The Intu Derby shops we've loved and lost – Derbyshire Live

Over the last decade there have been many popular shops and brands that we have lost from Derby’s Intu centre.

From big names like Dorothy Perkins and Oasis to local favourites such as Chrawshaws, there are numerous stores that are no longer around.

Westfield (now Intu) opened its doors in Derby more than a decade ago, so we've had a look at some of the shops we've loved and lost from the centre during that time.

Have we left any out? Which stores do you wish would make a comeback? Let us know in the comments.

Crawshaws

Crawshaws closed in 2018

Popular discount butchers Crawshaws closed in November 2018 after the company went into administration. The Yorkshire-based firm, which was founded in 1954, said discussions with investors to raise cash had failed and that it did not have sufficient resources to carry out a restructuring.

Oasis

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Oasis closed in summer 2019

Fashion giant Oasis, located on Level 2 of Intu Derby opposite H&M and River Island, announced in June 2019 that it would be leaving the shopping centre soon.

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Mobility At Home

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Mobility at Home closed in August 2018

Mobility At Home's store in Theatre Walk was closed in August 2018 by a High Court enforcement agent. According to its website, the store first opened in 1982 and offered a range of services including mobility scooters and repairs.

Patisserie Valerie

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Patisserie Valerie closed in 2019

Staff at beloved Intu Derby café Patisserie Valerie say they were left jobless and alarmed when administrators suddenly closed the business in 2019.

Employees say they were told to stop serving customers on Tuesday, January 22. The Intu Derby outlet was one of 70 which were shut down with immediate effect when the parent company went into administration.

Dorothy Perkins

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Dorothy Perkins closed in 2018

Dorothy Perkins closed its Intu Derby store in 2018.

Two Dorothy Perkins outlets remain open in Derby - a standalone store in Victoria Street and a  inside Debenhams at Intu Derby.

Byron

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Byron opened in May 2015

Burger chain Byron closed the doors of its Level 2 Intu Derby restaurant in February 2019. Offering a varied range of gourmet burgers, the restaurant was based at Intu Derby for around three years, located near the food court.

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Realbuzz

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The Realbuzz opened in November 2017

Realbuzz closed in May 2019 after just a year-and-a-half of selling fitness clothing and footwear at its Intu Derby store. The store was located on Level 2 opposite H&M and River Island. It stocked a number of major brands including Nike, Adidas, ASICS, Puma, and New Balance.

New Look Men

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New Look Men closed in May 2019

New Look Men closed its Intu Derby store in May 2019. The fashion chain reported "challenging trading conditions" at the time.

New Look confirmed earlier in the year that it was removing Menswear from its UK and Ireland stores, but would continue to sell the range online and on third party platforms.

Simply Be and Jacamo

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Jacamo and Simply Be have closed their doors in Derby.

Simply Be and Jacamo - two plus sized clothing retailers owned by the same company, closed their Intu Derby stores in August 2018.

The brands, both owned by the firm N Brown Group, sold a variety of speciality-fit clothing, primarily aimed at plus sizes.

Poundland

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Poundland in Intu Derby

Everyone loves a good bargain, which it was why it came as such a shock to hear that Poundland was due to leave the centre in January 2018.

The other Intu Poundland store, in Burrows Walk at the Spot entrance, remains, and there is another store in East Street, opposite the Co-operative Bank.

A new Poundland also opened at Kingsway Retail Park in 2017.

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Greek Grill House

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Greek Grill House has closed at Intu Derby

Greek Grill House was adjacent to Subway and served up “healthy, traditional, authentic Greek food with ingredients sourced direct from the heart of the Mediterranean” before leaving the centre's food court in September 2017.

N-Dubz singer Dappy once said the outlet did the best Greek food in the UK.

Hana Puri

Another food court outlet which closed when its lease expired in September 2017, Hana Puri specialised in Indian cooking and had operated at the shopping complex since 2007. Its stand saw dishes from India and Persia cooked in front of customers on a large iron griddle.

Bagel Nash

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Bagel Nash used to occupy this stall

Bagel Nash opened at the food court in August 2012, creating nine jobs. At the time, it was the chain’s first Midlands branch. It left the centre when its lease expired in September 2017.

Joe’s Kitchen

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Joe's Kitchen in Intu Derby

After opening for business in June 2015, Joe's Kitchen offered main menu classics such as sausages and mash, Joe’s homemade burger and beef chilli bowls.

The closure was announced in August 2016, along with 32 other sites parent company The Restaurant Group - which also owns Frankie and Benny's - intended to sell or close.

BHS

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BHS in St Peters Street, Derby

Derby’s BHS store closed its doors for the final time in July 2016. The shop, in the Intu Derby shopping centre, was one of 164 nationwide that shut.

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Ed’s Easy Diner

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Ed's Easy Diner in the Westfield centre, Derby

American-themed restaurant Ed's Easy Diner opened for business in December, 2013, when the centre was owned and operated by Westfield.

The 80-cover 1950s-themed restaurant, on level one of the centre, served hamburgers, hot dogs, pancakes and milkshakes.

The chain announced the closure of its Derby restaurant in October 2016, along it 25 other branches nationwide.

The unit is now occupied by Starbucks.

The Cornish Pasty Shop

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The Traditional Cornish Pasty Shop in Intu Derby

The Cornish Pasty shop had been a staple in the centre since it opened as Westfield in 2007. It closed in November 2016 and has since become the Brownie Points Bakery.

Dazzle

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Dazzle in the Westfield centre, Derby

Dazzle, next to the former Eatons store, stocked major brands of make-up for a fraction of the usual prices. It closed in 2016.

Woolworths

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Woolworths in Derby

The Woolworths store in Derby's Westfield Centre became one of the chain's first branches to shut up shop after the firm went into administration in 2008.

Woolworths, which was a feature of the UK high street for almost a century, went into administration in November 2008 with debts of £385m. Deloitte tried but failed to sell the business as a going concern.

MK One

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The MK One store in Derby

MK One was another fashion retailer with a store in Derby's Westfield Centre. It closed after the firm went into administration in 2008.

TJ Hughes

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TJ Hughes in the Westfield centre, Derby

There was much excitement when TJ Hughes opened in Derby in September 2009 in the former Woolworths store. The company took on former Woolworths staff and invested £1 million in a refurbishment.

But within two years the Liverpool-based discount retailer shut its premises in Derby. The unit went on to be occupied by Poundland.

The shop offered products such as homewares, soft furnishings, beauty and fragrance items, menswear, lingerie, toys and electrical goods, and was a great place to bag a bargain.

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Blue Inc

Fashion chain Blue Inc closed its doors in Derby in January 2016 after the firm’s bosses confirmed the closure of 60 of its stores across the UK. The company reportedly blamed warm weather in 2015 for hitting sales of winter clothing, forcing them to reconsider their strategy.

Eatons

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Eatons Jewellers, in Intu Derby

Derby’s iconic 142-year-old jewellery business Eatons closed down in January 2016. Goldsmiths set up shop in the former Eatons store in Intu Derby in September 2016.

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