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Title: Wetherspoons in Marple?
Post by: wolfman on March 09, 2008, 10:21:21 PM
Seen in the February edition of "Opening times" the CAMRA free mag. Lobbying with Wetherspoons to open the old Hanburys has taken place. The reply being" Marple is not an area that we consider of interest to us" A second letter has been sent asking them to reconsider.
Title: Wetherspoons in Marple?
Post by: tricky on March 09, 2008, 11:30:23 PM
Title: Wetherspoons in Marple?
Post by: nbt on March 10, 2008, 08:33:55 AM
I'm not a huge fan of wetherspoons in general, and I'm not really sure that another pub is needed, but I do agree with the point that Marple could really do with a pub that isn;t tied to Robbies
Title: Wetherspoons in Marple?
Post by: Dave on March 10, 2008, 12:34:22 PM
Good idea.  Anything (even a Wetherspoons) is preferable to leaving the Hanbury's building to crumble.  It's a shocking eyesore.  Why on earth doesn't Stockport Council slap a compulsory purchase order on it?   :(
Title: Wetherspoons in Marple?
Post by: nbt on March 10, 2008, 01:22:53 PM
As I understand it, Co-op hold the lease to prevent competitors from openeing a store there like Tesco express or Sainsubry's local
Title: Wetherspoons in Marple?
Post by: Dave on March 10, 2008, 04:47:45 PM
Yes, that is my understanding too.  But I believe that local authorities have the power to acquire property if it is standing empty and falling into disrepair.  Perhaps we should be persuading our councillors to take up this matter.  

The truth, of course, is that the whole of the Hollins needs knocking down, all the way from Hanbury's to Barclay's Bank.    ;)
Title: Wetherspoons in Marple?
Post by: amazon on March 10, 2008, 08:04:09 PM
All The Hollins Just Been refurbished new roof windows flat roof. woodwork painted at the back looks smart .why does it need pulling down .i think the coop still owns the lease on H
Handburys .not a wetherspoons enough p.......s in marple .
Title: Wetherspoons in Marple?
Post by: Barbara on March 12, 2008, 02:41:44 PM
I didn't think refurbishment meant putting another coat of paint on top of rotten window frames!
Title: Wetherspoons in Marple?
Post by: amazon on March 12, 2008, 04:10:38 PM
Please tell me were the rotten wooden  window frames are on the hollins
Title: Wetherspoons in Marple?
Post by: Barbara on March 15, 2008, 05:30:16 PM
Not the flats, they are looking smart now, but check out the woodwork down the park side of the old supermarket - not good!
Title: Re: Wetherspoons in Marple?
Post by: gone on May 24, 2008, 02:23:35 PM
That would really kill off marple, hoodies, muggings and drunks great somthing else to make marple even more pants! >:(