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Old February 24th, 2017, 10:50 PM   #1921
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Paesano currently fitting out the old Costa Unit on Great Western Rd.
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Old February 25th, 2017, 03:36 PM   #1922
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Has the Tinderbox in Hillhead subway station closed down?
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Old February 25th, 2017, 04:53 PM   #1923
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I think so, was never many people in it. I think I was one of the few people who actually used it!
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Old February 25th, 2017, 09:29 PM   #1924
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It closed nearly a year ago, just before the summer shutdown.
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Old March 3rd, 2017, 08:23 PM   #1925
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I believe it will be re-opening soon as a Costa
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Old March 3rd, 2017, 08:27 PM   #1926
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Boo, hate Costa - coffee is rotten.
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Old March 3rd, 2017, 08:39 PM   #1927
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It might have made for a good espresso bar like the one on West Nile Street. Not a place to linger for long, but to grab a drink and go. We should be reserving vacant sites for independent retailers. What's the point of having the same shops on every street?

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Old March 3rd, 2017, 09:27 PM   #1928
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Boo, hate Costa - coffee is rotten.
Not at all,
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Old March 11th, 2017, 11:28 PM   #1929
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Six by Nico looking bright and fresh :The Duchess of Argyle (formerly Rockus) looking distinctly old- fashioned ... and a very poor old-fashioned at that.

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Old March 12th, 2017, 11:51 AM   #1930
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I'd really like to see some public realm work done in Finnieston.
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Old March 12th, 2017, 12:22 PM   #1931
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I'd really like to see some public realm work done in Finnieston.
GCC will tell you it's Third World pavements add to it's bohemian charm.
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Old March 12th, 2017, 03:24 PM   #1932
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I'd really like to see some public realm work done in Finnieston.
They are starting to asphalt the whole of Argyle street from Haugh road to Finnieston st starting next month .... Yorkhill community council have been trying for years .
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Asphalt the road or is that including the pavements? Can we not expect the same granite treatment that other areas of the city enjoy?
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Old March 12th, 2017, 07:31 PM   #1934
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asphalt seem ok as an interm measure - granite, trees and pavement widening should be end goal
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Old March 12th, 2017, 10:23 PM   #1935
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It might have made for a good espresso bar like the one on West Nile Street. Not a place to linger for long, but to grab a drink and go. We should be reserving vacant sites for independent retailers. What's the point of having the same shops on every street?

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Who would sit with a coffee on the subway though, unless you want it spilt all over you.

Costa have the money and clout to keep it running, Tinderbox don't. Maybe a wee (independent) shop with coffee making facilities, would have been been more successful?
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Old March 12th, 2017, 11:56 PM   #1936
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asphalt seem ok as an interm measure - granite, trees and pavement widening should be end goal
I don't really care much for granite. 'We'll granite it one day' seems to be used as the excuse not to do anything with pavements at all. It's also good that the city seems to be moving away from using concrete which seems to have a lifespan of one winter.
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Old March 13th, 2017, 11:46 AM   #1937
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I thought the stone around bunchanan street, gordon street, wilson street etc was granite but now I think about it, I don't actually know! But whatever that is, go with that eventually
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Old March 13th, 2017, 05:42 PM   #1938
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They are starting to asphalt the whole of Argyle street from Haugh road to Finnieston st starting next month.
Starting today! Not too sure about the asphalt but anything is better than the horrendous patched concrete

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Old March 13th, 2017, 06:18 PM   #1939
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I thought the stone around bunchanan street, gordon street, wilson street etc was granite but now I think about it, I don't actually know! But whatever that is, go with that eventually
Caithness flagstones with Cornish granite edgings and kerbstones , Charlie.
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Old March 13th, 2017, 08:16 PM   #1940
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Looks horrible and doesn't offer anything unique. I give it 6 months. Really liked Rockus, shame it's turned into this.
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