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Stafford shops closing - Turning into a ghost town?

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

  1. Zylo

    Zylo Well-Known Forumite

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    Only places that'll be left at this rate
     
  2. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    They are oddly unaffected by covid closures.
     
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    Weirdly Oatcakes and Milkshakes Instagram feed says delivering from Stone AND Stafford which is weird as I thought the Stafford branch closed months ago
     
  4. Noah

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    Currently selling off all their cask beer at 99p a pint, Stonegate pubs also selling off beer at under £1 a pint - probably sold it all now tho'.
     
  5. Tumble weed

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    They were asking for staff a few months ago, so might have reopened, either at their current old premises or somewhere new, maybe one of those smaller units, either the bap shop, or the old milkshake place near sports direct will be their new home as both are having work done atm.
     
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  6. bunique

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    Still listen as chapel street which I think is where it was before? I do hope it reopens!
     
  7. joshua

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    Sad news
    It's with a heavy heart that we are going to close McGregors on Friday the 6th of November PERMANENTLY,
    we have been considering this for a while as we have been losing money on a daily basis due to the pandemic. The lack of footfall in the town and many people working from home has affected us tremendously being a small independent business
    We wish to sincerely thank ALL of our customers old and new
    Take Care and Stay Safe
    Gloria, Gary and the Team
     
  8. Cue

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    Damn. A lot of the tech park is going to starve now... only the white van with the blue lettering left.
     
  9. staffordjas

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    That's a shame . My favourite place for a treat when in town.

    When I worked in a bakery about 20 years ago ( Crumbs , a small family business within Kwiksave , before Somerfields took over and kicked him out) , we used to bake the bread for McGregors.
     
  10. pinky

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    that's really sad. I hope the team all manage to find jobs soon. The best place to get a sandwich in town. I feel like when this is all over we will be left with hardly any independents, my heart goes out to anybody who runs their own shop at the moment.
     
  11. Zylo

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    First of many I fear, they missed a trick by no online ordering (there was a way to phone/email i think but it was rather awkward compared to how it would of been)

    Not sure if this would of helped, but everything around it now has online ordering, and obviously you reach out more then, not just to the people in town.
     
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    I did wonder why I didn't receive 'sandwich van is here email at work today. Bad times.
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    I always use the kiosk which is cheaper and I prefer their coffee. Not to mention the staff are really friendly and I often have a quick chat with them whilst waiting for my coffee.

    Far preferable than waiting for some stranger making my corporate coffee in silence then shouting my name across the cafe as if they know me and then charging me extra for a cup or for a new brand of bean they're trying out.
     
  16. staffordjas

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    Just seen a post on 'Nextdoor' site , looks like M&CO inside Wildwood Co-op has closed for good ???

    Post reads ....
    'Ex M&Co (Wildwood Co-op). Have heard from staff at the Wildwood Co-op that the M&Co part will be turned in to a cafe run by the supermarket. Has anybody else heard what is going to happen? I think that a cafe in that location will be a plus, especially with a large number of houses and a school nearby. '


    Looks like I won't be spending the loyalty bonus I've earned , and just received in the post, in there after all then.
     
  17. Tilly

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    Tier 3 until 16th December

    Then 9 days on the substantial piss
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Noticed Dressy Dress Shop appears to have bitten the dust, in its corporeal state at least.
     
  19. wizzard

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    The barbers next to Caprinos Pizza has shut down permanently.
     
  20. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    Not a shop, but apparently St.Georges social club has closed. I'm not surprised tho, the management they had were all for the Cliques in life.
     

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