It is a great shame to hear the news that Wee W is to close in the New Year.
It will leave a vacuum in Cromwell Street that may be very difficult to fill and will further reduce the choice for consumers in the islands.
The local individuals who put their money behind this venture deserve the praise for their investment in the community, and their attempts to restore the sense of how "Woolworths" was and could have been.
As I have said before, this is not going to be the last local casualty in the coming recession and it exemplifies the weakness of the local economy. A weakness that is not being addressed in any way by Government.