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Just for fun: With Bates Gun shop now sold, what would the forum like to see on the Market Square?

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by LLFC, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    Then I ain't got a clue.
    Only others I could think of is 1 of the Sandys, or the Botts?
     
  2. homes and lines

    homes and lines Well-Known Forumite

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    That be kind of you, thanks.

    If it's an illustration style they like and it suits the walls of No.7, then great, if they like the style but would prefer a different angle, no problem, always happy to help.
    I'll colour the artwork and post here.

    I love so many of the buildings in Stafford, if someone out there is willing to save some (or many) from disrepair, then fantastic!!
    The buildings deserve a knight, or knightess in shining armour, to help them out.
     
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  3. Noah

    Noah Well-Known Forumite

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    So is the name going to be 7, Number 7 or 7 Market Street? It seems to have been called all three in this thread.
     
  4. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    7 Market Square - as already written over the door.

    I believe.



    Save a bit of paint......
     
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  5. LLFC

    LLFC Well-Known Forumite

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    Yes the new name will be "7 Market Square" and all the existing signage will remain as is. The new owner of the busines (already been correctly identified earlier in this thread) has told me today that he will be open in a very limited capacity next weekend then close with a view to fully open mid June once all the work has been completed.
     
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  6. homes and lines

    homes and lines Well-Known Forumite

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    @LLFC , is there news on whether a framed hanging sign is going to be reinstated?

    When I drew 7 Market Square, I started to draw the exsisting bracket and only then did I wonder, uhh I wonder if they'll get a new sign?
    It would look great, the cherry on the top!
    Umm, I wonder who's the local sign maker?

    I'm already looking forward to seeing inside, even if it's in a very limited capacity, on Saturday.
     
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  7. LLFC

    LLFC Well-Known Forumite

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    Yes the hanging sign will be used by the people on the top two floors which could well be a solicitor.

    I hope he does get the bar open for this weekend.... even if it just selling bottles.... he has so much to do and decide upon.... I'm having a day off the normal job to help things along.... ground floor painters in tomorrow, basement is also being painted out ready for storage, Severn Trent in on Thursday (new stop cock in road), new lighting to follow the painters, new flooring TBC, bar suppliers TBC, cold room engineers on stand by......If he opens on Sat it will be a bit rough and ready!!!!
     
  8. 1JKz

    1JKz Well-Known Forumite

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    I for one will be in (or standing outside) having a sip, if they're selling!

    They gotta open, even if it's in a small way, nothing a couple of pasting tables out front can't sort, heck, the stalls will be in the same boat pretty much.

    A small sign to say what the deal is and the loving people of Stafford will fall head-over-heels for the place, I know I will, but I'm a little biased...
    ...it's a beauty of an old building in Stafford, turning into a micro pub!!
     
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  9. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I really hope so too, like you say just bottles would be fine. On that note, can he sell to drink off premises? Would be an extra ale stall in its own building! It would be a good promotion too, local ale drinkers will be in the market square already so a kind of 'look whats coming' sort of thing would be great.

    I hope there is cider!
     
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  10. OJK

    OJK Well-Known Forumite

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    I've asked that question many times, with a view to buying it, it's like banging my head against a brick wall...
     
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  11. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Saw the painters in today, and the windows being cleaned. Could do with a bar though!

    Maybe just have a table outside the front door selling bottles, and put the plans of the new layout up in the windows for people to see?
     
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    The Hawk Well-Known Forumite

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    Yes, noticed the painters, and the windows being cleaned, when I had a quick look in today. Seems like there's quite a bit to do before its ready to open. Looking forward to popping in when it is ready though.
     
  13. LLFC

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    Cannot setup outside without a temp mobile licenses (or something like that). He does have his license so could open doors and use the front area - almost like having an indoor stall.... but only so long as the insurance is in place. I do hope that he can get open as it is an ideal opportunity to get some good publicity.
     
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    markpa12003 Well-Known Forumite

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    I will be out on Friday evening so I am hoping to try it.
     
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    markpa12003 Well-Known Forumite

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    No.7 wasn't open last night. Will it be open today?
     
  16. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Still had painters in yesterday by the look of it, I did see what looked like a box of paper cups though!
     
  17. Trumpet

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    Hoping to get over later, our neighbours have a stall at the fair.
     
  18. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Eargate - Floodgate ll

    Has arrived
     
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    Floss Well-Known Forumite

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    It wasn't opened earlier today when I popped into the cheese tent
     
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    It's ace!
     
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