News and information about the Friargate area of Preston, Lancashire. Friargate is a key corridor between the city centre and the university campus, home to many shops and a growing amount of student flats.

Friargate frustration as promised autumn reopening date slips to ‘in time for Christmas’

Roadworks in Friargate Pic: Blog Preston A Friargate business has expressed frustration after the street’s reopening date slipped yet again. Work to pedestrianise the street as part of the Transforming Friargate North and Ringway scheme began […]

8 months ago
Adult store in Friargate to close blaming roadworks and ‘anti-car’ policy

Softys has decided to close in Friargate Pic: Alan Essex An adult and sex shop in Preston city centre has decided to close blaming long-running roadworks. Softys which has traded for two-decades in Friargate is in the process of shutting. […]

8 months ago
Roper Hall in Friargate set to reopen with axe throwing and more

The bar in Roper Hall Roper Hall in Friargate is set to reopen after its sudden closure earlier this year. The venue will relaunch as a place to drink, eat, dance and play. Activities available […]

9 months ago
Two Wilko stores in Preston face uncertain future

Wilko's store in Friargate Pic: Tony Worrall Two Preston shops face an uncertain future as Wilko appears to be close to entering administration. The homeware retailer has stores in Friargate in Preston city centre and also at […]

10 months ago
Tinos restaurant in Preston city centre to close

A mainstay of Preston’s restaurant scene is to close due to the owners retiring. Tino and Lynne have called time at Tinos just off Friargate in Preston city centre. Beloved […]

10 months ago
Friargate businesses consider legal action as council says roadworks will run until autumn

Friargate roadworks Pic: Blog Preston Independent businesses in Friargate are considering legal action against Lancashire County Council due to the ongoing impact of roadworks in the area. The Transforming Friargate North and Ringway scheme has […]

11 months ago
The Preston City Centre road where local businesses need our support

Friargate road closure sign Pic: Blog Preston Most Prestonians will be aware of the considerable and relentless amount of roadworks being carried out around Preston City Centre in order to encourage people to have a go at […]

11 months ago
Preston restaurant Fino Tapas relocating to new home this weekend

A table full of plates of food at Fino Preston restaurant Fino Tapas is moving to a new permanent home this weekend.  The modern Spanish tapas restaurant will relocate from Guildhall Street to the upstairs dining room at Plau in […]

11 months ago
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