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Old December 10th, 2012, 11:03 PM   #181
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@therockbury So excited about opening our new store on Wednesday! Come and catch Santa doing a trolley dash and loads more!

99p Stores opens this Wednesday
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NEW BURY 99P STORES OPENS NEXT WEEK AS UK RETAIL BOSS DECLARES:

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“Value buying has become TRENDY”

Britons – and those in Greater Manchester and the North-West – have become hooked on value buying, according to the boss of one of Britain’s fastest expanding retailers.

The co-founder and co-owner of the rapidly-multiplying value brand Hussein Lalani – who recently announced his company is creating 3,000 new jobs – also says it has now become “trendy” to shop at his 215-strong branch brand.

The assertion comes as a brand new 99p Stores opens at 9.30am this Wednesday (12th December 2012) at 9.30am at a former Peacocks in Bury at the landmark Rock Shopping Centre which has is a magnet for all over the North-West.

99p Stores bosses describe this part of the Rock where 99p Stores is opening as “the posher part of town”. “It’s now trendy at shop at 99p Stores” added Hussein Lalani boss of the Value Brand today.

The new store sees the creation of 30 new jobs.

And to celebrate the opening Santa Claus will be performing world trolley charity dash bid. It’s the very first time Santa has done this at a 99p Stores opening (normally it’s a shopper). If he matches the world record (267-items in 99 seconds) his haul and trawl will be doubled. If he beats it –the booty will be trebled.

Santa will performing the dash at 9.20am just before the store opens this Wednesday (12th December 2012).

Currently there are 215 UK branches of 99p Stores (11 years ago there was just one). The new Bury 99p Stores will be branch no. 216. More stores are planned for the North-West over the next year too.

The new state-of the-art store – with a sales floor of 6,714 sq. ft. – is undergoing a £250,000 makeover ahead of next week’s Grand Opening.

Mr Lalani says there has been a dramatic sea change in the public’s spending patterns, leading to the explosion of 99p Stores from one in 2001 to 215 today.

“When shoppers come in its heads held high and afterwards onto Facebook and Twitter sharing the great ‘value’,” he says. “It never used to be like that.

“99p Stores attracts shoppers from every nook and cranny of society, including celebrities and pop stars.

“The days of coming in – and out – undercover are a thing of the very ancient past.”

99p Stores – HQ: Northampton – typically sells around 5,000 different products at each of its stores – everything from 99p fishing lines and Christmas puds, to pregnancy kits and garden gnomes. 99p Stores also has all the well-known household brands including L’Oreal, Colgate, Disney, Johnson’s, Nivea, Dove, Palmolive, Coca Cola and Radox.

Mr Lalani adds:

“We conduct constant research and feedback and what has been coming across loud and clear in the UK and the North-West is that the public are fed up of having been ‘ripped off’ for years by the so-called Big Four supermarkets, paying up to three times the price for essentials like washing-up liquid, tea and coffee, toothpaste and the like.

“At 99p Stores if you buy 20 items you know what it will cost you – less than twenty pounds. At other stores shoppers have become nervy – they haven’t a clue what the final bill will be.”
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Old December 11th, 2012, 10:19 PM   #183
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Mr. GM (BA Hons). I would recommend in future to wait to return to Bury for another 6 months as there will be the triple of decent bars open by then.

The Trackside bar at the East Lancashire Railway, where you can sip a range of excellent German, Belgian and real ales on the platform.

The Automatic bar and eaterie next to the Met music venue.

And the being built as we speak Clarence which will be a cross between the two above.

By the way a little shocked that a pound shop is moving into the Rock.
Hi Heaton, i'm coming over to Manchester next Thursday to meet a few old Manchester Uni pals, we are meeting at Automatic in Bury and then going into the City to sample the markets, it will be hot German wine with brandy shots but not before I take plenty of photos of Bury and that new Co-op.
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Could you tell me does the Met to Bury only have the new model trams on now, when I came over last I didn't see the old ones running back and forth that I remember so fondly from my student days
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Old December 14th, 2012, 05:13 PM   #184
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Signage for the new Burger King at The Rock is now up.



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Perhaps reflecting the growth of the quality burger market in the UK, Burger King has signed to open four more restaurants at the Rock, Bury, the Queensgate Centre, Peterborough, Freeport Talke Outlet Village, Staffordshire, and Meridian Leisure Park, Leicester.

These are reported to be the first in a wave of new openings to come as Burger King sets about a vigorous expansion policy which will see as many as 200 locations added to its restaurant portfolio in the next five years.

