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Stafford shops opening - Turning into a boom town?

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

  1. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    Parker lives up Doxey, married to a girl from work.
     
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  2. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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  3. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    So the gym will become a gym? Brave move considering how many have failed there.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    It's a bit like the Butterknife cafe. Goodness knows how many cafes have failed in that location before, but it's got to be worth opening up a new cafe there, surely.
     
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  5. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    I didn't even know that the old gym had closed.
     
  6. Wormella

    Wormella Well-Known Forumite

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    The thing with the Butterknife cafe I often though was it's the first cafe I pass from my house into town on my way to the train station - usually before I'd have any coffee, but at 7:30am it wasn't open, even though there were plenty of other people around the place too (and a number of people asked me if there was anywhere they could get breakfast around that time). If it did take away coffees efficiently I probably would have have left my house 5 mins earlier and grabbed a coffee from it on my way to the train. Equally even when I had the boy with me and it never seemed enough of a treat compared to say 'The little Dessert Shop' was after work. I'm sure it could have found something that worked, maybe the next people who give it a go will find a way forward that works...
     
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  8. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    When that side of the college closed the student footfall dropped massively, and I think it's a good 2 years for the new building to be ready?
     
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    Butterknife gave the feeling of a dessert and cake shop to me, but their dessert offerings were incredibly basic to be honest.
     
  10. Wormella

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    I think that was the aspiration - but poorly executed in the face of very accomplished competition.
     
  11. Tumble weed

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    Sounds like the "food court" will actually just be a Druckers typertype outfit in the same area, a bit disappointed tbh.

    The old Waterstones should have never closed, but might become a spar, just guessing here, but that's the only one springing to mind, the old jjb will probably be the charity shop, the hair dressers will probably take the units nearest the market, that only leaves about one spare unit.
     
  12. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Ah, the old 'never mind the quality, feel the width' approach.
     
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  13. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    I think that the Guild Hall *used* to be a decent shopping mall until the 'Credit Crunch' crash*. Since then it has been 'any old shit as long as we get a rent' type of mall.



    *should more correctly be known as the 'Bail out the Wankers' crash, oops sorry Bankers.
     
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  14. FrehleysComet

    FrehleysComet A few posts under my belt

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    I-Motion was still open until the lockdown. It was always due to change hands but this pandemic has obviously caused plans to be delayed. Plus even when it is open I'm not sure I fancy going...
     
  15. Tumble weed

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    The guildhall was decent back in the day ...

     
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  16. Trumpet

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    Eeeeh, back in t'day.
     
  17. Tumble weed

    Tumble weed Well-Known Forumite

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    New store opening where salvation army used to be.
     

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    There's one of those at Trentham, it always has nice shoes.
     
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  19. MichelleCx

    MichelleCx A few posts under my belt

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    Yep! It’s not to bad :)
     
  20. Trumpet

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    They should have it sorted by now!
     
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