Two shops in Acorn Road have closed in the past four months or so.
One was a student property letting office. Their business has been relocated to their head office in the city centre.
Within days it was transformed into Daniel's: a high fashion shoe shop.
Almost opposite it was a corner store: newsagent and general sales. It has been closed for some while, but at the beginning of October it was finally refurbished and opened as ... LeBeado: a shop that sells beads. Yes, beads. For necklaces and the like.
It is good to know that, in the midst of banking turmoil and stock market crisis, Jesmond is capable of being at one with the people of great britain...