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Old August 4th, 2008, 10:35 PM   #121
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Work has now started on the old WH smiths store with the hording displaying the River Island logo (old news I know)
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Old August 6th, 2008, 11:35 AM   #122
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Major work going on at the old All Sports site, still don't know what for yet





Im just glad they removed that tree that was growing out the chimmney for years.....; )
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Old August 6th, 2008, 11:58 AM   #123
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I live for the day when there isn't a single tree growing out of any of our buildings.



I expect to live to at least 120
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Old August 6th, 2008, 12:13 PM   #124
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I don't think Scottish Widow's have actually found a tenant for that site yet, although it's comforting that they are converting the place in readiness for potential ones and are actively promoting the opportunity.
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Old August 6th, 2008, 02:56 PM   #125
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I don't think Scottish Widow's have actually found a tenant for that site yet, although it's comforting that they are converting the place in readiness for potential ones and are actively promoting the opportunity.
That's the most encouraging thing about it Bugged, that they clearly have the confidence in the market to invest in the building and bring it up to spec even without tennants lined up. To be honest it's a bit of a no brainer though now that Church Street has gone from being one of the quiestest to one of the busiest streets in the city, virtually overnight!
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Old August 6th, 2008, 04:27 PM   #126
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True, I just wish they'd all see sense and open til 8 pm. Otherwise they all deserve to lose out to Liverpool One really.
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Old August 6th, 2008, 04:50 PM   #127
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I have a feeling that when the second phase opens then shops in other areas of the city centre will open til 8pm. Especially if shops like Topman etc start opening until 8pm within the walkthrough area from Liverpool One to Church Street.

With the bars/restaurants opening in the second phase there should be no cross over stage of shopping into nightlife it should finally create a feeling in Liverpool where the day rolls in to the night just like other busy cities rather than lets all go home at 5 and come back in to town later for a drink. All this with the run up to xmas should send out signals to the BID board so that they encourage the other hsops to stay open all week ratehr than just on thursdays.
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Old August 6th, 2008, 08:04 PM   #128
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I live for the day when there isn't a single tree growing out of any of our buildings.

I expect to live to at least 120
Personally I would like to see lots of trees and greenery growing out of the walls of our buildings but as vertical gardens rather than symbols of decay .
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Old August 6th, 2008, 08:42 PM   #129
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True, I just wish they'd all see sense and open til 8 pm. Otherwise they all deserve to lose out to Liverpool One really.
I've noticed Primark already has extended its hours til 8pm Mon-Fri
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Old August 6th, 2008, 08:44 PM   #130
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I've noticed Primark already has extended its hours til 8pm Mon-Fri
That's a good sign. I think it will likely be the norm by the time we run up to Christmas.
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Old August 8th, 2008, 07:33 PM   #131
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Much as I hate them, Tesco do have a nack for putting shops in very useful places.. this one at the bottom of Mount Pleasant.. very good for the local residents especially as it's open something like 6-11. And in this location it's not like it's competing with a plethora of local stores.

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Old August 9th, 2008, 01:51 AM   #132
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Nice to see that building actually being used for something. Must have been completed about what, 2 years ago now?

Last time I passed, didn't look like any of the apartments were taken either.
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Old August 9th, 2008, 03:27 AM   #133
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We do need more amenities like this all over the city centre, especially ones which are open early and close late (9-5 is useless for most residents) before living in the city centre becomes a more obvious choice.
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Old August 9th, 2008, 12:17 PM   #134
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These supermarkets seem to be everywhere now. I have a choice of three Tescos, one Sainsburys and one (soon to be two) M&S Simply Food within a 10 minute walk.

I can't stand any of them.

What I really need is for Mattas and Christian's Fruit & Veg to be open 24/7. Throw in News from Nowhere and I'm in Bold Street Heaven.

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Old August 9th, 2008, 12:35 PM   #135
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Spot on Baba. The city (and country for that matter) is crying out for more small independents and specialist bakers, fishmongers, butchers, cheese shops, coffee shops, cafes and so on.
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Old August 9th, 2008, 02:07 PM   #136
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^ BUT, until they're open outside of normal shopping hours those stores are only of limited use. This is why I hope we shift to a much more continental culture soon where places stay open and town stays alive well into the evening.

Recently I went down the Curry Mile in Manchester and was amazed how lively everything was, nearly all the shops were open and people were everywhere right up till about 10 or 11pm. It felt great and much safer than the usual city centre ghost town.
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Old August 9th, 2008, 02:29 PM   #137
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I prefer Lark Lane to the 'Curry Mile' - there's more variety and it looks better. There are two supermarkets where the Mayfair used to be that are open late.

I prefer maximum choice which I don't really get from the metro type stores you find in town (and every other town). It's great when you run out of milk but I'm not a big fan of refrigerated sandwiches, so-called croissants, bananas that look like they have never seen the light of day and machines that say 'Unexpected item on the belt'.
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Old August 9th, 2008, 04:48 PM   #138
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Much as I hate them, Tesco do have a nack for putting shops in very useful places.. this one at the bottom of Mount Pleasant.. very good for the local residents especially as it's open something like 6-11. And in this location it's not like it's competing with a plethora of local stores.
Months back we heard (unofficially) Tesco are signed up to a big unit on Hanover St below the Gradwell Street carpark.. anyone any news on that? The unit has been ready to fit out for some months but no activity there.
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Old August 17th, 2008, 01:48 PM   #139
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The new River Island store will be opening on Saturday 1st November with the existing store closing on Saturday 25th October.

http://xml.riverisland.com/flash/content.php
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Old August 17th, 2008, 01:58 PM   #140
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The new River Island store will be opening on Saturday 1st November with the existing store closing on Saturday 25th October.

http://xml.riverisland.com/flash/content.php
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