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Friends of the Old Library

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Wormella, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. Staffordballs

    Staffordballs Active Member

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    The oriental figures (4) used to be atop 'Motor Cycle Mecca' in Market Street from when it was originally a tea warehouse (where the now closed '99p' store is)

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    18/29663/FUL | Conversion of existing building to 2 apartments and bar/restaurant on the ground floor and 8 apartments on the first floor (together with Listed Building application 18/29664/LBC)
     
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    Tandori Zone, Pizza Zone or Pie in Sky Zone sire?.....
     
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    Seems good to me. It'll be nice to have the place back in use.

    Now, if only someone came up with a plan for the old post house...
     
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  8. Tilly

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    Or the old Grammar School ?

    Plans are fine

    It's that fuzzy money thing

    It's only numbers innerit
     
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    As long as the roof is fit for purpose, like the Old Post House it'll stay standing for another few years yet.
     
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    If anyone knows of any bank willing to offer unsecured loans to cover this sort of build do speak up.
     
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    - "which have puzzled Staffordians : or generations (sic)"

    They're not that puzzling - unless you think that Yorkshire Tea comes from plantations in Barnsley.
     
  13. Goldilox

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    I remember the manager of a coffee house I once worked in explaining emphatically in the face of a customer's disbelief that Italian Roast was definitely grown in Italy... :facepalm:







    disclaimer before anyone jumps to conclusions: it wasn't in Stafford, it's almost certainly no one you know
     
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  14. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    There is still work going on in the old library - I could hear an aluminium step-ladder being manoeuvred as I went past today.
     
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    So, some time ago I saw an email and that stated a number of things that were in the pipeline.
    Restaurant in Mill Street - Done
    Plans for conversion of the end of Gaolgate Street - Plans recently announced for hotel
    Library conversion - In progress
    Re-opening of Post House with use as bar, restaurant and live music - Still no word
    Old Tavern - Plans for an eatery
    Burtons on Gaolgate St - New pub, well underway on construction

    I was walking past the old Katharine House shop in Stafford St today and there seemed to be work going on. The old Moben shop is now also occupied with a beauty treatment sorta thing.

    Some of it has happened or is in the pipeline, so I hope it carries on. I do hope the new library eating establishment is something a bit different rather than just more competition for existing spots.
     
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