Financial Times: Can London’s Oxford Street be revived?

Oxford Street looks set for a revival with the onset of some of the biggest brands in retail, leisure, and hospitality. A flurry of new openings and returning stores are popping up along the ‘nation’s High Street’ from HMV returning in time for Christmas to furniture retailer IKEA launching its next store in the former Topshop building on Oxford Circus next year.

Dee Corsi, Chief Executive of New West End Company said “We should not confuse the challenging macroeconomic environment facing developments across the country with the overall desirability of Oxford Street . . . Behind the hoardings is a story of radical regeneration”

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