George Street, Aberdeen
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At its northern end it meets the area of Kittybrewster. Running south and slightly east, George Street heads towards the city centre. The northern end of the street is predominantly composed of tenement and other housing, with an increasing number of shops, bars, and a few restaurants as the street runs south.
The southern end of the street has been pedestrianised alongside where there was once an extensive collection of buildings owned by the Northern Co-operative Society. These were demolished and replaced with the "Ziggurat" building, now occupied by the department store John Lewis.
Always a major shopping street, George Street once crossed, at its southern end, the city's Schoolhill, and thence led to the main thoroughfare of Union Street. However, the late 20th Century development of the Bon Accord Centre covered over the end of the street immediately north of Schoolhill, and the St. Nicholas Centre sits where the roadway once continued (as St. Nicholas Street) to Union Street. The two shopping centres are now marketed as a single entity, St Nicholas & Bon Accord. As of 2008 they are expanding into the former University of Aberdeen Students' Union building on the corner of Upperkirkgate (which runs east from Schoolhill) and Broad Street.
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