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Life in the fast lane

Surely make you lose your mind

Life in the fast lane

Everything all the time


The Eagles got there before me.


Or Golden Earring's Radar Love


No more speed, I'm almost there

Gotta keep cool now, gotta take care

Last car to pass, here I go

And the line of cars drove down real slow


A hungry little boy with a runny nose

Plays in the street as the cold wind blows

In the ghetto


And his hunger burns

So he starts to roam the streets at night

And he learns how to steal, and he learns how to fight

In the ghetto


Then one night in desperation

The young man breaks away

He buys a gun,

Steals a car,

Tries to run,

But he don't get far

And his mama cries


As a crowd gathers 'round an angry young man

Face down on the street with a gun in his hand

In the ghetto


And as her young man dies,


.......somehow seems to 'fit' better. Or perhaps, 'Ghost Town'.

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I saw elsewhere today a street shop being offered for lease at around £750 per month.


Admittedly it wasn't clear whether that included the lease of the business it currently contains, but regardless, thats an awful lot of cups of coffee, handbags, toories, ear-rings or whatever to shift to cover that, plus other overheads and make a living from it.

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Yet another empty building on da street, or Harrison square.


On the plus side, there seems to be something happening with the old Oslo's building, someone opening up something in the old Hydro shop building and heard that Da Noost has been sold.


Not 100% sure what is going to be opening in the old Hydro shop or Oslo's. But as I have said before, anything is better than empty shops.


As for the rent prices, it varies depending on the size, location, condition of the building etc. No shop is cheap plus the other bills like electricity etc, and it is a up-hill struggle to get a shop running and making profit, the first 3 years are the worse as any experienced shop keeper will tell you, Sadly though, a awful lot of shops don't survive 3 years,

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I seem to remember somewhere recently on the street being £2,000 a month.  Greedy landlords are the largest part of the decline of the street.


What the street once was, that might just have been both reasonable and affordable, but not now.


Adjusted for inflation some street shops were taking over the till forty years ago the equivalent of what today would be £1000 per day, every day. I seriously doubt anyshop on street is taking anywhere near that any day these days, let alone every day.

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