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Stafford shops opening - Turning into a boom town?

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Trumpet, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. Tumble weed

    Tumble weed Well-Known Forumite

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    It probably has changed hands recently and the new owners securing his asset.
     
  2. Wormella

    Wormella Well-Known Forumite

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    A note on the Holmcroft Wards Matters Facebook page says although the sale of the building fell through the current owners are going ahead with the plans to turn it into flats.

    A reminder of the planning proposal is here and it's for 51 apartments
     
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  3. kyoto49

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    Who would want to live here, next to a stinky garage and by a dual carriageway. It's a sh*t hole area!
     
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    Wouldn't be my first choice. Second or third come to that. But could be a godsend to someone less fortunate.
     
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  5. tek-monkey

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    People from Stoke?
     
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  6. Tumble weed

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    Give it ten years, and it'll be surrounded by new build houses.
     
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  7. BobClay

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    Handy for the pub though .... :eek: (Although I haven't been in that pub since dinosaurs ruled the Earth.)

    Took this in August 2018 because for some reason I can't explain this view reminded me of similar views in the USA, although bars in the states tend not to look much like the Waggon.

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  8. Perrier

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    Wow 1918 , Stafford was quite advanced even back then :P
     
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    Sorry, been in WW1 Mode of late with my reading. Duly corrected. :eek:
     
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  10. Tumble weed

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    Back when the job centre had windows I see.
     
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  11. Wormella

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    Easy route to the motorway and there's not that many other 1bed developments around with parking. There's a gym, some shops and more pubs not that far. I know plenty of motorway commuters that would suit perfectly. It's also close to the marshes and town too. Just because it doesn't suit what you need to live in and around doesn't mean it's not perfect for sometime else.

    And if the prices are right they'll work as the perfect stepping stones to living somewhere else.
     
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    Due to possibly the biggest depression we have ever witnessed looming , I reckon they would be snapped up if they become rentals.
     
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    My original point still stands. They should raze the ugly thing off this earth and build something decent.
     
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    There's likely to be much more of this is the government's announcement today comes into any sort of fruition.
     
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    I know it won't be popular, but, apart from its current cosmetic state, I quite like the "Gerry Anderson" style of the building, with its underfloor parking.

    I would be so tempted to have a chute to slide down from my penthouse suite and drop into the driver's seat through the sunroof.
     
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  16. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    You may have inadvertantly given away your true identity.

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  17. Gramaisc

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    I'm more Straker than Parker, I think you'll find.

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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    In your dreams...
     
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    Constantly.
     
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    I was thinking more in terms of Wallace and Gromit. :P

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