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Old 02-07-2010, 09:59   #76
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:02   #77
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Looks very smart, but a bit empty...like an exhibition hall, waiting for an exhibition. Are there no downstairs stalls (apart from those round the walls) now?

Might have to come up and have a sneck soon!
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:10   #78
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I think the stall holders should be made to wear traditional, Ye Olde Worlde, Mary-Ann costumes.
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Old 04-07-2010, 15:25   #79
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Took a look in yesterday for the first time since it's been 'finished', not keen at all - it still doesn't look finished to me & has lost a lot of it's character. As others have said something proper needs doing with that large space in the middle, yesterday there was a bloke with a guitar sat singing in it but was largely being ignored cos it looked like he'd just decided to plonk himself there - not impressed, sorry
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Old 04-07-2010, 15:32   #80
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Took a look in yesterday for the first time since it's been 'finished', not keen at all - it still doesn't look finished to me & has lost a lot of it's character. As others have said something proper needs doing with that large space in the middle, yesterday there was a bloke with a guitar sat singing in it but was largely being ignored cos it looked like he'd just decided to plonk himself there - not impressed, sorry
It would be interesting to know how many different busineses were there before, and how many there are now. It does look rather empty.

Perhaps they should give Biggy Shoe lady an indoor pitch.

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Old 04-07-2010, 16:20   #81
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I had a look in yesterday and I think it looks really good. Once the main square space starts to get more used i.e. buskers and arts projects etc, which I know is the intention, it will seem better. I counted about five stall spaces that were empty, so as soon as retailers spot the potential and fill the spaces it will be something for the town to be proud of.
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Old 04-07-2010, 16:34   #82
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Looks very smart, but a bit empty...like an exhibition hall, waiting for an exhibition. Are there no downstairs stalls (apart from those round the walls) now?

Might have to come up and have a sneck soon!
Waiting for an exhibition Wyn, obviously cashy ain't been in yet
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Old 04-07-2010, 16:36   #83
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Old 04-07-2010, 18:35   #84
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You can lend um some of yours G
They're being exhibited in the V & A.

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Old 05-07-2010, 08:50   #85
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I haven't been in yet but I saw a presentation by Cllr Haworth that impressed me rather a lot and I look forward to having a mooch round.

It has cost a fair old bit to do up (the exact figure escapes me) but we've all bleated on here in the past that the council needs to do something for Accrington Town Centre so perhaps in this instance we should give it a chance.

I personally hope it becomes a roaring success.
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Old 05-07-2010, 10:17   #86
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I haven't been in yet but I saw a presentation by Cllr Haworth that impressed me rather a lot and I look forward to having a mooch round.

It has cost a fair old bit to do up (the exact figure escapes me) but we've all bleated on here in the past that the council needs to do something for Accrington Town Centre so perhaps in this instance we should give it a chance.

I personally hope it becomes a roaring success.

I'm sure everyone hopes it's a success, and there's no doubt it looks better than it did.

Let's just hope that it's a commercial success too, and any buskers pay as much into the borough's coffers as the busineses did, who seem to have left.
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Old 05-07-2010, 10:43   #87
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I haven't been in yet but I saw a presentation by Cllr Haworth that impressed me rather a lot and I look forward to having a mooch round.

It has cost a fair old bit to do up (the exact figure escapes me) but we've all bleated on here in the past that the council needs to do something for Accrington Town Centre so perhaps in this instance we should give it a chance.

I personally hope it becomes a roaring success.
Didn't think it was the council who shelled out fer this? it is a vast improvement on the old un, but would have had a much improved chance, if commonsense had been used by "ALL" parties involved.
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:08   #88
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Didn't think it was the council who shelled out fer this? it is a vast improvement on the old un, but would have had a much improved chance, if commonsense had been used by "ALL" parties involved.

Was jointly funded by HBC and LEGI
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Old 06-07-2010, 20:22   #89
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Was jointly funded by HBC and LEGI
The HBC funding, 1.5m was a grant from the taxpayer/Gordon Brown under the HiPS programme.
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£1.5m was a grant from the taxpayer/Gordon Brown
...and here was me thinking that us poor old taxpayers would have had to cough up the whole £1.5m. Still, very decent of Gordon to make a contribution and lighten our load...has he got some sort of personal connection with Accy Market Hall that motivated him to act with such generosity?
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