With businesses coming and going left, right and centre, St Andrews has been somewhat reminiscent of Heathrow Airport in the last quarter of 2014. The Saint has recorded all of the business action here:

Arrivals

Be Thai, October 2014

Category: Fast food, independent
Location: Market Street
Direct Rivals: Asian cuisine

Sooshi, October 2014

Category: Fast food
Location: Inside Zest 2 Go, South St.
Direct Rivals: Other takeaways

Q Smokehouse & Restaurant, Nov. 14

Category: Restaurant, independent
Location: Greyfriars Garden
Direct Rivals: House restaurants etc.

Baguette Express, November 2014

Category: Sandwiches, growing chain
Location: Bell Street
Direct Rivals: Subway, Cherries and Pret A Manger

Topping & Company, November 2014

Category: Bookshop, independent
Location: Greyfriars Garden
Direct Rivals:Blackwell’s, Waterstones

Pret A Manger, November 2014

Category: Café, major chain
Location: Market Street
Direct Rivals: Starbucks, Costa

Barclays, November 2014

Category: Bank, major chain
Location: Market Street
Direct Rivals: All high street banks

Prezzo, December 2014

Category: Italian cuisine, major chain
Location: South Street
Direct Rivals: Pizza Express, Zizzi

Departures

Nahm Jims, July 2014
Category: Thai cuisine, independent
Location: Market Street
Reason for closure: increased competition and rising costs

Bibi’s Bakery, September 2014

Category: Niche store, independent
Location: South Street
Reason for closure: competition

Bella Italia, September 2014

Category: Italian chain, major chain
Location: Bell Street
Reason for closure: no lease renewal

Phones 4 U, September 2014

Category: Telecoms, major chain
Location: Market Street
Reason for closure: administration

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