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Old April 4th, 2007, 03:38 PM   #21
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This would be a great shame. I lived on Parsonage Road for a year or so, and thought Pleasure was a decent place for a quick pint or two. Generally speaking, to describe the crowd as ‘wanky’ is rather unfair (although on occasion I may have agreed, Timo). Overall I always considered Pleasure, along with Solomon’s (when not too busy) as the better places in Withington for a few drinks** (Fuel too sterile downstairs; The White Lion too filled with mutated misfits, many of whom were seeking to nurture very thin moustaches, if I recall correctly).

The few seats outside provided a pleasant (if not entirely, erm, Pleasurable) beverage consumption location, despite the fact that Magic Bus fumes would shave 12 minutes per pint from my life expectancy). And despite the asthmatically slow service, the place was best for its Irish Breakfast – the best I found in Withington – and a read of a newspaper on a slow Sunday morning.

**Visits to The Albert I reserve for occasions – birthdays, Christmases etc – and The Vic was never the same following the removal of the nude spot-the-difference ‘quiz’ machine.

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Old April 4th, 2007, 03:40 PM   #22
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Old April 4th, 2007, 05:52 PM   #23
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Danger for Salford's first 24hour pub?

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Crescent doom?

A SALFORD pub where Karl Marx discussed communist theory over a pint is up for sale at 690,000, triggering fears it could be lost to developers.A SALFORD pub where Karl Marx discussed communist theory over a pint is up for sale at 690,000, triggering fears it could be lost to developers.

The Crescent in Salford has been in the Good Beer Guide for almost 20 years and is regarded as a real ale institution.

The Grade II listed building was built in the 1860s and opened as licensed dining rooms. Marx and his political collaborator Friedrich Engels talked about revolution and the theory of communism there.

At the time it was somewhat appropriately called The Red Dragon.

The pub stands on The Crescent, a busy dual carriageway on the A6 corridor which Salford City Council and Central Salford Urban Regeneration Company have earmarked for development as a tree-lined boulevard. They see the road, and Chapel Street which it joins, as a key location for creating a gateway into the city, with shops, restaurants and bars, and a partial ban on traffic.

In August 2005 it was the first to apply for 24-hour opening under new licensing laws.

The pub is privately owned and managed by Sal and Idy Phillips who have kept it on the map by selling real ales, serving good food and opening all day.

Andrew Dodd, spokesman for Christie and Co, the agents for the sale, said: "We are marketing it both as a pub or as ideal for development subject to planning permission. We have already had quite a bit of interest in it. The owner is retiring and would like to take things easier."

In 2004, The Crescent was named Manchester Food and Drink Festival Pub of the Year.

Salford councillor and Campaign For Real Ale member, John Warmisham, said: "My fear and that of other real ale lovers is that a pub with as good a reputation as The Crescent could be lost.

"As well as real ales it has Belgian and German beers, and real cider and scrumpy.

"The atmosphere is terrific - a mix of locals, businessmen and students and lecturers from Salford University. It would be a travesty if it closed.

"The regeneration of the Chapel Street area has already seen a number of apartments go up plus the transformation of the old Salford Royal Hospital into flats.

"As more people come to live in the area a great pub is even more essential."
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Old April 4th, 2007, 08:10 PM   #24
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The loss of Marx's old local would be a disaster.

I think the REDDEST pickets should be hired to block the demo workers.
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Old April 14th, 2007, 11:28 PM   #25
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Old April 14th, 2007, 11:30 PM   #26
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nice photos markey
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Old April 15th, 2007, 12:00 AM   #27
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Old April 15th, 2007, 12:05 AM   #28
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Danger for Salford's first 24hour pub?
Does the Crescent still have Bar Billiards? I used to love playing that after a few pints, it'd be a crime if it closed
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 08:47 PM   #29
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To most people, M2 is a 25.7 mile long motorway in Kent. In Manchester, M-Two is a 1,600 capacity nightclub near St Peters Square.

But before you jump to conclusions about the place, this isnt the bling bling, commercial RnB WAG spot/ student hole that its rumoured to be. Not anymore anyway.



