Princes Street and City Centre

Princes Street and City Centre

In-depth: City developers down tools

THE company behind the £850 million revamp of the St James Centre today admitted for the first time that work will start on site a year later than planned - as it emerged that £6 billion worth of development in Edinburgh has ground to a halt.

Rose Street shop is first to refuse to pay business district levy

A ROSE Street clothes store has become the first city premises to be taken to court for refusing to pay Essential Edinburgh's controversial business improvement rates.

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Princes Street 'will only shut if tram line proceeds'

THE chief executive of the city council has conceded that repair work in Princes Street for the Edinburgh tram project will now not go ahead before the council commits to a first phase running to St Andrew Square, it was reported today.

Edinburgh shoplifters left on the shelves as crime cracked

SHOPLIFTING offences in the city centre have dropped by 20 per cent over the last year following the introduction of a project aimed at tackling retail crime.

Firms 'must have say on Princes St'

AN organisation that promotes Edinburgh's city centre has urged businesses to contribute to a consultation on a radical revamp of Princes Street and the surrounding areas.

'Alive after five' drive to boost stores in city centre

LATE-night shopping throughout the week, free parking and night-time street entertainment are among a series of proposals being considered by city leaders to breathe new life into the city centre.

Late-night shopping: 'Grasp nettle or get stuck in the slow lane'

IT IS one of the frustrations of living in our great city that during the week, just when most of us are free to go shopping, the vast majority of the city centre stores close.

Primark will be The Centre of attention next spring

BUDGET fashion chain Primark says its new store will open next spring following "overwhelming" public demand to open in West Lothian.

TIE's latest 'messs' gives iconic street a sex change

COULD it be a sign that tram bosses aren't quite as well acquainted with the Capital's most popular street as they should be?

City centre promotion chief stands down amid criticism

The head of a company set up to improve Edinburgh's city centre has revealed she is to stand down amid criticism of its performance.

Princes Street condemned as 'big bus station' by architects

PRINCES Street was today condemned as just "a big bus station" by a world-renowned firm of architects hired by the council to help inject life into the city centre.

David Sim: Princes Street a failure on every level

Everybody has an opinion about Princes Street, and there are many different views on what's wrong.

Thieves target two victims a day on Edinburgh city centre streets

THE number of people falling prey to thieves in Edinburgh's busiest streets has fallen, but more than two victims a day are still being targeted over the festive period.

End of story for Edinburgh branch of Waterstone's

TWO major outlets at the East End of Princes Street are about to shut up shop to make way for a major hotel and retail development.

Robot Wars starring in Edinburgh shop demolition

DEMOLISHING a former department store sandwiched between two buildings on the Capital's busiest shopping street is a daunting task even for seasoned experts.

McDonald's wants to open all night, but residents resist

FAST food giant McDonald's has sparked protests by planning to open a 24-hour restaurant in the centre of Edinburgh for the first time.

Retail giant Primark set to make its mark on the capital

FOR years the Capital's fashion- conscious bargain- hunters have squinted enviously as a bounty of cheap and trendy Primark stores popped up across the country.

Princes Street shop storerooms to be converted into flats

They will be among the most sought-after flats in Edinburgh, if you're willing to pay for the view.

Primark faces £150k tram tax

THE long-awaited development of a giant flagship Primark store in Edinburgh will only be approved by city planners if the budget retailer stumps up more than £150,000 towards the tram project.

Consultants brand vision for Princes Street too cautious

THE city council's vision of reviving Princes Street has been branded as "wishful thinking" and "not audacious enough" in an independent report commissioned by council chiefs.

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