In parallel, refurbishment of existing outlets is being undertaken, and a rebranding is being considered.
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Old December 15th, 2012, 05:14 PM   #185
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Rock Update

Burger King, 99p Stores and Swarovski are all now open at The Rock. Greggs will be opening soon.







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Old February 4th, 2013, 03:49 PM   #186
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@PumThaiFood opening soon at The Rock.


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Old April 13th, 2013, 08:31 PM   #187
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Leisure centre to be demolished and replaced

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Castle Leisure Centre and the town’s former police headquarters are to be demolished and replaced by a supermarket.

Council chiefs have unveiled ambitious plans to redevelop Irwell Street, which will see the sports complex rebuilt opposite the town hall.

The new food store would only go ahead once the new leisure centre was constructed at Knowsley Place, on top of the Q Park.

The proposals were approved by the council’s cabinet last night.

Bury Council will enter into a three-year agreement with its development partner Ask, which will take the scheme forward and market the site at Irwell Street to potential food retailers and investors.

The planned leisure centre would be funded by the sale of the site and no public money is to be spent.

Cllr Mike Connolly, leader of Bury Council, said: “This is a fantastic proposal which we hope will bring yet more investment and jobs to Bury, following major developments in recent years such as The Rock. The success of The Rock has greatly enhanced Bury’s attractiveness to visitors.

“However, we also need to look at regenerating other parts of the town centre, such as Bolton Street.

“Studies have shown that we need an improved town centre food offer, which regenerates the derelict site of the police building and creates significant job opportunities for local people.

“We would also have new and sustainable high quality leisure facilities at Knowsley Place in a modern, more efficient environmentally friendly building.

“It would be ideally situated, close to the transport interchange, the new Premier Inn and the local colleges, and with car parking beneath it.”

He continued: “I want to reassure our staff and the thousands of leisure centre members that they will enjoy the very latest in leisure facilities and we hope they too will stay with us as we look to provide this new leisure centre for them and all our residents.”

Cllr Connolly added: “It’s early days, and I can’t go into the funding details at this stage, but these are ambitious and realistic plans that keep us one step ahead of the game.

“We are determined to keep this town and borough going forward and continue to make Bury a great place in which to live, work, study and to visit.”

If the foodstore goes ahead, it will mark the latest phase in the enviable renaissance and regeneration of the town centre which has seen the completion of the £350 million Rock shopping and leisure complex and the multi-million pound Knowsley Place development which includes the £10 million health centre and a £6.5 million Premier Inn.

And the thriving Chamberhall site in Bury currently occupies the town’s new £1.8 million fire station, which opened last year, and has been the home of the £16 million police headquarters.
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Old April 19th, 2013, 10:13 PM   #188
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Old Bury paper mill to be transformed into £8.4m fire training complex

10 acres of industrial wasteland, which features a large warehouse, tunnels, bridges, embankments and a stretch of river, will be used to train Greater Manchester's firefighters



Plans to build an £8.4m fire service training complex on the site of a former paper mill have been revealed.

The 10-acre area of industrial wasteland in Bury will be used to train firefighters across Greater Manchester.

The land’s existing features include a large warehouse, tunnels, culverts, bridges, embankments and even a stretch of river – making it the perfect site for firefighters to hone their life-saving skills. The facility, once complete, will be a model for fire and rescue training in the region and beyond.

It will also mean Greater Manchester firefighters will not have to travel to attend ‘costly’ training days at the Fire Service College in Gloucestershire.

The site, on Wellington Street, has been bought by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service from Milliken Industrial Ltd, which used the land for storage.

The £8.4m cost, from fire service funds, represents the total spend on the project, from design through to completion. Early estimates indicate that it could open in 2014.

Fire bosses said the site would be used to provide ‘realistic training scenarios’ and take training policies ‘to a new level’.

The site will also be opened up to the community, with plans to run safety courses for children. Public viewing areas will also be built so the public can watch firefighters in action.

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£500k store to create new jobs

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HOME Bargains is creating up to 40 new jobs with the opening of a £500,000 flagship store in Bury this weekend.

The Mayor of Bury, Cllr Joan Grimshaw, will cut a ribbon to officially open the store to shoppers at the Moorgate Retail Park on Saturday at 8.30am.

The top brand, bottom price retailer’s new store will replace the former MFI unit, next to Carpetright.

The new store will be the third to open in the area, and the 20th Home Bargains to open in Lancashire — joining more than 300 in the UK.

With plans to open another 50 stores throughout the country over the next 12 months, the discount retailer is bucking current trends in the industry.

