Here are just some of the town's familiar firms which have closed, changed hands or re-opened under new guises across the course of 2018-19.
The mother and baby chain announced a raft of UK store closures - and the Doncaster branch on York Road was one of them. The popular Cleveland Street pub has since re-opened under the name Rum and Rock. The nationwide game chain closed all its stores after going into administration, the Frenchgate Centre branch among them. The short-lived Shake 'N' Burger replaced the equally short-lived Ed's Easy Diner and is now a Taco Bell. The Four Seasons cafe became The Glass Strawberry after a huge revamp. The store in Greyfriars Road announced it was selling off all its stock in a massive closing down sale. Customers at the Paper House chain of newsagents were left in the dark when the shops suddenly closed their doors. The Yorkshire Pie House in Silver Street finally closed after a number of attempts to keep it open. Doncaster's Toys R Us was one of the casualties when the firm went bust. The restaurant on East Laith Gate re-opened under new management with the same name after getting a zero star food hygiene rating. Minerva Cafe, the popular Market Place cafe, closed down after 50 years. The long-established painting and decorating shop in West Laith Gate closed after many years. Electro Music in Copley Road was one of Doncaster's last remaining music stores. The Doncaster Market Place store was among the victims when the chain closed all its UK branches. The Yorkshire-based menswear firm closed all its branches after going bust, with the St Sepulchre Gate store among them. The Corporation Brewery Taps pub in Cleveland Street faced an uncertain future after the premises were mysteriously boarded up. Rewind, a vintage, retro and antiques store in Waterdale closed its doors. The Olde Castle pub in Doncaster Market Place faced an uncertain future after being 'condemned' as 'unsafe.' Furniture store Furniture Barn, based in the old Miller Brothers showroom at Wheatley, announced a huge closing down sale. Another victim of the High Street, cake chain Patisserie Valerie closed stores across the UK including its Doncaster branch. The L Cafe lasted just six months in the Frenchgate Centre before closing. The popular Urban Bar called time - but has now re-opened as Saracens, under the same ownership. The cafe in Cleveland Street admitted defeat after a string of break ins. The seafood bar Cannons opened in the Market Place - but closed down after a week and is now the popular Clam and Cork.