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Old December 16th, 2012, 08:44 PM   #6781
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Plans reveal new food court look for the Kingfisher


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Excellent news, look forward to seeing this one move forward.


Lloyds old unit on new st has been papered up, ATMs removed and boarded up and the old signage removed, wonder if they've got a tenant lined up or if they're just clearing the unit resdy
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Old December 17th, 2012, 05:36 PM   #6782
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Over 340,000 shoppers at bullring weekend jus gone

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Old December 17th, 2012, 06:02 PM   #6783
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Sorry to be picky but why is it that less than 250,000 people visiting Bluewater is given far more prominent billing than nearly 100,000 more visiting the Bullring? It almost seems an after thought?
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Old December 17th, 2012, 07:44 PM   #6784
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Because it is in easy convenient location of Daily Mail HQ.
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Old December 18th, 2012, 09:00 PM   #6785
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Boden pop up store is closing on Christmas Eve, wonder what will replace it?
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Old December 18th, 2012, 09:33 PM   #6786
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Old December 18th, 2012, 09:47 PM   #6787
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It could well be Bose according to those documents, if it does happen I wonder if it'll he a relocation from the Sutton Coldfield branch, which is in a very random spot.
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Old December 18th, 2012, 10:06 PM   #6788
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Not so random if it's such an affluent area.. (although in my opinion they're ridiculously stupidly overpriced for what they are).
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Old December 20th, 2012, 11:41 PM   #6789
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More than 2m visitors in past week, 9.2% up on national average for footfall

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by Graeme Brown, Birmingham PostDec 20 2012

More than two million shoppers headed to Birmingham city centre in the past week as Christmas provides some much-needed respite to retailers.

Figures supplied by Retail Birmingham claim visitor footfall is ahead of the national average figure by 9.2 per cent in the penultimate week before Christmas, compared to 7.4 per cent in the corresponding week in 2011.


The Christmas Parade saw 40,000 visitors flock to the city centre and the Frankfurt Christmas Market, spending its 12th consecutive year in the city, have boosted numbers.

The Bullring shopping centre reported more than one million people visiting the mall during the first week of December and stores are anticipating a high volume of customers up to Christmas Eve.


Jonathan Cheetham, Chair of Retail Birmingham and General Manager of The Pallasades, commented: “The Christmas period is a hugely important period for our retailers in Birmingham city centre and we’re delighted by the number of visitors and shoppers we are seeing in the bustling streets and centres.

"Birmingham city centre has fared very well when compared against the national footfall benchmark, once again reinforcing that the retail and Christmas offer in this great city is second to none.

“Retail Birmingham has worked closely with Marketing Birmingham to contribute to a wide reaching ‘Birmingham – Open for Christmas’ campaign, including radio adverts voiced by actress Julie Walters, to encourage those from outside the region to come and explore what the city centre has to offer.”

Among the attractions laid on for shoppers are a Christmas grotto at House of Fraser, the “Forest of Light” at The Mailbox, a series of Craft Markets at Pavilions and Great Western Arcade, as well as the renowned Frankfurt German Market and Craft Market.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 12:57 PM   #6790
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Bank Of Dave star wants to start business in Birmingham

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A self-made millionaire who set up a ‘bank’ in his home town for those who couldn’t get credit anywhere else wants to duplicate the scheme in Birmingham – and bring a historic building back to life.

Dave Fishwick – star of Channel 4’s Bank of Dave – claims there is now a two-year waiting list to pay in to his Burnley Savings and Loans and is aiming to repeat the model in the Midlands to serve individuals and businesses.

Part of the plan could see Mr Fishwick revive the former Birmingham Municipal Bank in Broad Street, which has stood empty for more than a decade.

While in the city, Mr Fishwick visited the derelict head office of the former Municipal Bank on Broad Street, which was established in the aftermath of the First World War as a savings bank for the citizens of Birmingham.

The council-owned building, which has a Grade II preservation order, has been empty since 2001 and is earmarked for offices as part of the long-awaited Arena Central and V-Building development.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 01:43 PM   #6791
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I though that building was already earmarked for performing arts or something?
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Old December 21st, 2012, 05:00 PM   #6792
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Site Address Stratford Road/Wycombe Road Hall Green Birmingham B28 9EH
Proposal Erection of a new retail food store (Use Class A1) with associated car parking and landscaping
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Old December 21st, 2012, 11:06 PM   #6793
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Flares on Broad St is changing to Popworld

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Site Address Popworld 55 Broad Street Birmingham B1 2HJ
Proposal Display of 1 internally illuminated set of letters, 1 no. internally illuminated projection sign, 2 no. internally illuminated menu cases, 6 no. illuminated floodlights and 1 no. internally illuminated facia sign
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 08:23 AM   #6794
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Dwell is open. I walked past it a few times today. For some reason it looked really dead in there. The store looks good but I struggled to see more than 4 or 5 customers in there each time despite the fact that the Bullring was heaving...
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 10:16 AM   #6795
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I suppose it's not really a Christmas store, furniture isn't really present material
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 12:05 PM   #6796
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Dwell is a big store, didn't realise the unit went back so far.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 02:27 AM   #6797
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It could well be Bose according to those documents, if it does happen I wonder if it'll he a relocation from the Sutton Coldfield branch, which is in a very random spot.
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Old December 24th, 2012, 02:57 AM   #6798
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I suppose it's not really a Christmas store, furniture isn't really present material
You're very much correct, the big kick-off will be mid january in their sector so good timing in preparation for it
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Old December 27th, 2012, 02:07 AM   #6799
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Another split retail story in Brum. Yep the old corner of the field where all the sheep run to mentality is still thriving in Brum with 100,000s shopping in Bullring, but the owner of Saks Hair has blasted the council once again for not looking after the retail offering in the Colmore BD. I feel for the chap - all they want is the council to look at the business rates and put pressure on landlords' rent amounts and see if there is any movement for some discounts etc but he feels like he along with many other businesses are not being listened to. They are threatening to not open on some days to give a premonition of what might happen if something's not done to help. I agree with him - as soon as Corporation St became quieter I feared for this part of town. It's ludicrous really to think of how small a distance it is across our retail pull yet a city of our innovation hasn't thought about splitting the retail into quarters or pods!! I still maintain we need another mall over in the SnowHill / Hospitals area.
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'Grand Central/John Lewis' won't help either.. Maybe we just need to rely on the Tram network to get shoppers back to Corporation Street.
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