Joe Morris, operations director at Home Bargains, said: “We’re excited to be opening our new Bury store and look forward to welcoming customers. Moorgate Retail Park will be a great location for us.”

The 20,000 sq ft flagship store will sell a selection of homewares and other goods, including health and beauty, household, sweets, snacks, drinks and alcohol.

TJ Morris Ltd, which trades as Home Bargains, was established more than 30 years ago, opening its first store in Liverpool. The family-owned and run company is one of the largest based on Merseyside.

The discount retailer attracts more than three million customers each week, and has an e-commerce website, so customers can shop online.
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@Jacamo opened at The Rock this week

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New Lidl proposed for the former Gasworks (Victoria Street) site

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Registration Date: 21/06/2013

Ward Name: Bury West - Church

Location: Former Gasworks, Victoria Street, Bury, BL8 1LE

Proposal: Erection of 1598 m2 retail foodstore (Class A1), 325 m2 (Class B1/B8) unit and 325 m2 trade/bulky goods unit (Class A1) together with car parking and landscaping

Case Officer: Helen Longworth

Decision: This case has not yet been decided

Appeal Received Date: This case has no appeals against it
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Well I never. I didn't realize these gas works existed, just thought the impressive Victorian brick wall was an old siding for the abandoned Tottington rail line.

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Well I never. I didn't realize these gas works existed, just thought the impressive Victorian brick wall was an old siding for the abandoned Tottington rail line.

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Yeah a bit like I am learning that the ginger beer I am drinking gives me serious wind. I take it you have of this mysterious supermarket scheme for the site where my gym and swim is next to the ELR?
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New Supermarket and Leisure Centre

I have Cakes. Infact the planning applications have just gone in for the new supermarket (next to the ELR) and the new leisure centre.

http://e-planning.bury.gov.uk/DCWebP...ystemkey=46090

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Town centre bus depot could be replaced with supermarket

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A TOWN centre bus depot could be demolished to make way for a multi-million-pound super-market, creating 450 jobs.

Developers have tabled plans to knock down the First Bus depot at the junction of Rochdale Road and Derby Way and build a superstore and petrol station in its place.

But they are keeping tight-lipped about which company would move into the supermarket, which would occupy 10,499 square metres — roughly the size of one-and-a-half football pitches.

The supermarket would be open 24 hours a day except on Sunday when it would open for six hours.

It would create 350 full-time posts and 100 part-time posts.

Outline plans were submitted to Bury Council last week and a consultation period is under way, ending on August 2.

A First spokesman said: “We can confirm we have been in discussions with developers for a number of years now, but it is not within our gift to comment on any final use of the existing site.

“Our focus is, and has always been, on identifying an alternative site or sites for our operations and we are confident that we will do this in due course.

“There will be no adverse impact on jobs or the services we provide from our Bury depot.”

He added that First does not yet know where it would store its buses if the proposal becomes reality. According to a report sent from developers to the council, the site is made up of the First Bus depot and the Wallwork Heat Treatment Ltd site, both next to The Rock shopping centre.

A report says: “The (supermarket) would be “on stilts” with approx-imately 500 car parking spaces underneath and the petrol filling station to the south west of the site.

“All existing buildings on the site would be demolished.

“Access for customers travelling by car would be via Derby Way and Rochdale Road.

“While our clients remain in ongoing discussions with interested retailers, it is currently not possible to confirm the operator of the store.”

The applicants are First Bus and Morbaine, a commercial development firm whose website says it has “built up a substantial property portfolio, including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and B&Q stores.”

Sainsbury’s and Tesco have both told the Bury Times they are not involved in the project.

The council is aiming to reach a decision on the submission by October 8.
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I find this odd. No I really do. Bury MBC being welcomed by three supermarket proposals. Odd as I would have thought this might impact on the town's (only perhaps) asset in the Market.

Plus I am unsure how they they are going to squeeze the extra cars into the town if these come about.

So supermarket lottery time. Asda is there, Tesco is there. Lidl is coming, Aldi is uo the road. Are we looking at Sainsburys and Morrisons. Couldn't imagine a Booths here. Given their sizes, can't imagine a NIsa or a Co Op.

Personally I would prefer this to be residential, but this is Bury not Battersea.
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Sainsbury's have denied being involved in the First Bus depot proposal - Does that mean they're likely to go for the one next to the ELR?

But I wouldn't be surprised if one of the proposals (most likely the the First Bus depot one) is taken by Asda as a replacement for their old and relatively cramped Angouleme Way store.
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LUSH have now put a planning application in for The Rock Bury. They will be taking the unit next to Phones 4u.
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3 new openings at The Rock in the last couple of weeks





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