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Stafford shops closing - Turning into a ghost town?

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Goldstyle Limousines, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. c0tt0nt0p

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    It was mentioned earlier in this thread about the amount of tarmac patching in the market Square... Well I think that work started today to rectify that. Large area cordoned off and said tarmac had been removed and repaired with stone/mortar ...
     
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    I hear on the grapevine that Gabi on mill street might be closing...
     
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    There was probably a bit of it going on last week - I wasn't 100% sure what they were up to, but they had excavated some patches and didn't seem to have any tarmac immediately available.
     
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    I live in Redruth, it is not in poverty. I work in St Ives. I moved down here 3 months ago as a complete outsider. No contacts, just a Hospitality CV on the job market. I’m doing well by my standards. There are also many very local people here earning good money, construction, mechanics etc. Life is what you make of it.
     
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    In the environs of Padstow, the percentage of house sales accounted for in the last two years as 'second homes' was 67%.

    There's a lot of money in Cornwall, for sure, but most of it flies in, eats out, takes a shit, then f**ks off.
     
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    Lost respect for Mad Hatters when they were caught leaving bad reviews on competitors Facebook pages...
     
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    I've seen it rumoured a few places - that would leave that entire run of shops apart from Bright House free for redevelopment
     
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    They had a pretty dire env health report recently, but I think it’s rates and rent. It’s reopening as a dessert shop in Burntwood
     
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    Sorry, but that just made me laugh out loud.

    A fool and his/her/the bank's money and all that...
     
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    Well before I completely pick apart the report and the data companies woeful track record, this data has got nothing to do with rich or poor people are in an area.

    It is not about personal or household income, or how much surplus cash the average person has, nor is it about how many people might be out of work.

    The report is about the growth and development of an area and is a manipulation of data at best. But that is the least of this type of reports worries and has been accused of allegedly using data as more than a decade out of date very recently.

    That is before I would into the real glaring issues of such reporting.
     
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    Don’t worry about Bright House, just knock the lot down with their stock still inside - they make enough money conning the less-well-off
     
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    Heard rumours that's it's all to be redeveloped as housing, but there's no real evidence that home bargains are even closing.
     
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    Barf a Bargain

    Trump Tower
     
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    Sadly this is true. I went in today and there is a closing down sale so no more Joules, Whitestuff etc in Stafford. I think the owner is retiring.
     
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    Bloke looking like Rudolph Nureyev was in the safto. Turns out he's from Cork and called Sillyun
     
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    Morecambe & Wise were on Sunday Night at the London Palladium the week after Rudolf Nureyev had been on in some fairly dramatic tights.

    In those far off, black and white days, it went out live.

    "Rudolf Nureyev was on here last week - did you see it?"

    "Oh, yes. I think everybody saw it!"

    Wrists were slapped....
     
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