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Old 29-11-2008, 15:31   #181
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Re: New Tesco Store

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No, is it about the Accy Tesco or the Ossy one do you know?
I presume it's Accrington because I think she was stopped in Accrington town center.

Seems nobody knows about it though?
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:50   #182
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Re: New Tesco Store

'...a survey by the Lancashire Telegraph revealed the town’s main shopping centre has 12 empty units and more than 20 premises in the town centre are up for let.'

http://www.thisislancashire.co.uk/ne...in_Accrington/

This isn't just down to the recession, as Accrington had many empty shops before the credit crunch.

Watch it get worse, when the town centre Tesco opens.

As someone who actually shops in Accrington, and has only been to a town centre supermarket twice in the last five years, many of the traders, who are only just managing to stay afloat now, say this will finish their businesses off for good.

Well done H.B.C., a fine legacy to leave the people of the borough.

Still, at least the bung, whoops, million pound donation the council received from Tesco, given if the planning application was passed, will mean the flower towers will be well stocked. So although Accrington will become a commercial desert, at least it will be a pretty desert.
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Old 09-11-2009, 15:55   #183
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Re: New Tesco Store

all you have to do is look at rawtenstall ..
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Old 09-11-2009, 15:56   #184
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all you have to do is look at rawtenstall ..
Do we have to?
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Old 09-11-2009, 15:57   #185
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all you have to do is look at rawtenstall ..
i tried and it burned my eyes

thanx
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Old 09-11-2009, 16:29   #186
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'...a survey by the Lancashire Telegraph revealed the town’s main shopping centre has 12 empty units and more than 20 premises in the town centre are up for let.'

Well done H.B.C., a fine legacy to leave the people of the borough.

Still, at least the bung, whoops, million pound donation the council received from Tesco, given if the planning application was passed, will mean the flower towers will be well stocked. So although Accrington will become a commercial desert, at least it will be a pretty desert.

Not much the council can do, not even Tesco's fault. Town centres all over the country are rotting, even picturesque market towns like skipton are becoming 'samey', with every other stall being tacky clothes, mass produced preserves or biscuits and sweets.

Go back 20 years to see what those empty shops in Accrington were :-

4 or 5 TV rental/repair shops...no longer needed, cheaper to buy from new than to repair, throwaway society..whatever

Bookshop....replaced by the internet

Toyshop...replaced by the internet

Woolshop..clothes now cheaper to buy than the wool

Typewriter shop... replaced by the computer

Hobby shop...electric train sets/airfix/scalextrix/subuteo....replaced by computer games

2 Tobacconists... no longer needed in a healthy world

3 or 4 Travel Agents...replaced by the internet

2 or 3 Furniture stores

Car accessory shop

Bike shop

etc..etc..etc..

all replaced by cheaper alternatives and the advent of t'internet
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Old 09-11-2009, 17:00   #187
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Not much the council can do, not even Tesco's fault. Town centres all over the country are rotting, even picturesque market towns like skipton are becoming 'samey', with every other stall being tacky clothes, mass produced preserves or biscuits and sweets.

Go back 20 years to see what those empty shops in Accrington were :-

4 or 5 TV rental/repair shops...no longer needed, cheaper to buy from new than to repair, throwaway society..whatever

Bookshop....replaced by the internet

Toyshop...replaced by the internet

Woolshop..clothes now cheaper to buy than the wool

Typewriter shop... replaced by the computer

Hobby shop...electric train sets/airfix/scalextrix/subuteo....replaced by computer games

2 Tobacconists... no longer needed in a healthy world

3 or 4 Travel Agents...replaced by the internet

2 or 3 Furniture stores

Car accessory shop

Bike shop

etc..etc..etc..

all replaced by cheaper alternatives and the advent of t'internet
...and most of those things can also bought in supermarkets, which when placed in town centres, have an even more detrimental effect on existing businesses.

The internet hasn't stopped people from shopping in super stores.

The only loser in the end will be the consumer, as there'll be soon be only two or three companies, who'll have a shared monoploy, and will be able to charge what they like, because all the competition will have ceased to exisit, in part due to short-sighted councils, like H.B.C.
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Old 09-11-2009, 17:27   #188
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At least the town centre won't be short of places to get odds wehter Tesco's will kill it. Makes me laugh that the Arndale owners have managed to fill some of the retail units with real retailers
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