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Old February 4th, 2013, 09:21 PM   #941
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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.
I can honestly say when I was at Sut Col, I never ever went there on a night out!

Didn't know there was anything there.

Imo, it would work well with something like a flares-so 50s and over haha!

but seriously I can see this 30s and over place working.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 12:29 PM   #942
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Crown Post Ofice in Sutton Coldfield is under review for a partnership. Probably WH Smith
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Old February 8th, 2013, 03:02 PM   #943
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The post office is dead.

When you have schemes such as collect+ where I can go to my local shop then I will choose that everytime.

Post Offices are a relic of the past, they're open only when I cant get to them (during office hours).

To serve the public they need to be in and operate when/where the public are.
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Old February 9th, 2013, 10:10 AM   #944
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Worth noting that Sutton Coldfield Library will reopen on May 13th, some three years after it closed.
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Old February 9th, 2013, 10:55 AM   #945
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Jesus Christ about time! I forgot what it looks like inside it's been so long. Just like Wyndley. What is it with Sutton and asbestos?
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Old February 11th, 2013, 09:18 PM   #946
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The post office is dead.

When you have schemes such as collect+ where I can go to my local shop then I will choose that everytime.

Post Offices are a relic of the past, they're open only when I cant get to them (during office hours).

To serve the public they need to be in and operate when/where the public are.
Fine, but dont forget they are a lifeline to many pensioners
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Old February 11th, 2013, 10:03 PM   #947
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Fine, but dont forget they are a lifeline to many pensioners
Not intending to be confrontational, but… How?
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Old February 14th, 2013, 09:46 PM   #948
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Worth noting that Sutton Coldfield Library will reopen on May 13th, some three years after it closed.
http://suttoncoldfieldlocal.co.uk/su...d-library-may/
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Old February 14th, 2013, 09:46 PM   #949
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Not intending to be confrontational, but… How?
We don't all have computers and internet.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 11:32 PM   #950
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We don't all have computers and internet.
Not wasn't the point I was making.

I was saying that by having shops employ the collect+ route your local convenience store/newsagent is your post office.

They are more local and more importantly open when you need them to be I.e. after 5pm and weekends.
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Looks like the Cup is getting a major revamp, steelwork extension being erected on the front today
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Old February 19th, 2013, 03:12 PM   #952
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Looks like the Cup is getting a major revamp, steelwork extension being erected on the front today
I had heard that this was planned to become an Indian restaurant but the plans were shelved due to local objections. Not sure what the plans are for it now but as you say, work is progressing quickly.

Also, just up the road, the old Moben kitchen showroom is being fitted out as a restaurant called Nanpan. Another Indian I believe!

At this rate, with the amount of Indian restaurants already here, Sutton will overtake the Balti Triangle as curry capital of Brum!
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Not intending to be confrontational, but… How?
collecting their pension, talking to the cashiers, paying their bills
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Old February 19th, 2013, 10:15 PM   #954
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collecting their pension, talking to the cashiers, paying their bills
Something that could be done in the model I keep suggesting. Infancy with the new model they could do this whenever they wanted instead of standing outside in the cold waiting for the post office to open.
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RE:Indian Resutaurants



Who is keeping these Indian restaurants going? There are only so many people.

If love to know the saturation point.

If love something like Turners or Loves to open in Sutton.
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Also, just up the road, the old Moben kitchen showroom is being fitted out as a restaurant called Nanpan. Another Indian I believe!

At this rate, with the amount of Indian restaurants already here, Sutton will overtake the Balti Triangle as curry capital of Brum!

I went to look around the "Balti Triangle" a while back and was very disappointed, not as good as it used to be or its on the move?...anyway back to Sutton, good to see a flourishing restaurant scene at this end of the town. Sutton town centre itself remains positively bland and mediocre. So much potential with a large catchment area, ruined when they replaced the planned shopping centre with the awful Newhall Walk and failed to build anything behind the Gracechurch centre.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 12:39 AM   #957
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Who is keeping these Indian restaurants going? There are only so many people.

If love to know the saturation point.

If love something like Turners or Loves to open in Sutton.

Sutton town centre could do with more venues similar to the Verdo Lounge in Wylde Green and also other stylish but not over-priced bistros etc. Something that fills the gap between the usual pub/restaurant chains and the more expensive restaurants.

As well as potentially bringing a bit of life to the Parade, the area near Pizza by Goli and opposite would be ideal because of the wide pavements and opportunities for outdoor seating areas.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 01:03 AM   #958
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I always fancied King Edward Square as a nice alfresco dining and eating area.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 01:32 PM   #959
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If love something like Turners or Loves to open in Sutton.
I would eat at somewhere like that at least once a month I'm sure. Sick of having to drive or get a bus into town.
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Anyone know what's happening next to the Town Hall, site being cleared by JCB's and hoardings being erected?
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