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This is the page for 116 Cowley Road.

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2018: Just-opened Steam vape shop

 ?Date - present

Aug 2020 Casbah Café, Paste-Tree Pizzas and French Tacos on the corner

Aug 2019 La Vita beauty salon on the corner

Jan 2019 Al-Amodi Services on the corner
This was BB's hair salon. Dec 2017 which is still there in the first unit in Marston Street adjacent. The next unit along Marston Street has been Aleppo's Falafels since 2018, and the next one is DJ Gym


This was The FIbreworks - a haberdashery. You can read an interview with the owner by following this link.
No 116b in 2013 was Red Eye "head shop" which sold legal highs. It closed in 2015 and the owners were prosecuted for supplying dangerous products, they received suspended prison sentences, were fined £40,000 and had to pay £100,000 in costs

1962 - 2007

Kelly's Directory 1976 No 116 R D Cooper newsagent. Coopers became a general store and delicatessen as well as newsagents. It closed in 2007 and there was a lot of local concern about its loss.

In 1999 the shop was being run by Michael Bradbury[1]

This article shows pictures from inside the newsagents where squatters occupied the premises (2007) in protest of the store being shut down and the gentrification of the Cowley Road. 

Also at No 116 booksellers and wholesale stationers John Menzies 1968 to 1971, Wyman Marshall Ltd 1962 to 1967, Horace Marshall & Son 1943 to 1960

1940s - 1950s

Kelly's Directory 1943 to 1960 No 116 Jesse Tyrell newsagents


Thomsons Directory 1991 No 116a Action Despatch Co
Kelly's Directory 1975 to 1976 No 116a E W Manners & Son, plastering contractors

Before then?

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  1. Oxford Mail 14 Sep 1999