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Want a shopping centre for a quid? Not with 38%+ of retailers warning in the last year

By Chris Bailey of Financial Orbit | Sunday 20 January 2019


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I do not think i have ever visited the Postings shopping centre in Kirkcaldy in Fife but the photos of it look pretty grim.  Most of the tenants have moved out to a more appealing alternative local shopping sector and unsurprisingly the owner - City property hotshot Columbia Threadneedle Investments - wants to sell.  Well the cost of annual upkeep is now higher than the £152k annual rental bill from the continuing tenants, a statistical combination that surely is only going to get worse. 

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