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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. staffordjas

    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

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    Sounds good.....as long as there's a rail for me to clutch onto all night . Don't think I ever got any further than shuffling round and round the edge hanging onto the sides . :lol:

    Never tried ice skating, I'm bad enough tottering along icy pavements ...
     
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    Used to be able to ice skate but could never get the hang of roller skating.
     
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    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    @c0tt0nt0p & @Noah are coming too....

    And definatly @That-Crazy-Rat-Lady I bet she can skate...
     
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    A fave of mine

     
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    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

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    Hadn't heard that one before :D
     
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    Back in the day I could skate. These days it could be more like that scene in Harry Potter when Ron turns his Boggart into a spider wearing roller skates, hilarious but slightly terrifying lol
     
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    I used to live in Dubai - they have ski slopes and an aquarium within their shopping centres so roller blading is certainly doable.
     
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    I always considered by self a skater, however I can't deny that when I did skate all things around me appeared to disintegrate. Bit like this scene after Michael Palin moves the small table …. :?:

     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    25 parking spaces is quite generous for a town centre development. No green space? How could there ever be green space, it's the town centre...
     
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    They could then convert the new M&S into flats.
     
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    It's quite possible to integrate green space in town centres, green space is a loose term that doesn't just mean a patch of grass. It's this backward type planning that leads to the new developments being so shit.
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Maybe you could suggest how that could be done, in that location then, in a commercially viable way?
     
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    At the risk of 10 points off for repetition:
    "I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."

    :P
     
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    It's a fair sized site if you consider it goes way back to the corner of Salter street, near the Vine car park. I'd imagine a gated car park with a barrier on the rear corner like a few places that have been built around town.
    Regarding a retail area, I still think a food hall of maybe 4 units would be a success in the town but it relies on somebody having the imagination.
     
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    Or even green roofs
     
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