Thursday Doors: Chabanais – empty shopfronts

More doors from Chabanais, but there’s a theme this week and it’s one I’ve written about before – the demise of the independent local retailer in rural France.

Thirty or forty years ago, the town could probably have supported two boucheries, but no longer..

I found the English sign in this window a little anomalous:

Other trades have also struggled to keep going:

Thursday Doors 31 October 2019

4 Comments on “Thursday Doors: Chabanais – empty shopfronts

  1. We lost the only cobbler for miles around recently. He operated in a basement space and it was always so fascinating to watch him work. Your post brought made me think of him and yes, so many lost small shops everywhere.

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