movie, 'Les Miserables'. Thankfully our day wasn't spent just visiting the shops! It was a great day out but still I'm not in a hurry to visit Meadowhall again!
If you like shopping and shopping malls, I do recommend a visit to Meadowhall as it offers a wide range of department stores, designer, high street and independent shops. There are a number of coffee mall cafes dotted on its 'streets' and also the Oasis dining quarter offers a variety of nationwide chain restaurants and a self service food points.
Address: Meadowhall Centre, Sheffield, S9 1EP
Directions: Junction 24, M1
It cost me 9.30 gbp (February 2013) for an off-peak day return ticket from Leeds to Meadowhall Interchange. Please see Northern Rail website for further information.
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Phone: 0845 600 6800
The Moor Shopping Area (Past Memories)
Since 1922, The Moors has been one of Sheffield's primary shopping areas. Since Meadowhall Shopping Mall and other out of town shopping centres were built, the area went in decline as the business and trade were diverted out of town. The good news is that the area is now being developed including the pedestrian zone with fancy seating and there are plans for a new market buildings (but from what is understood at the moment is that the plans are on hold at the time of writing this tip - April 2011).
Photos were taken from The Moor photo canvases which are displayed at various kiosks in the area and these were how it looked like decades ago! A celebration of how The Moor shopping area developed, survived and going to be revived!
Address: The Moor, City Centre
Phone: 0114 2490 290
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