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Re: Closing down... opening up

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:07 pm
by stephennewton
Morrisons sold off their loss making convenience store chain (which later went bust), but went ahead with the property deal anyway.

Re: Closing down... opening up

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:38 pm
by Lord Chandos
stephennewton wrote:Morrisons sold off their loss making convenience store chain (which later went bust), but went ahead with the property deal anyway.

Yep ....as far as I was aware they were keeping the development and renting it out last I heard.
The larger unit was something like £70k a year

Re: Closing down... opening up

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:22 pm
by Pearl
Many thanks both.

Re: Closing down... opening up

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:19 pm
by ash pole
Didn't know that. Like it.

Re: Closing down... opening up

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:30 pm
by lister
andy_landy wrote:so punk n disorderly is now catfish kids. and there is planning application for wowie zowie to become Yet Another Bar.


Think this was refused.

Is a bar opening next to Gray's Larder? seems to have been work going on there for ages now.

Re: Closing down... opening up

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:10 pm
by andy_landy
lister wrote:
andy_landy wrote:and there is planning application for wowie zowie to become Yet Another Bar.


Think this was refused.


hmm, been loads of work going on there this past week, looks very bar-like, and looks about to open any day now...

Re: Closing down... opening up

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:23 pm
by andy_landy
separately, archy and marie's have applied for a late(r) license

hope they get it. then the other bars on that strip will be able to.

Re: Closing down... opening up

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:24 am
by Mr Squirrel
The old chinese takeaway on Beech Road has reopened as a cards & gift shop... very similar to Hurricane right next door.

Re: Closing down... opening up

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:05 pm
by lister
The vacant offices between Unicorn and the petrol station have a planning application for conversion of the upper 2 floors into 16 flats.

Re: Closing down... opening up

Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:13 pm
by Pearl
lister wrote:The vacant offices between Unicorn and the petrol station have a planning application for conversion of the upper 2 floors into 16 flats.


Ah, that's interesting, Lister. Here's hoping they put a few trees or something in that arid space at the front while they're there. Do you happen to know if anything's doing at the baths, speaking of the Unicorn? There have been a couple of proposals but I don't know if they've gone anywhere. Thanks.

Are blogs having a bit of a resurgence or what, btw? In the style of vinyl?

Re: Closing down... opening up

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:23 pm
by lister
There's no indication of any exterior landscaping or any cladding works, so I'd assume these will be reasonably low quality. The application is by "New Park Commercial" who appear to be a lettings agency.

It seems as though the ground floor will remain empty, so no improvement from street level unfortunately.

No idea with the leisure centre, I was aware of the unicorn looking at it and a couple of personal trainers.

I'd prefer it went to unicorn out of the two, they have the funds to maintain and improve the building.

Re: Closing down... opening up

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:24 pm
by Richard_H
"No idea with the leisure centre, I was aware of the unicorn looking at it and a couple of personal trainers. "

One of the personal trainers attended the Civic Society meeting a few months ago to outline their pitch (no pun intended).

Their plan is to run it very much on a community basis as a combined Gym and meeting space. No idea on how their plans are progressing though.

Re: Closing down... opening up

Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:39 pm
by yoss
Blimey. I've just noticed that this thread is more than 12 years old!

Re: Closing down... opening up

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:01 pm
by ash pole
NIce to see a bit of action on this board. Merry Christmas everyone~!

yoss wrote:Blimey. I've just noticed that this thread is more than 12 years old!


Isn't it 5 years old? Still, I don't remember half the places on the first few pages.

Pearl wrote:Are blogs having a bit of a resurgence or what, btw? In the style of vinyl?


Are there any good Chorlton blogs around? I get tired of reading facebook groups.

Re: Closing down... opening up

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:16 pm
by yoss
Isn't it 5 years old? Still, I don't remember half the places on the first few pages.


Oops, sorry. I've no idea how I managed to get that wrong!