M-Two has had a facelift. Its not just the sassy new interior that you will notice, the main difference is the variety. Moving away from the RnB only image, the club has introduced big name electro house DJs on Saturday nights, plus hosting drumnbass and indie sessions. In fact, it hasnt had a face lift, so much as full on reconstructive surgery.

M-Two Marketing Manager, Carl Lamb said: M-Two has been known as an RnB venue for far too long, the diversity of the venue and the quality of the sound system means it lends itself perfectly to any genre of music.
Sounds like it may have improved a bit
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 10:55 PM   #30
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Sounds like it may have improved a bit
I bet its still shit.
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Old April 27th, 2007, 01:01 AM   #31
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Went to Choapraya last night , fantastic resurant beatiful food ,, but im sure a couple of the waitress's were Lady Boys
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Old April 27th, 2007, 09:08 AM   #32
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Went to Choapraya last night , fantastic resurant beatiful food ,, but im sure a couple of the waitress's were Lady Boys
Yeah it's good eh H. They've ven nailed the rice. The coconut rice wrapped in banana leaf could be eaten on its own. Nice prices too.
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Old April 28th, 2007, 08:43 PM   #33
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I ve been to M2 great night club
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 11:13 AM   #34
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Zizzi are now recruiting for there new restaraunt in Spinningfields
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Old May 4th, 2007, 05:49 PM   #35
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Ha! Ha! canteen set to open in the leftbank.

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Old May 4th, 2007, 09:30 PM   #36
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They should have made it bigger along time ago. The dance floor needs making bigger its tiny.
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Old May 11th, 2007, 12:48 AM   #37
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Had a nice meal in Numero next to GN tower tonight ,very nice indeed .
Noticed the old Persia resturant as reopened as Relish , looks very swish .
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Old May 11th, 2007, 12:55 PM   #38
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FEARS: Cllr Marc Ramsbottom in front of the project
A FLOOD of applications for alcohol licences at a Piccadilly development has led to fears that a new drinking zone will be created.

Argent Group plc has submitted eight applications for alcohol and entertainment licences for units in its Piccadilly Place development, currently under construction.

The complex will include offices, shops, flats, bars and restaurants around a square, opposite Piccadilly station.

Local councillor Marc Ramsbottom said: "We're concerned at the number of applications. This will create a new drinking destination in the city centre if approved, similar to the Printworks which has had huge crime and disorder problems since it opened. Eight applications seems excessive when city centre police are already stretched to the limit on the weekends."

But project director Clive Bartlam said: "At the moment it is not our intention to create a new drinking destination.

"These applications are provisional, allowing us to keep our options open and offer a number of alternatives to possible occupiers."
what do the council expect when they approve a scheme with bars and restaraunts in, for no one wanting to apply for licenses there
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Old May 12th, 2007, 08:15 PM   #39
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Old May 17th, 2007, 11:16 AM   #40
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Hacienda rocks again

CLUBBERS and historians are joining forces to resurrect one of the country's most famous venues - for one night only.

For 15 years the Hacienda nightclub was renowned around the world as the spiritual home of rave culture and the Manchester music scene.

Now, on the 25th anniversary of the club opening night, former patrons and historians from the Museum of Science and Industry are staging a one-night revival.

The venue on Whitworth Street West was founded by music producer Rob Gretton and Factory Records impresario Anthony Wilson using profits from the success of band New Order.

It once hosted top DJs and pop acts such as Madonna, but has now been demolished and replaced by luxury flats.

Memories

Clubbers who visited the venue are being urged to share their memories and any memorabilia at a reminiscence event at the Dry bar on Oldham Street next Monday. Fans will then be transported to a film night Ghosts of the Hacienda at One Central Street featuring footage of club action shot during its heyday.

The accounts of clubbers will be recorded and accompany the museum's archive collection of Hacienda material, which includes flyers and the original architect's plans for the nightclub.

Jan Hargreaves, from the museum, said: "The Hacienda is an important part of Manchester's identity and a focal point for the `Madchester' scene.

"We have a number of items from the club but we wanted to capture some of the essence about why it was such a success. The best way is to speak to people who were part of it and add their voices to our collections."

The venue, which opened in 1982 and closed in 1997, featured in the film 24 Hour Party People which told the story of the Manchester music scene.
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