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Stafford shops closing - Turning into a ghost town?

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

  1. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    A friend of mine lived next to one - it was dreadful. I went round to see him once and had to leave. The noise level would have been illegal in a factory.

    He had the 'benefit' of being able to turn his hearing aids off.
     
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    I would have no objection living next door to a nursery. I love hearing children laughing / enjoying themselves.

    I can think of a lot of other places I would rather not live next door too.
     
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    I'd rather live next to a Nursery over a pub with a beer garden any day.

    If that goes through those flats will be nice and handy for Asda and town.
     
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    And would have been nice and handy for the Unicorn if it hadn't been bulldozed in 1976.
     
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  6. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    And the abattoir don't forget the abattoir......
     
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    "A Nursery over a pub with a beer garden", now there's an idea. Something to keep the whole family entertained :)
     
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    Indeed, and I well know the Nursery pub in Stockport whose extensive beer garden includes a bowling green.
     
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    Seen staff packing up the clothes in terraces , hopefully it's not another shop about to be empty.
     
  10. Wormella

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    I was thinking it was looking very empty yesterday
     
  11. The Notorious A.N.T.

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    I would not read too much into that, they emptied the shop during the first lockdown, there is a lot of expensive gear in there. I was chatting to the owner recently & he said that business was still good even with Covid.
     
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    Walking through town today, looks like a lot of shops that were doing click and collect have just mothballed their stores for now.
     
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    Being widely reported that the Administrators for Arcadia Group will be closing all of the Outfit stores permanently. Looks like there will be another gap in the Riverside.
     
  14. Tumble weed

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    Real shame but half expected, the business wouldn't be able to continue to run a best of store if all the brands are run and operated by different partners.

    Suppose they could give first dibs to whatever brand wants to take on some stores, but then, again unfortunately it's too large for a single brand really.

    And again, unfortunately it's a rather large purpose built unit, so again filling it is going to be problematic due to its size .

    Wishful thinking here, but it'd be a good place and size for a hmv store. Can't think of many other brands that may take it on.
     
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    Does look like the Stafford one's somehow going to be kept on life support for a bit, maybe it'll just drop the outfit name, a bit like when Virgin Megastores went to zavvi, then when zavvi went under, a holding company just named the entertainer was born just to offload the companies stock.

    Anyway, it'll probably only survive a few more months till the company is dissolved completely. Whether or not, it'll make it out of lockdown before the company folds is another matter.


    This link indicates it'll run to the lease is up, which will be awhile.

    https://news.sky.com/story/sir-phil...s-are-to-close-with-loss-of-700-jobs-12192466
     
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    They could charge more for an apartment with a moat !

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    I'm very glad the other "Anson" in Stafford doesn't have this problem...

    I just laid new carpet.
     
  18. proactive

    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Anyone know what's happening to Lotus House Chinese takeaway opposite the cinema. Had been closed for a couple of weeks. There is a sign on the door but can't read what it says as I drive past.
     
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    I think the sign says to pick up from one of the other takeaways (can't remember which one)
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Weird.
     

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