Notwithstanding the economic climate the retail sector seems to steamroller on, manifested locally by the opening in Churchill Square of the fifteenth UK Hollister Store. The outfitting costs must have been considerable but no doubt a US chain originating back in 1922 is able to look beyond surviving the next year or two. The decor is quite extraordinary. In the entrance one is greeted by a large low-slung crystal chandelier and two deep armchairs: inside is deep, but somehow comfortable, gloom with the merchandise picked out by a few well-directed spot lights. It immediately called to mind the 1905 El Tovar Lodge, in Grand Canyon Village, Arizona; but no doubt the style is much resorted to throughout the American West where dark interiors seem designed to provide relief from the summer heat and sun.