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Good idea and saves a building remaining empty. Bet it was cheap to buy :wink:

 

They say they are to be an alternative to other supermarkets but not sure what that means as others seem to have just about everything covered anyway. Perhaps they will be more like an Aldi / Lidl :wink:

 

Where will all the people park though :?:

 

ASCO - ASda TesCO

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Geoff; the question was "what's DIFFERENT" about it, aside from being in the T/C ? :roll: You'll pay for parking, unless you carry your shopping on the bus, whilst Asda don't charge for short stay parking if your tickets stamped. :?

 

Point taken One aspect will be that they will be aiming at people who shop little and often. They will sell daily essentials like bread, milk and fruit and vegetables as well as a lunch time range, deli counter and butchers. This will mean that you can pick up a few essentials before you head off home after either a shopping trip or working in Town.

 

They don't sound as if they are catering for the trolley specialist who need a car or taxi to take their stuff home. Their customers will already be in Town and simply want a couple of things.

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I don't want to be a damp squib and I do know my title is grumpy to start with, but, I can't really see it working. Warrington town centre has died on it's ar*e due to greed by the council. Anywhere between Sankey street and Bridge Foot is a ghost town, it's a slum by any other name. Could anyone call it otherwise?

 

Nothing thrives in the town centre now, it's an unpleasant place to go.

 

Out of town is the only thing that actually attracts people.

 

That's a sad fact

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Got to agree with GOM here. By far the highest concentration of people working in the town centre is in New Town House/Quattro building which is right next to ASDA at Cockhedge; so the quick bit of shopping would be done there surely? Also a lot cheaper too one would imagine!

 

The council have destroyed the Town Centre and continue to heap more misery by charging for parking. The majority of people travel by car and at over ?2.20 each for a return from Westbrook, most will continue to do so too. As has been said time and time again, the Trafford Centre was a nail in the towns coffin from day one. Why not build a shopping park where Omega is? it is big enough and may just attract people back this way who already use IKEA and M&S.

 

Forget the town centre, it is now beyond saving and will end up as a daytime ghost town; only coming alive at night when the moronic drunken masses wake up and crawl out from under their rocks to dink and puke their way up and down Bridge Street

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We have a meeting with the owner this week and hopefully he will be advertising the super market with us shortly.

Lets give him a warm welcome to Warrington as there are far too many empty premises in the town centre.

 

:? I trust he will still get a warm welcome if he decides not to advertise with you Gary :?:shock::P

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Geoff; the question was "what's DIFFERENT" about it, aside from being in the T/C ? :roll: You'll pay for parking, unless you carry your shopping on the bus, whilst Asda don't charge for short stay parking if your tickets stamped. :?

 

Apparantly they are also opening a store in Runcorn with free parking.

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I don't want to be a damp squib and I do know my title is grumpy to start with, but, I can't really see it working. Warrington town centre has died on it's ar*e due to greed by the council. Anywhere between Sankey street and Bridge Foot is a ghost town, it's a slum by any other name. Could anyone call it otherwise?

 

Nothing thrives in the town centre now, it's an unpleasant place to go.

 

Out of town is the only thing that actually attracts people.

 

That's a sad fact

 

Spot on !! :wink:

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We have a meeting with the owner this week and hopefully he will be advertising the super market with us shortly.

Lets give him a warm welcome to Warrington as there are far too many empty premises in the town centre.

 

:? I trust he will still get a warm welcome if he decides not to advertise with you Gary :?:shock::P

Of course he will - but those who advertise with us will take priority as without them we couldn't provide this forum and news service! :roll::wink:

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I just couldn't resist having a little tease as I've not done it to you for ages :D:wink::P

 

You always make everyone welcome Gary :D

 

I would like to personally thank all your paying advertisers for giving me the privilege of reading the local news and posting on here most days....... for FREE :D:D

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All the Trafford Centre is, is a Town Centre without a Town around it, thus reliant on carbourne use - with a bit of insight, we could have had a Trafford style Town Centre (all covered), instead of those stupid skittles. :twisted:

 

The Trafford Centre is a shoppingcentre.

A Town Centre should be much more than that, it should be the vibrant heart of the community, a place for employment, leisure, culture and trade (yes some shops). It should be a pleasant place to visit. Warrington is not!! :x

 

I think those ridiculous phallic symbols in the town centre were a complete waste. If they'd spent some money on restoring and enhancing the beautiful town centre architecture and concentrated on 'class' rather than 'trash' it would have made the place more pleasant to visit.

 

I don't think it will be long before we see the units in the new shopping mall become boarded up, once the novelty has worn off why would people want to come to Warrington? The same stuff is sold in many other places.

Warrington Town Centre has become a soul less hole which I find very sad.

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I hope the people that are starting this new venture know what they are up against. It must be hard enough under normal circumstances to get a new venture going but, doing something like this in a town centre that has been left to rot will be very difficult. I hope that they will succeed but, the odds are stacked against them.

 

On todays front page, our brave councillors are looking at closing a business selling pasta as it "lowers the tone".

 

Maybe he should move ten yards down Bridge street and sell heroin instead, just to keep the tone the same.

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Sadly I have to agree. I have just posted a comment the front page news regarding the Fasta Pasta so called ongoing dispute (well 2 comments actually as the first one went slightly strange) so wont duplicate my comments on here to.

 

It's hard to believe though that so much emphasis is being put on stopping the licence of a very small, clean and well run local pasta/panini van when there are far more important and obviously 'wrong' issues relating to the Town Centre as a whole.

 

Seems trivia is still more important to some after all, but I guess that is because it is more easily resolved and doesn't require the use of brains, forward thinking or indeed money :roll::evil:

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I agree Obs. Bit by bit all the other shopping areas outside the bright new Mall are looking like a derelict unpopulated no-mans land.

 

I feel sorry for the Warrington Market traders too as there's nothing to 'lead' people in their direction like there used to be.

 

I know there are plans by WBC to rejuventate all these areas but how long will that take and how much will it cost? I can't see many new businesses moving into the closed down shops until there is some sort of life around them :?

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