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Old December 14th, 2012, 05:35 PM   #5861
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It's the last few days of our region's Comet stores for anyone wanting to bid farewell

In our region Sunderland (Retail Park) Team Valley and Kingston Park will close for good on Sunday.

Silverlink will be among the last of Comet's final trading hours as it closes on 18th December.

Interestingly I heard that there's a waiting list for Team Valley sites so I wonder who will take Comet's soon to be available unit
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Old December 14th, 2012, 11:19 PM   #5862
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A mate of mine has been looking at taking over an empty shop in Saville Row, but says that Tesco have beaten him to it.
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Old December 15th, 2012, 02:20 AM   #5863
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A mate of mine has been looking at taking over an empty shop in Saville Row, but says that Tesco have beaten him to it.
Without specifying [unless you want to] is there anything big enough there to make a Tesco 'mini mart' ?
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Old December 15th, 2012, 04:39 AM   #5864
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He was interested in the shop that recently had the Slow Motion Car Crash "artwork" in it.

I had a look at it this afternoon and it seems far too small for a Tesco. But there's a huge empty shop right next to it that's probably the same size as their Percy Street branch.

There might be nothing in this whatsoever, and there's no sign of activity inside or liquor applications on the window. But it wouldn't be a bad spot to open up. Just off Northumberland Street, lots of people living nearby, and a steady stream of students walking past most of the year.
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Old December 15th, 2012, 02:14 PM   #5865
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He was interested in the shop that recently had the Slow Motion Car Crash "artwork" in it.

I had a look at it this afternoon and it seems far too small for a Tesco. But there's a huge empty shop right next to it that's probably the same size as their Percy Street branch.

There might be nothing in this whatsoever, and there's no sign of activity inside or liquor applications on the window. But it wouldn't be a bad spot to open up. Just off Northumberland Street, lots of people living nearby, and a steady stream of students walking past most of the year.
I agree. They tend to be slightly more 'main road' but there is a lot of passing traffic there.

Nothing in licence apps that I can find either.

It's worse footfall, but I assume Remploy in princess sq will become vacant soon.
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Old December 15th, 2012, 04:30 PM   #5866
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Primark, Northumberland Street - Update

Not a great deal of change since Ken O'Heed's photos of 29th November, but I took some photos this morning . . .


1 - The Exterior Cladding along the Northumberland Road side of the building is looking much better than in the early renders . . .





2 - At least the "big gap" in the centre of the Northumberland Street frontage is now filled in . . .



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Old December 16th, 2012, 04:22 PM   #5867
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Theres some odd stuff about House if Fraser going around on Twitter.

Rumour has it that gap and other concessions are pulling out. Its nonsense. My sources from CSC said it's nonsense as does the HoF Twitter
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Old December 20th, 2012, 01:13 PM   #5868
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Licence Review

Review of the licence of the 'offy' on Pilgrim Street. IMHO the Polis could gainfully look at one or two other premises first. I use this place a bit, and save for some mad though harmless 'characters' I ve never seen a problem.

http://publicaccess.newcastle.gov.uk...=MFBS67BS00M00

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• The prevention of crime and disorder
• The prevention of public nuisance
Perhaps they re making up for missing the brothel in the same block [also in front of their noses].

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Old December 20th, 2012, 06:38 PM   #5869
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Urban Outfitters roof not so good: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/north...1634-32467150/
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Old December 20th, 2012, 07:00 PM   #5870
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Usual grammatical standards from the EC - Police were called at around 11am to the Urban Outfitters store, on Grainger Street, Newcastle, at around 11am today

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Old December 20th, 2012, 07:03 PM   #5871
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Reference 2011/1798/02/LBC
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Application Received Wed 07 Nov 2012
Address Urban Outfitters 149 - 151 Grainger Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AE
Proposal Listed Building Application: Submission of details of a scheme for the reinstatement of the chimney stack to comply with condition 3 of permission 2011/1798/01/LBC dated 23.01.2012: Partial demolition of chimney
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Old December 20th, 2012, 09:12 PM   #5872
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Ladbrokes shop nearly ready at Pilgrim Street.

you're never more than six foot away from a ....
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Old December 20th, 2012, 11:06 PM   #5873
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Ladbrokes shop nearly ready at Pilgrim Street.

you're never more than six foot away from a ....
That'll be handy. It can get pretty cold waiting for a 33 at the stop there, and it'll have nice big windows to keep an eye out.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 06:03 PM   #5874
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Festive Tidbits

Hi All, just some festive tidbits.

Managed to grab a peeky of the footfall for Christmas period from the CSC centres.

Metrocentre footfall was down (quite heavily on the Saturday before Christmas) but average spend and sales were up. Boxing Day was flat.

Next reported massive successes of it's sale in the region. Team Valley has been forced to launch full price sections along with Washington on Boxing Day as stock was fleeing out of the door. TV closed due to high customer numbers and operated a one in, one out system. PCSO's were in attendance.

Eldon Sq footfall and spend was UP and Boxing Day footfall was up considerably, probably as with the national picture due to more retailers being open through the period
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Old December 27th, 2012, 09:28 PM   #5875
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Eldon Sq footfall and spend was UP and Boxing Day footfall was up considerably, probably as with the national picture due to more retailers being open through the period
And footfall would be ever better if it wasn't for bus and rail operators still not feeling the need to operate any service whatsoever on Boxing Day.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 11:01 PM   #5876
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I was in both Newcastle City Centre and Metrocentre today and it didn't seem that busy. I'm sure it was busier on this day last year.
The queues in the 2 indoor Starbucks were huge, but the MetrOasis one, I was able to get served straight away and managed to get a seat.
The queues everywhere else I bought things in, weren't too bad.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 12:37 AM   #5877
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And footfall would be ever better if it wasn't for bus and rail operators still not feeling the need to operate any service whatsoever on Boxing Day.
There were buses on most routes from 8am to 7pm (9pm at metro centre)

CSC funded quite a lot of the X66 Gateshead-Metro journey
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Old December 28th, 2012, 01:15 PM   #5878
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The figures were interesting in the fact that the MC is getting less busy while ES is becoming busier and more popular. If I'm right that isn't a set of figures unique to the build up before Christmas either.

The figures that matter though are the ones after the sales have ended.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 05:22 PM   #5879
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The figures were interesting in the fact that the MC is getting less busy while ES is becoming busier and more popular. If I'm right that isn't a set of figures unique to the build up before Christmas either.

The figures that matter though are the ones after the sales have ended.
MC have been having problems with the scanners/sensors on doors to count bodies in so the first quarter is guestimated but your right ES is on the rise whilst MC is fairly flat

MC suffered from it's Central Mall (now Platinum) being literally empty for a long while due to numerous failures/end of rents and ES has had some heavy promo with 'Alive after Five' and it's become a bit of a darling in CSC circles of late
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Old December 29th, 2012, 12:34 AM   #5880
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and it's become a bit of a darling in CSC circles of late
Interesting! Thanks for all the other snippets of info too.
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