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Old December 8th, 2012, 11:51 PM   #921
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Went past the cup today lots of works going on, any ideas whats happening?

Also noticed stormforce open in the gracechurch and a HMV pop up.
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Old December 8th, 2012, 11:57 PM   #922
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Record third quarter for Sutton Coldfield economy

Record third quarter for Sutton Coldfield economy
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Company formations in Sutton Coldfield reached a record high during the third quarter of the year, according to a new report from Duport.co.uk.
Between July and September there were 221 new company registrations - more than any other third quarter on record for the town. This figure also represents an 18% rise on the same period in 2011.
Business start-ups are becoming a key economic driver for the economy of Sutton Coldfield. The new business sector accounts for around 8 % of the overall start-up economy throughout the Birmingham region, and around 9 per cent of the local workforce is self-employed.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 10:27 PM   #923
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Please see below a list of the currently confirmed dates and times when officers from Planning & Regeneration will be at local libraries to discuss the Birmingham Development Plan:



Email your thoughts or opposition to planningstrategy@birmingham.gov.uk
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 11:53 PM   #924
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Evening all
New member here who reads this post with interest.
An interesting piece here.
Temple Bar is to close in the new year and has been bought out by restaurant chain Nandos. Temple has failed to make money due to the expensive rent placed upon the building, with Nandos one of the few chains with the economies to make a success of the site.
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Old December 24th, 2012, 02:31 AM   #925
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Evening all
New member here who reads this post with interest.
An interesting piece here.
Temple Bar is to close in the new year and has been bought out by restaurant chain Nandos. Temple has failed to make money due to the expensive rent placed upon the building, with Nandos one of the few chains with the economies to make a success of the site.
Welcome!

While I can't get excited over Nando's... I've never been - its just chicken in a basket as far as in concerned it might bring Sutton to life a bit in the evening.

Is anything coming of this new bar by Natwest? There's a small screen above the door but little sign of life.
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Old December 24th, 2012, 02:24 PM   #926
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While I can't get excited over Nando's... I've never been - its just chicken in a basket as far as in concerned it might bring Sutton to life a bit in the evening.

Is anything coming of this new bar by Natwest? There's a small screen above the door but little sign of life.
I drive pest Temple twice a day and I can't believe its been open for so long and most of the time is closed. They are only open 4 nights a week, the refit must have cost a bomb. So not suprised at all, the rent must be sky high my only thought was it must be been a money laundering operation.

With regards to Hyde after dark, its open now http://www.hydeafterdark.com/
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Old December 26th, 2012, 05:35 AM   #927
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I remember when Temple opened, it just seemed really confused about what it's target market was. It seemed to style itself around a slightly mature, upmarket kind of customer, except all those lot either went into the city centre or Mere Green. When I went in there it was a bunch of old blokes and groups of teenage girls - an odd mix. It then leant towards the sports bar kind of concept which just never worked (does it ever?).

I don't know how things went in more recent years but it had a very shaky start and it doesn't sound like it ever really recovered.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 11:36 AM   #928
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So glad to see Temple is closing down. Their door policy was straight out of the 1980s. I've never known a place so out of touch with reality.

Can't see that new club lasting too long either. That one seems also a decade out, at least.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 10:42 AM   #929
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Went past the cup today lots of works going on, any ideas whats happening?
Najm Clayton of Sutton Coldfield Local thinks it's going to be a restaurant but will try to get some more information.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 04:29 PM   #930
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Hyde after Dark is open. It just doesn't look very open.



For NYE they have enticed Dave Pearce ex Radio 1, he must've sunk to new depths.

I remember when he used to play at Bakers in town.



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Old January 1st, 2013, 10:54 PM   #931
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lol to this, DP in Sutton, anybody go?
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 02:03 PM   #932
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This looks a real real odd club. How small is it!
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 10:41 PM   #933
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Mere Green Mulberry Walk

Heard from the fruit shop today they got 2 weeks left before they are out and the demolition work starts
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 11:06 PM   #934
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Heard from the fruit shop today they got 2 weeks left before they are out and the demolition work starts
Haven't we heard all that before though? I'll only believe it when I see bulldozers on site!
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 11:22 PM   #935
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Birmingham City Council's
Sutton Coldfield District Convention


Wednesday 30th January 2013
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Presentations – 5:30pm and 7:30pm

Join in with themed round-table discussions

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall
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Now more than ever before and particularly in view of the challenging economic climate in which we find ourselves, the District Team’s priorities for action must remain relevant to the ever-changing and emerging needs and interests of the people who live and work in Sutton Coldfield.

It will be your opportunity to influence the way that council services are delivered in the Sutton Coldfield area, network and view displays/stalls about groups and initiatives happening in YOUR town.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 04:32 PM   #936
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New bar opening in Sutton town centre above Boots and M&S.

Roof terrace feature heavily. It's unimaginatively called iBar.

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Old February 3rd, 2013, 11:56 PM   #937
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Hoody, is that the one that's over 30s only?
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 11:57 PM   #938
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Hoody, is that the one that's over 30s only?
Take a look here mate http://www.ibarsutton.co.uk/

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iBar is a haven for the over 30’s, a members only establishment that delivers a wonderfully friendly environment with top quality, professional service in luxurious surroundings. From the Ladies Powder Room which adjoins the ladies WC’s, to the 14 Seater Booths, iBar has been designed & built to seduce a specific audience.

As much an Art Gallery as a Bar, we play host to the finest DJ’s playing the classics you rocked to at Moneypennys, Bakers & the Wheel.
Whats Moneypennys, Bakers and the Wheel?
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Old February 4th, 2013, 12:38 AM   #939
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Hoody, is that the one that's over 30s only?
I never knew about this one.

Sutton really seems to be trying to get a bit of nightlife.

Over 30's could work. The issue with Sutton is that it has always been associated with six formers.

I'd like to see Wetherspoons relocate to The Knot (Reflex) and bring in a new restaurant on the island.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 08:39 PM   #940
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Take a look here mate http://www.ibarsutton.co.uk/



Whats Moneypennys, Bakers and the Wheel?
90's Birmingham club Nights.
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