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Old February 12th, 2012, 05:25 PM   #3041
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Well, thats the harbour officially given up on I guess.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 07:48 PM   #3042
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Well, thats the harbour officially given up on I guess.
From Wikipedia...A harbor or harbour (see spelling differences), or haven, is a place where ships, boats, and barges can seek shelter through stormy weather, or else are stored for future use. Harbors can be natural or artificial. An artificial harbor has deliberately-constructed breakwaters, sea walls, or jettys, or otherwise, they could have been constructed by dredging, and these require maintenance by further periodic dredging. An example of the former kind is at Long Beach Harbor, California, and an example of the latter kind is San Diego Harbor, California, which was, under natural conditions, too shallow for modern merchant ships and warships.

Says nothing about a few flats and yet another Tesco.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 08:36 PM   #3043
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I'm sorry, I shall try again.

Well, thats the harbour development officially given up on I guess.

I really don't have the time or energy to go digging up the official development notes and such to check the proper title for the scheme so for the duration of this conversation can we just agree that when I say 'harbour' I'm referring to the development area known as 'Glasgow Harbour' and not anything else? I really hope this is acceptable and doesn't cause people to confuse this development with one of the many other non-existant harbours in the Greater Glasgow area.

[/sarcasm] - in case that wasn't blatantly ******* obvious either.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 02:21 AM   #3044
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Sorry, wasn't aimed at you, rather at the development and the daft name given to it.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 05:55 AM   #3045
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Ah, sorry...

Night shifts are not kind to my sense of humour or interpretation.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 10:24 PM   #3046
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I share your doubts about the shop units in the Buchanan Quarter being complete next year, hopefully though we will be wrong.
Went past today, there's a substantial amount of steel up already, they're going like the clappers. At this rate next year will be no problem.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 12:23 PM   #3047
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HoF unveils details of extended Portas collaboration.

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House of Fraser has revealed further details of its continued collaboration with retail guru Mary Portas.

Earlier this month Drapers revealed that Portas will launch four more Mary & House of Fraser shop-in-shops, extending her collaboration with the department store group.

Each new Mary shop, which will open at House of Fraser stores in Westfield London, Guildford, Manchester and Glasgow, has its own personality and a hand-picked team of stylists personally trained by Portas.

Although each new boutique will have a nod to Portas’ original shop-in-shop at the Oxford Street branch of House of Fraser in London, they will also pick up on the history and heritage of the individual host city.

In Manchester, an original loom will be the shop centrepiece because of the city’s rich textile manufacture heritage.

For spring 12 new additions to the store concept are British jewellery from Tatty Devine and natural beauty products by Cowshed.

Portas’ new made-in-Britain knicker range, Kinky Knickers, which launched in Liberty last week, will also be sold via the shop-in-shops.

“The success of Mary Portas at House of Fraser has been unprecedented. Our customers are excited about and engaged with Mary’s vision and product,” said Stephanie Chen executive director of womenswear at House of Fraser.

“We’ve expanded the collections and been quite daring this season, taking on board the huge amount of insightful feedback that we have received from women across the country.”

The Mary store at Westfield London will open on March 8 followed by the Guildford store the following week on March 15, the Manchester store on March 22 and finally the Glasgow store on April 4.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 01:54 PM   #3048
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Silverburn


Clarks, are opening a new store in april, not sure which unit theyve took. I work for them, and vacancies came through yesterday.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 02:18 PM   #3049
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Silverburn.

How many units are actually lying empty at Silverburn? I've read many times that the centre is 100% full.. So where will Clarks and Mango open then? Someone said that Mango were supposed to open in the Superdry unit, but I'm sure someone said that wasn't going ahead or something?
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Old February 16th, 2012, 02:49 PM   #3050
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Silverburn.

Well Barratts the shoe shop has shut down. So it's empty.

and the old principles unit that has been hawkins bazar / a furniture shop on and off is empty again.

I assume it is one of these...
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Old February 18th, 2012, 08:43 PM   #3051
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I am very dubious about the Glasgow Fort development being "opened in 2013" as they state, explanation below.....

I used to own a business in the Glasgow Fort which opened at the start of 2008 - and when I opened, I was told that Phase 2 would be TRADING by that Christmas! Considering not a brick had been laid, I knew this was a load of crap

Then, after numerous delays, we were always told that Phase 2 building was commencing "later this year", and when that came and went, it was always "early next year" - and now it seems phase 2 (Marks & Sparks) has been put on ice altogether

Then came the cinema development, which again - was meant to happen years ago, and I have been hearing left right and centre from within Fort that is seems to be the same case as Phase 2 - "it will start later this year / early next year" and so on

Last I heard work was meant to start early in 2011, and now they are saying 2013 opening?? Hmmm......

