Poll - Is Norwich at risk of becoming another clone town as more independent shops announce closure?

Norwich Lanes. Lower Goat Lane. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich Lanes. Lower Goat Lane. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: copyright: Archant 2014

Fifteen years ago this week a departing store owner raised fears about Norwich losing its identity to multi-national chain stores.

Jonathan Butcher, joint managing director of Butcher's Department Store, in Swan Lane, made the grim prediction ahead of his shop's closure in 2002.

Now, with four independent businesses announcing their closure this month, we want to know your thoughts.

Do you think Norwich at risk of becoming another clone town? Or is the city managing to maintain its unique high street identity?

• Let us know your thoughts by completing the poll.


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