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Callunna
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Posted -  12/07/2011  :  09:11
Tesco are considering opening a store in Barnoldswick.

They claim it will create 175 jobs and keep shoppers in the town, as well as saving local firm L&P Springs.

There are 2 exhibitions taking place this Friday and Saturday for people to gain more information.

Views, anyone? 


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Whyperion
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Posted - 28/12/2011 : 21:02
Out of interest what is the EssoSpar turnover ( compared to any estimate ) , seems in a slight backwater to actually make a deliberate trip out to it , it was brightly lit this evening but I was not sure if it was open as too windy to think to get out of car as I passed by.


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panbiker
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Posted - 28/12/2011 : 22:27
It's only been open a week, so maybe a little early to judge. Always had a good deal of trade when it was Jet filling station and before that when it was a cafe. New Spar has (hot and cold) sandwiches which I suppose are aimed at the potential trade from Rolls. A lot more pumps than the previous filling station as well.


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Stanley
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Posted - 29/12/2011 : 04:56
Ian, so many changes since I delivered early morning milk to the wooden cafe that stood there. Thing that always struck me was the strange smell of old frying fat as you went through the door. Just realised that it was over fifty years ago.....


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tomket
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Posted - 29/12/2011 : 12:08
I think the success of the Spar will be based on a long game. However I suspect that if Tesco are successful with their application then they will be attenpting to buy the Spar site so they can have a prescence in the Petrol market. Not unlike in Skipton.
There are many examples of Tesco playing the long game as well and buying their way into an area. - Take Penrith where Booths got planning permission and then sold the site to Tesco ! Also there is a site just off the M66 at Rawtenstall which was a Garden centre and finished up as a Tesco. They wont necessarily go away even if they are unsuccessful.


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Whyperion
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Posted - 29/12/2011 : 21:01
Yes , this a problem with the current planning system. Properties are graded into different types , which no longer match the needs of C21 or the worries , or hopes , of residents. This includes not only the use of a property ( Retail; Office; Financial etc ) but the owner/occupier -' ethical business' , 3rd Sector entity ,  profit at any cost international group, and how they use the property.

Tesco already have a strong national link up with Esso at most of their petrol sites that are not otherwise wholly branded as Tesco petrol. The attached retail outlet is also counted as a separate size for things like opening hours , particulary on Sundays.


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moh
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Posted - 30/12/2011 : 13:22
I thought the site at Rawtenstall used to be Asda before they moved across the road.


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tomket
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Posted - 30/12/2011 : 13:26
Sorry I may be mixing Rawtenstall and Haslingden up.

You can see the site I am referring to as you come off the M66 north of Bury to head round to Accrington et al.

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I thought the site at Rawtenstall used to be Asda before they moved across the road.




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Stanley
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Posted - 31/12/2011 : 05:12
"Sorry I may be mixing Rawtenstall and Haslingden up."

Very easily done, throw in Bacup as well.....


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moh
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Posted - 31/12/2011 : 11:46
That is Haslingden.


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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


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Posted - 31/12/2011 : 12:04
I find it interesting to note that with all of the fuss this this topic evokes, that we have just gained another takeaway in the last seven days without a murmur, bringing the total now to fifteen including five chippies!!


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Whyperion
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Posted - 31/12/2011 : 16:10
Wheres the new takeaway ?

The one by the bus stop on station road is both an eat in and Indian TakeAway, replacing a former cafe  , generally requiring no planning change of use , except I think that is occupies two properties one of which had been used as an office.

If the folk of Barnoldswick wish to eat their way around the Indian Sub Continent and all its specialities its up to them.  We have lost the Railway Pub for now , and at the present time only two and a half units appear empty in Town. The small sub unit in Majestic building , one larger shop on Church Street , to let and the rental asked seems excessive for the turnover one might expect - we could do with a shop selling/dealing in furniture. One on Gisburn Road - agents would not tell me the sale price unless I registered with them.  There are to my knowledge three unadvertised businesses for sale due to present owners wishing to retire.

Park Road Chip Shop I have yet to see open , Chubby's closes in the early evening , which only leaves three chip shops well dispersed around the area each with there own pie brand specialities so they complement each other.


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Whyperion
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Posted - 31/12/2011 : 16:12
Rainhall road is fast becoming a gathering ground for seamstresses


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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


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Posted - 31/12/2011 : 16:48
I wasn't making my comment from a planning point of view, more to do with quantity. Have we not lost the Railway Pub for good?

Edited by - thomo on 31/12/2011 4:50:05 PM


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gus
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Posted - 31/12/2011 : 17:42
The Railway pub has well and truly gone.


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Jax
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Posted - 31/12/2011 : 17:49
How many "eat in" dining establishments are there in town now?  A common complaint among Rolls workers who stay in town during the week is that there are too few places to go for a meal. 

Tesco are in business to make money, nowt wrong with that.  Tesco have experts on staff that research and plan for expansion, those so called experts have decided in their wisdom that Barlick fits the profile.  Since Tesco are succesful in their chosen field it should be safe to expect that they will continue to succeed.  The Tesco location will be convenient for some, not so for others, the market will determine the future of the site.

I can remember when horse drawn wagons were the norm in town, those things have changed, so too have shopping habits,  sometimes we have to accept what we may not like but progress good or bad dictates what we get.


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