Stafford shops closing - Turning into a ghost town?

Feed The Goat

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No obesity for the delivery guys themselves, theres plenty of exercise on that delivery bike.

Cycling up Radford bank with a lukewarm coffee for some poor baswich resident without the use of a kettle.

Hows a man meant to get a McFlurrie that's not melted when they put it in the same bag. Scandalous.
 

Theresa Green

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If you look at the costs they add about 25% to most items then charge a delivery fee, and I'm sure they have agreements with the big chains for a % of the business they send their way?

The amount of delivery drivers you see though tells me if nothing else we'll have an even bigger obesity crisis on our hands soon, maybe the extra fat layers will keep them warm when they can't afford to heat their homes?
I think Amazon will eventually Govern the world
 

Cue

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If you look at the costs they add about 25% to most items then charge a delivery fee, and I'm sure they have agreements with the big chains for a % of the business they send their way?

The amount of delivery drivers you see though tells me if nothing else we'll have an even bigger obesity crisis on our hands soon, maybe the extra fat layers will keep them warm when they can't afford to heat their homes?
My general rule is I never use them if I don’t have an offer code, usually 30-50% off
 

Jonah

Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk
No obesity for the delivery guys themselves, theres plenty of exercise on that delivery bike.

Cycling up Radford bank with a lukewarm coffee for some poor baswich resident without the use of a kettle.

Hows a man meant to get a McFlurrie that's not melted when they put it in the same bag. Scandalous.
They all have electric bikes.
 

c0tt0nt0p

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Game is now inside Sports Direct and from what I could make out is located around where tills are, but seemingly not taking up a mass of space...
 

Cue

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Was pretty much always empty when we passed it, and honestly their prices weren’t always cheaper than a supermarket’s…

That unit does seem to be a bit of a bad move though, it’s not the most well travelled street
 

tek-monkey

wanna see my snake?
I doubt if an extra "15,000 square feet of retail and leisure space" is what Stafford needs now
I love how they group retail and leisure into one, I'd like to know the split as it appears retail is the only leisure we're allowed nowadays. Getting people into town won't be achieved by selling stuff they can already get online cheaper, it's by giving them things they can't get elsewhere and actual leisure is one of those things. Our problem is nothing is deemed important unless someone makes a few quid, whereas adding some free things that people want to do would increase footfall to the businesses around it.

Whatever happened to the old Victorians, where a show of how wealthy you were was making a public park not flying into space for a few seconds.
 
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