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What can realistically be done with the old Co-Op?

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Tumble weed, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    What about the girls, whose guys have shopping addictions? Somewhere I can sit and stare at a clock and give the odd tut would be great....

    #ihateshopping
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Guys' shopping addictions?

    You mean Halfords and Curry's TV section?
     
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  3. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    There was a time when you could see things to look at in the town - County Woodware, Motorcycle Mecca, Bagnall's, Dixon's, Rumbelow's, Rediffusion, Tom Reekie, Resales, Lotus Records, Millet's, Wakefield's, Bedson's, the back of Woolworth's, Tandy, even Marley...

    There could well be others, I can't see through the tears to type now.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    I could spend a whole afternoon in Tandy, and then the rest of the day browsing the catalogue. As for Bagnalls, don't even get me started on the upstairs section.
     
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  5. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    No, sad to say, it's clothes, furniture, shoes, anything, even god-damn candles! He has to smell every single one.... Its just not right.
     
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  6. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    I don't believe I'm the only woman who hates shopping either.... High fives to all of us who order online and have it delivered, who know exactly what they want, where it is, and go buy it, who don't spend hours and hours trundling round shops to buy the first thing you noticed in the first shop you visited....


    ... I don't dance either....
     
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  7. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Have you got a sister?
     
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    That's me. I would dance if I ever went anywhere to dance though.
     
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    I like shopping as a leisure activity if it's in a big city, peppered with lunch, cocktails and with lovely people. And especially if I don't actually need to buy anything specific.

    Even in a slightly more cut down version here I enjoy 'having a mooch around TKmaxx' (it's the only shop in town where I can't visualise exactly what's in it and that's exciting) If I'm trying to get ideas, or bouncing around charity shops if my wardrobe needs a pick me up.

    Those to me are very different things from 'I have these things on my list, and I know exactly where in Stafford to get them and if town doesn't have then I'll get it delivered or I'll click and collect something to pick up.

    I always welcome more shops in town, Stafford is so small and easy to navigate to and additions to that are very welcome. Equally I welcome more housing in town because that will help keep the shops we do have open.

    (I also love dancing but rarely have the opportunity to do that)
     
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    I went shopping in an Ikea in Birmingham once. It was five hours before I got out !!! ... Not because I wanted to buy anything, I didn't, but because the battery went in the GPS and I got lost. :eek:

    :P
     
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    Cirrus A few posts under my belt

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    Perhaps they could turn it into The Great British Kitchen, well i think that's what it was going to be called, on St Georges site. I'm guessing the kitchen is still upstairs in the cafe. :hmm:
     
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  12. Lee B

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    There is always coffee shops you can take refuge in.
     

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