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by WillPS
Sun 05 Jul, 2020 11.06
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Intu takeover called off
Replies: 36
Views: 8880

Re: Intu takeover called off

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/broa ... iquidation

Broadmarsh handed back to the leaseholder (the council).

Intu really were a disaster for Nottingham
by WillPS
Thu 02 Jul, 2020 20.24
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1683
Views: 368750

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

H. Young is winding down its "Animal" chain, starting with their Isle of Wight store in September and the rest by early 2021. https://www.countypress.co.uk/news/18556213.newport-clothing-shop-close-good/?fbclid=IwAR0zt1oGA_TFbjFJpJWyQMrP-HaHP0CbS2Pb3JWL2q9TT2aszlqpWJKd4zY That'll be the next logo S...
by WillPS
Wed 24 Jun, 2020 17.19
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Intu takeover called off
Replies: 36
Views: 8880

Re: Intu takeover called off

There is no chance Lakeside, Trafford, Metrocentre or even Merry Hill are at risk medium term. These are the centres with a future, and will easily find a buyer. It's the town centre ones, including the now semi-permanently half demolished Broadmarsh, which I see as far less certain. Eldon Square i...
by WillPS
Wed 24 Jun, 2020 15.32
Forum: Birdsong
Topic: 6 Music schedule changes
Replies: 2
Views: 4673

Re: 6 Music schedule changes

I've been enjoying Craig Charles in the afternoons too. It'd be great to hear more from him going forward.
by WillPS
Wed 24 Jun, 2020 14.01
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Intu takeover called off
Replies: 36
Views: 8880

Re: Intu takeover called off

There is no chance Lakeside, Trafford, Metrocentre or even Merry Hill are at risk medium term. These are the centres with a future, and will easily find a buyer.

It's the town centre ones, including the now semi-permanently half demolished Broadmarsh, which I see as far less certain.
by WillPS
Sun 21 Jun, 2020 20.10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New old games
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: New old games

The Spyro and Crash Bandicoot HD remasters are a lot of fun.

I've lost way too much of my life to Transport Tycoon/OpenTTD, particularly in the last week or two.
by WillPS
Thu 18 Jun, 2020 10.45
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1683
Views: 368750

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Looks like trouble at Poundstretcher, if landlords don't reduce the rent, half the chain could go. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53063278 Incidentally, the article says that they own Bargain Buys... that's not right, is it? Bargain Buys was part of Poundworld. Poundstretcher bought Bargain Bu...
by WillPS
Wed 20 May, 2020 11.28
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1683
Views: 368750

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Noticeable how a lot of the themed chains owned by wider companies seem to have struggled in the past couple of years (see also Frankie & Benny’s and Chiquito etc). Not a fan of Nando’s myself but I think they’ve shaken things up by making it something resembling an authentic experience visiting th...
by WillPS
Wed 20 May, 2020 09.53
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1683
Views: 368750

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Now the Casual dining group who own Bella Italia and Cafe Rouge are in trouble... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52713791?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business&link_location=live-reporting-story I keep forgetting those brands exist! They seemed to be the only ones scaling back d...
by WillPS
Sat 02 May, 2020 10.23
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: NHS Clapping
Replies: 17
Views: 2392

Re: NHS Clapping

The whole thing is the absolute definition of crass.
by WillPS
Thu 30 Apr, 2020 18.13
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Intu takeover called off
Replies: 36
Views: 8880

Re: Intu takeover called off

Pete wrote:
Thu 30 Apr, 2020 16.14
What's the likely outcome of that then? Ignoring corona
The word 'Intu' comes off them I would imagine, in the short term.