I know it will happen eventually - but i'll believe it when I see it!
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Old February 18th, 2012, 08:56 PM   #3052
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I am very dubious about the Glasgow Fort development being "opened in 2013" as they state, explanation below.....

I used to own a business in the Glasgow Fort which opened at the start of 2008 - and when I opened, I was told that Phase 2 would be TRADING by that Christmas! Considering not a brick had been laid, I knew this was a load of crap

Then, after numerous delays, we were always told that Phase 2 building was commencing "later this year", and when that came and went, it was always "early next year" - and now it seems phase 2 (Marks & Sparks) has been put on ice altogether

Then came the cinema development, which again - was meant to happen years ago, and I have been hearing left right and centre from within Fort that is seems to be the same case as Phase 2 - "it will start later this year / early next year" and so on

Last I heard work was meant to start early in 2011, and now they are saying 2013 opening?? Hmmm......

I know it will happen eventually - but i'll believe it when I see it!
That's a shame Marks & Sparks isn't moving in to a site there. Any reason why they decided not to?
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Old February 19th, 2012, 12:43 AM   #3053
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That's a shame Marks & Sparks isn't moving in to a site there. Any reason why they decided not to?
They still are being tipped to move in according to Fort - just on ice for now - but I am not convinced to be honest
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Old February 19th, 2012, 04:02 AM   #3054
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JoJo Maman Bebe.

JoJo Maman Bebe have opened on Great George Street in the former Intersport unit.
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Old February 19th, 2012, 11:21 PM   #3055
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Glasgow Fort


Gravity are relocating to the former furniture innovations/birthdays unit to make way for swarovski.
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Old February 20th, 2012, 04:49 PM   #3056
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That's a shame Marks & Sparks isn't moving in to a site there. Any reason why they decided not to?
I hope they don't open at The Fort at all. If people want Marks and Spencer, come into the city centre - Argyle Street and Sauchiehall Street thanks.
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Old February 21st, 2012, 11:57 AM   #3057
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I hope they don't open at The Fort at all. If people want Marks and Spencer, come into the city centre - Argyle Street and Sauchiehall Street thanks.
Agree. **** the Fort. It's hell.
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Old February 21st, 2012, 08:04 PM   #3058
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Tourist spending in UK cities increased in December.

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A new report examining tourist spending trends across the UK's major cities during December 2011, showed that visitors to Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Manchester spent 48% more than in December 2010.

The report by Premier Tax Free found that visitors to Glasgow came top, spending 175% more in December 2011 than in December 2010. Americans made up the majority of the rise, increasing their spending in the citymby more than 290%. Chinese visitors spent 180% more and visitors from the UAE 83% more. In comparison tourist spending in London and Manchester increased by 35% and in Edinburgh by 31%.

In London tourists typically spent £428 per sale in December. The report found that spending by Norwegians increased the most from 2010, with the nation spending 74% more. Spending by Qataris and Kuwaitis increased by 44% and 41% respectively while Americans spent 36% more.

December also showed some distinct tourist trading peaks in London. The most intense spending occurred between 23 and 31 December with 33% of total value. This is up 50% from the same period in 2010.

The biggest tourist spending day was Boxing Day, accounting for 5% of total tourist spending in the capital. This was 90% more than the same day in 2010, with a typical transaction value of £302.

Lebanese tourists took the greatest advantage of the sales, spending the most per transaction on Boxing Day at £1,225. They were followed by Saudi Arabians who spent £460 per sale.

The traffic free shopping days in London’s West End on 10 and 11 December also had a positive impact on tourist sales accounting for 5% of the total value of transactions over the month. In general, tourists spent £414 per transaction over the weekend, with those from Indonesia spending the most per transaction, at £1,473.

Duncan Bews, director of sales at Premier Tax Free said: "It is very encouraging to know that tourists are flocking to the UK to spend their money. These figures demonstrate how valuable the tourist industry is, especially over peak shopping periods."

He added: "In addition, these numbers show no signs of slowing down. Retailers need to make the most of visitors to the UK eager to take advantage of the lower pound. Those that convert the additional 20% tourists can claim back through tax free shopping into sales can make substantial gains."
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Old February 21st, 2012, 09:35 PM   #3059
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Waitrose tonight have been granted permission in Helensburgh subject to certain conditions. Only Spent about 8 hours at a council meeting to decide it!!
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Old February 21st, 2012, 10:16 PM   #3060
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The Fort.

Gravity has now opened inthe former Furniture Inovations unit to make way for Swarovski.

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Hey @gravityglasgow store is now OPEN... this store has moved down next to Claire's Accessories!
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