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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. proactive

    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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  2. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    Don't be so dismissive, you'd be amazed what can be done with that old shit hole!
     
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    kyoto49 Well-Known Forumite

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    It would however require some creative thinking and this is Stafford, so it will remain a shit hole I'm afraid even after redevelopment :(
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    I simply cannot see how any development could make things actually worse than they are there at the moment.

    Some, hopefully, relevant additional retail can only be a good thing and new housing, bringing people into the town centre, where they will most likely spend money with local establishments can likewise only be good.

    I really don't see what the problem is here. It's win win all round.
     
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    One of the reasons the govt is rushing us back to offices is because of the decline in passing trade in town and city centres. More residential maintains a source of customers and can only be a good thing. If the trend towards working from home continues it should be good news for towns like ours, with more reliance on our local shops than on mega-brand coffee and sandwich shops. And it’s miles better than a huge empty retail unit.
     
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    It looks like the new aviary on Victoria Park has a green roof
     
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    kyoto49 Well-Known Forumite

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    It has to be somewhat of an improvement I agree, but with some additional forward thinking it could become a centre piece of that end of town. My point is that there is an inevitability about it being completely average and completely featureless, at best. And nothing in this town in terms of planning disproves my very low expectation :(
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Ah, I get you. Fair point, it has to be said.
     
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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I've given this some thought and the redevelopment of the play area in Victoria Park, plus the initial* restructuring of the Astonfields Balancing Lakes in 1990, both exceeded my expectations.

    But, that's been over a forty five year period, so I do accept your general point.




    * Before its capacity was overwhelmed by additional flows.
     
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    As a certain processor once said "things can only get better".
     
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    Tumble weed Well-Known Forumite

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    Anyone have any information who's took on the coop ? Notice someone's been in and smashed up various bits inside, was just wondering if anyone's heard anything.
     
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    Its the new 2021 Covid test centre! :barf::roll::roll::roll:
     
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    Could open it as an indoor go kart centre with a grand prix cafe on the upper floor.
     
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    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Escape room type thingy....
     
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    Cirrus A few posts under my belt

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    In a way it felt like one when it was open
     
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    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    The old M&S too then...
     
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    Maybe apartments with a spa
     
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    Laser tag, clearly
     
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    May be a gaming lounge for guys who have partners with shopping addictions.
     
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    All well and good but you can't really have a shopping addiction in Stafford right?
     
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