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Mayor of Gateshead Councillor Eileen McMaster cuts the ribbon on Green Heart's new shop on Gateshead High Street

Mayor of Gateshead Opens Brand New Second Hand Shop on Gateshead High Street

The Mayor of Gateshead, Councillor Eileen McMaster, officially opened Green Heart Collective’s new shop, Green Heart, at 231-233 High Street, Gateshead, NE8 1AS on Wednesday 13th September 2023 at 11:00am. 

Mayor of Gateshead Opens Brand New Second Hand Shop on Gateshead High Street

New Independent Shop Now Open on High Street

The recent news that the Gateshead Wilko’s, the town’s second biggest shop, will close on Thursday 21 September deals a blow to the town centre. It feels like it’s always doom and gloom on the High street.

But the new Green Heart shop turns the tide of these bad news stories on the decline of the High Street. Green Heart Collective envisions and encourages a future where empty premises on the High Street are being taken on by businesses like themselves to create a collective of like-minded retailers with a heart for building community.

To read the full press release, click here (PDF).

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