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Stafford shops opening - Turning into a boom town?

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

  1. c0tt0nt0p

    c0tt0nt0p Well-Known Forumite

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    Plans went in for a Starbucks there which were accepted.

    As a resident of the Crossings I'm delighted McDonalds are opening opposite Aldi.

    Expect a 2 story building to go up. The one at the top end of town can't expand so it wouldn't surprise me if that one went....
     
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  2. c0tt0nt0p

    c0tt0nt0p Well-Known Forumite

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    Also I can't imagine for a moment that the Greengate location would close. For a pedestrian to get to the new one opposite Aldi would be to much of a bind....
     
  3. gon2seed

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    Yes!
     
  4. Tilly

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    Who smashed up Greggs?

    Asking for a friend
     
  5. Tumble weed

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    To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if the McDonald's in town expanded into Yorkshire bank at some point if it remains empty for long.
     
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    Where there's muck there's brass?
     
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    What are the plans for the old Starbucks, if any?
     
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    It will be an, umm, refurbed starbucks under a franchise
     
  9. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    True. I regularly visit home bargains, aldi and asda in a single lunch break but am aware I am in a minority!
     
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    I'm partial to the occasional McDonald's not going to lie. Can't see how another one for the north half of Stafford is a benefit. Would have preferred the one originally planned at the Hough to serve the the South side :stafford:
     
  11. Trumpet

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    See where you're coming from but if someone decides they can make a go of another Maccy D's and no-one fancies having a crack at an alternative that's what's going to happen.
    You could always go for a Taccobell franchise yourself if you think it could be a goer.
     
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    And in this case it's McDonalds who think they can make another McDonalds work...

    I'm all for a taco bell btw
     
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  13. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Another McDonalds will work, I am sure of it. People are lazy, it's a massively expanding market/waistline.
     
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    Indeed, there are jobs being advertised for it now online, which is a bit weird since the place has been fully gutted internally, but work has yet to start putting it back together again.
     
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    I would
     
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    Cancer rate rise down to excess weight
     
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    Training can take ages though, weeks at other stores, that kind of thing
     
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    It definitely was, snapped this the other night before it was hidden forever xD
     

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    Penny for the thoughts of the franchisee who operates both the other McDonalds in Stafford seeing the big M come in to open the third!!!
     
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    I don't think the town centre one will bothered the bristol street one might be.

    But with the town expanding maybe 3 can cope.
     

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