Co-op Emporium Coronation Street Blackpool

Blackpool Co-operative Society’s flagship Emporium of 1938, incorporating the Jubilee Theatre, stood on Coronation Street.

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The rise of big high street names resulted in its demolition in 1988 for a planned shopping centre. However, its site remained a hole in the ground until eventually becoming a car park. The site was only properly developed when the Hounds Hill Centre was expanded to include the Debenham’s Store.