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The Living Room (PKA Chambers)

Discussion in 'Pubs and Eating Out' started by 1JKz, May 8, 2017.

  1. 1JKz

    1JKz Well-Known Forumite

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    It's got a little way to go, to be a bar i'd aim for on a Saturday night, or a place i'd aim for, for a bite to eat on a weekday.

    Purely down to the decor (and knowing the place when it was Chambers), disappointed.
     
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  3. JTL85

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    It's got a very long way to go... since it won't be opening!
     
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    It's not reopening anytime soon. It's effectively closed down atm.
     
  5. 1JKz

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    I was going to say it's got a long way to go, but felt a tad harsh.
    I'll say if it doesn't pull itself together, then 6 months.
    Unless you like the Chinese restaurant big light's on, vibe. Uh, there's that harshness i was talking about.

    When you say it won't be opening, how'd i get a drink in there Saturday night, or was that it, one night only thing?
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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  7. Tumble weed

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    It's documented well in the new eateries thread, but basically, the owner has did a runner n left everyone high n dry.
     
  8. Carole

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    Did you? How?

    I thought that there wasn't any furniture....
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    It was closed when I walked past a couple of times on Saturday night.
     
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    Never go by gossip Carole, i thought you knew that?
     
  11. Tumble weed

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    It's been open off and on about 3/4 days over these last few weeks, so yeah, some people would have been lucky enough to get a drink there. N they did eventually get furniture in. If you look in now, there's chairs and tables in there, even napkins where people placed their drinks.
     
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    I believe the place closed around half 12 on Saturday night.
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Ah, that would explain it.
     
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    Le Plot, it thickens. From Spotted Stafford:

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    Firstly I would like to make an OFFICIAL announcement and correct reason on the Living Room Stafford.
    The owners have not absconded and left the business, and the simple explanation of the employees not getting paid their salary is untrue and false. All employees are paid at the end of the month and are not due salaries until the 1st of the month. We use a company named LivePay who can clarify that since all the employees were only added to them last week by the local management of The Living Room.
    With regards to employees contracts being fake our company uses Peninsula we have informed them of certain comments and they are looking into these allegations.
    The ticket event that we had in place was also on ticketing portals and all monies was returned to everyone that purchased a ticket on the following Skiddle and The Ticketsellers.
    Now I would like to add the so called reason to close. We had over 289 people attend on the Saturday night and we would like to thank each and everyone of you that made an effort to attend. The closure is something we are looking into.
    Now we also understand that employees not all were drinking from the bar for free and also taking bottles of alcohol home with them, and stealing from the kitchen. Whilst also disabling our CCTV, however we have an automated back up system in place and all CCTV was still recording. This is a serious matter and Stafford Police have been informed and are making their lines of enquiry.
    If anyone else would like to comment further then please contact our solicitors who who are also looking at this serous gross misconduct. They are Priyesh Dave, Eversheds Sutherland.
    We will keep people informed when we will reopen."
     
  15. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Staff started in April but weren't put on the books til May? And they are all thieves apparently! An aggressive sounding post from someone you'd think would be trying to avert negative publicity.
     
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    I'll pop in some other time, i'll judge whether i'll ever go back after a second visit, unfair else.
    When that'll be, i don't know.

    Good luck to them though!
     
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    I can confirm they have furniture, I looked through the window. Assuming its not open in the day?
     
  19. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    There is no plot

    But there is this


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    Having been in, this very Saturday (May 6th 2017) i can and have confirmed they have furniture and the chairs are of the Chinese restaurant gone bust, variety.
    Don't get me wrong, i'm not taking the wet entirely, it's only that i had The Living Room down as a potential classy type of place, so was disappointed when i saw the effort.
     
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    innit
     

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