Prestigious city shop makes classy Newcastle United gesture to mark Champions League milestone

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Newcastle-based department store Fenwick have paid tribute to Eddie Howe and Newcastle United with a special message.

Prestigious Newcastle-based independent department store Fenwick, famous the region over, has posted a special message outside its Northumberland Street flagship shop paying tribute to Newcastle United.

Fenwick, which has nine stores up and down the land, was first opened by John James Fenwick in 1882. Fenwick bought and renovated a former doctor’s house for £181 and four shillings, at the address, 5 Northumberland Street. The original store sold silk goods, dresses, fabrics and trimmings. It was then expanded following the purchase of 37, 38 and 40 Northumberland Street in 1884.

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The store has called Northumberland Street home for 140 yearsThe store has called Northumberland Street home for 140 years
The store has called Northumberland Street home for 140 years

And ever since, the store has held a special place in Geordies’ hearts, a cornerstone of the city’s shopping heritage.

Knowing their history and the club’s importance to the people of the area, Fenwick has this week posted a message to Eddie Howe and the Newcastle players after their Champions League achievements, outside the doors of its city centre store.

The message reads: “Congratulations Newcastle United on Champions League qualification.”

Last Monday, the Magpies ensured they qualified for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years by securing the point they needed at home to Leicester City. The game ended 0-0.

The result meant fifth-placed Liverpool could no longer catch Howe’s Magpies, who can now look forward to potential trips to the likes of Madrid, Milan and more.

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