Letter of the week: Sunderland needs more shops rather than a new hotel

An artist's impression of how the hotel will look.
An artist's impression of how the hotel will look.

I am writing in disgust about the new hotel for the so called Sunderland city centre.

I refer to the article in the Echo on November 28 about the new £16m Keel Square hotel.

They should spend more money on getting more shops for the town centre.

It’s not a city centre and never will be.

You walk down High Street West and Fawcett Street and it’s full of pound shops and Greggs.

I don’t think we deserve to win city of culture, I really don’t, I am embarrassed to call it a city.

Peter Taylor,
Castletown.

Last week's Letter of the week: There's people in Sunderland who go out of their way to spoil it for others