Shocked customers walking through Wayfarers Arcade were stunned to see the building almost empty.
With major fears that Beales will soon shut down and go into administration, only a handful of shops now remain in the arcade.
The latest shop to move out is the popular Brickcraft Lego and Games workshop which has now moved to Preston in a merger deal.
Master Barber Parlour and Lapel Menswear however remain strong and staunch renters of units at Wayfarer’s and see a steady stream of shoppers and customers keeping them afloat.
However the almost desolate arcade looks deserted on a busy January shopping day, with most store windows now empty and in need of being rented