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magnie ii

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  1. distressed to see the kitchen bakery have started using supermarket instore bakery products seeing packs of pre made danishes etc like in the coop sell with there label on is a shame from a craft bakery
  2. anybody who has dealt with this man will know how difficult it is and how offensive, racist, bigoted threatening he can be the bar staff of this establishment and many others dread him darkening there doors i don't think he has been welcome in any premises in lerwick for a long time the only person i have sympathy for is the member of staff now saddled with a criminal record and an endorsement on his licence all because somebody couldn't do without a drink.
  3. it was owned by Malcolm younger but following the fire has been sold to nigel timberlake who last i heard intended on turning it into housing but not sure if that's still on the cards because his previous development the house of david still has two flats for sale
  4. Kirkwall basically only has one shopping area no toll clock a lot of bigger shops more usefull for modern retailing
  5. The Camera Shop do I believe, but on the dated and rather high price side, and a pretty limited range last I heard. Where's the computer place at Freefield? They're hardly making themselves known much, last I was aware the office supplies place at Gremista that closed down once Petrofac weren't around to flog things to any more, was the only one in town. i.t.s is next to muddy bay and gts are behind leasks garage cant speak for i.t.s but gts do a good job i would say the camera have a pretty good range and they are pretty competitive on price Does the "pretty competitive" bit have anything to do with reality, like buying online? yes have compared prices before and recently purchased a nokia 3310 from the camera centre which was cheaper than online which prices have you compared?
  6. The Camera Shop do I believe, but on the dated and rather high price side, and a pretty limited range last I heard. Where's the computer place at Freefield? They're hardly making themselves known much, last I was aware the office supplies place at Gremista that closed down once Petrofac weren't around to flog things to any more, was the only one in town. i.t.s is next to muddy bay and gts are behind leasks garage cant speak for i.t.s but gts do a good job i would say the camera have a pretty good range and they are pretty competitive on price
  7. back again this time they are calling themselves global machines and selling fake Makita products and generators.
  8. problem with opening anything on the street is that all the shops are very small so its extremely difficult to do much
  9. how about this one does it ring any bells
  10. Not been in personally, but have heard reports that it is good. Are you suggesting there instead of the Fort Chippy!!! But hardly anyone lives there! Two thirds of the poulation Where? brae is surely the only location outside lerwick worth considering
  11. I do wonder what vision you have for the towns future? Blaming the down turn of the street on the existence of supermarkets & internet shopping &/or lack of necessity is just not the whole story. There are plenty of people that still like to browse & purchase in actual shops. It may not be your cup of tea but we are not all the same & so there are many different needs & wants in this world. My personal idea of hell is supermarket shopping, I do still use them but fairly seldom, not what you would call on a regular basis. I haven't found online shopping with the supermarket a much better experience either unfortunately. But while they are not always the right options for me obviously they suit a lot of circumstances. We have had at least one supermarket for a very long time & up to the not so distant past, numerous club book companies were highly used in Shetland for all products other than groceries & yet the shops kept going & even thrived. I would suggest that levels of rents & council taxes plus in latter years the added financial demands from the town centre association/Living Lerwick or whatever it is called now (?) make it difficult for shops, particularly ones selling lower priced items to make a go of it. Also the lack of parking nearby (& charging for some of it) can't help matters. Certainly some shops could help themselves by improving their presentation & their customer service but there is also room for improvement with some customers manners too. The benefits I see in having actual shops available are that you can have an instant purchase when needed. We are not always in the position of being able to or wanting to wait (even for just a day or two) for certain goods. You can be sure of an items colour/size when you are seeing it in actuality. Footwear/clothing can be tried on for fit rather than estimated, unfortunately for these items sizes are not always as standard as you would hope & different styles can also affect the size required. Supermarkets cannot offer the individual service that some customers want & possibly need, that a good independent shop can. Also the more shops there are then potentially the more choice of products. This is particularly relevant for clothing & footwear. We don't all want to look exactly the same, especially on a night out (a distant memory)! Supermarkets tend to be built on the outskirts of towns & cities due to the space required & so are not always accessible to non drivers or if you simply don't have a vehicle on the road. I realise this is not such a problem here because of the size & layout of Lerwick though if you need to go to the centre of town for something the supermarkets don't offer, you don't always have the time & ability to get out to them as well the same day. An extra trip if you are coming in from the country means extra expense, even bus fairs can be prohibitive if you are living on limited means. A main street in any town or city can add to the character of the place, especially if extra difficulties are not put in the way of individual retailers being part of it. Tourism also adds to our economy & though a lot of tourists have chosen Shetland for very particular reasons like bird watching, knitwear or music events etc., I'm sure they would hope to find shops that they can buy something that reflects their visit or that they can replace a damaged item at short notice. I know that I have spoken to several cruise ship tourists who have been a bit disappointed with our street in the last couple of years. Variety is the spice of life. Do you really want the toon to become like just one big housing estate with only council offices, some places of employment & just a couple of supermarkets to choose from, all on the outskirts of it? no i don't but if nobody wants to rent the empty shops then start from the edges and allow people to convert into housing then at least it will give more chance to the ones left in the centre
  12. another chinese is opening in jackies cards
  13. 2 many shops start granting permission to turn shops into accommodation plenty of people looking for housing the internet and supermarkets have cut the need for high streets all over the uk no point in holding onto yesterday
  14. i heard it was going to be the first lap dancing wetherspoons
  15. either this is a bad joke or this person needs help
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