Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Change Of Use

Old Post Office, Hertford Street
Correction: Oriental Food Specialist

It was a sad day in 2008 for many when the Post Office moved 
from this building to a bookstore. I'm not joking. Built in early 20th Century,
this building remained empty until 2013 when it became a
pawnbroker shop.

As of last September, this prominent stonework facade
is the entrance to (what they say is) the biggest oriental 
supermarket in Coventry.

Fancy a chow mein tonight?

Participating in Our World Tuesday


Fun60 said...

So many of our post offices are closing and taking up residence in W H Smith's. Our one was represent in a beautiful stone building which is now part of a fast food chain. Such is progress!

RedPat said...

Our post offices seem to be moving into drug stores a lot.

Jane and Chris said...

I've posted some important mail from that office...such a shame it had to close.
Jane x

Lowell said...

Only if you have fancy chow mein will I fancy chow mein. Sounds like maybe you have some of the same moronic thinking in your country as to "privatizing" the postal system, which is, of course, just a gimmick to put more money in the hands of the wealthy!

William Kendall said...

Strange uses for the building. A lot of local post offices here ended up in convenience stores or drug stores.

Cloudia said...

Wonderful re-use!

ALOHA, Friend


Stephanie said...

Good way to recycle an old building.

Petrea Burchard said...

I'm always glad to see a lovely old building re-purposed. I hope the new business keeps the architecture alive better than the post office was able to.

Linda said...

Love that shade of blue!

Sharon Anck said...

An Asian food market seems a strange tenant for this beautiful building.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Somehow I feel this old beauty should have a more dignified use Lauren.. still, the main thing is that it is being used and not demolished oui.

José Mendonça said...

As Bob Dylan would say " The Times They Are a-Changin' "... I wonder if it's for the best.