It's always sad when a high street shop closes its doors.

From Blockbusters to Rex Jones Cycle, Warrington has seen its fare share of closures over the last decade.

Here are seven shops in Warrington you probably visited in the 90s which are closed now:


Warrington Guardian:

This was the go-to shop for expecting parents ever since stores opened in the 60s - but the chain announced the closure of its UK stores in 2019.

The store in Junction Nine Retail Park closed earlier this year.

Many readers remember the tree in the middle and those with long memories will have shopped in its predecessor in Golden Square.

Rex Jones Cycles

This Winwick Street cycle shop had been serving customers since 1908.

However, the business began to decline over the years causing them to close in 2002.


Warrington Guardian:

‘Woolies’ is a shop that many people across the UK miss. Before John Lewis started creating their iconic Christmas adverts, Woolworths were the kings of Christmas.

It truly was a shop that sold everything, including children’s clothes, CDs and even pick n mix. 

Woolworths in Sankey Street first opened in 1913. After the store closed, it was transformed into Rigby's Fine Foods although that shut after it was attacked by vandals.

Blockbuster Video

Warrington Guardian:

Before the days of online streaming, movie nights started here. Now, choosing a DVD or video off the shelf is a nostalgic memory.

Blockbuster went into administration in 2010 and slowly began to disappear from our high streets.

The chain had stores in School Brow, Stockton Heath, Westbrook and Great Sankey which announced their closures in 2013

Kwik Save

Warrington Guardian:

This much-loved supermarket closed in 2007 - including the store in Academy Way.

It was turned into a skate academy in 2010 before closing in 2016.

The building has since been demolished and construction is currently under way to build a block of 144 apartments on the land.


Warrington Guardian:

Anyone who went shopping in the 1990s will remember JJB.

The sports retailer occupied a corner spot in Bridge Street with two floors full of football kits and sport equipment.

It closed in the early 2000s and the unit was even earmarked to become a youth club at one point.

It currently remains empty though.


Warrington Guardian:

This was one of the town's oldest run family stories.

The Waysiders was based on Horsemarket Street until 2014.

It specialised in glassware and china products and had been based in the town centre since 1944.

The unit now houses the popular Italian eaterie, Cafe Caruso.

Which Warrington stores do you miss the most? Let us know in the comments.