Habitat (and many other businesses) DEAD

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  1. Iguana

    Iguana One two CHA CHA CHA

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    Oh apparently that bitch DID die already - it first went into administration in 2011.
     
  2. Iguana

    Iguana One two CHA CHA CHA

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    As in, where were they when you needed them most?
     
  3. Rhythmbarbican

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    HMV saved by Horizon Records, 27 stores will be closing though. :(
     
  4. Diddy

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    Sunrise records?
     
  5. Rhythmbarbican

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  6. Diddy

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    Yeah but who are Horizon records? Is it an imprint of Harpic?
     
  7. octophone

    octophone smack your lips (clap your teeth)

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    Are you drunk AGAIN? :D

    Parent company of Sunrise. The speculation that the Sunrise brand would be launched appears to have been ill-founded. For now, anyway.
     
  8. Diddy

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    How rude! I’ll have you know I’m STILL drunk
     
  9. Shirley

    Shirley Worra load of old SHIT

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    You're thinking of VIAKAL RECORDS, home of BELINDA AND THE BLEACH SNIFFERS and other quality acts
     
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  10. Rhythmbarbican

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    FlyBMI in administration, all flights cancelled.
     
  11. Diddy

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    Never heard of them! Do they charge different prices based on your BMI?
     
  12. David_5000

    David_5000 I'll dance alone

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    Used to be British Midland, then bmibaby, then Flybmi I think.
     
  13. Indie

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    Airlines do appear to be fucked at the moment. I can't trust any smaller airlines (unless my insurance is very good)
     
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  14. wendy the goat

    wendy the goat PS1 Hagrid is sick of your shit

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    Officers Club was still going? I thought that whore died in the early noughties.
     
  15. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Giraffe closing 27 of its 87 branches
     
  16. Indie

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    Oh no
     
  17. SDF

    SDF The Wait is Over

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    Giraffe?! I (literally) don’t know her
     
  18. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    It's where middle class people take their children instead of McDonald's
     
  19. Ag

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    I went to Giraffe once and thought it was shit.

    My only other knowledge about Giraffe is that a mental patient tried to bomb one years back.
     
  20. octophone

    octophone smack your lips (clap your teeth)

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    Giraffe was started by Tesco but they sold it off because they didn't think it could turn a big enough profit (IIRC)>
     
  21. Indie

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    Nope. Although they did buy it for a bit and sell it again.
     
  22. Star

    Star Homo Secretary (OB)

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    Aww I liked their little giraffe drinks stirrers
     
  23. Indie

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    I think I've been once. Blame Kitty Kat.

    Generally it's the kind of out-of-town shovel-and-feed nonsense I refuse to go anywhere near (see also: Chiquitos, Bella Italia, TFI Fridays, frankie and benny's etc etc etc)
     
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  24. octophone

    octophone smack your lips (clap your teeth)

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    Ah, OK. This was in the period where Tesco were aiming for world domination before the got done for false accounting (basically) at which point they shut down and sold off a whole load of stuff. So I was never quite sure what they'd started and what they'd bought.
     
  25. Ellie

    Ellie Super talented triple threat

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    Every time I’ve tried to go to Giraffe it’s been overrun by rampant children like a playground, so I just turn around and go elsewhere.
     
  26. dmlaw

    dmlaw Democracy doesn't work

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    I think I've only ever been to Giraffe whilst in an airport, and you're not exactly expecting great food there anyway.
     
  27. Zu-Klara

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    Nipped into House of Fraser the other week for a piss and a flick through the mink coats - little Phoebe’s birthday’s coming up :disco: - and oh dear me. As I’m sure has been reported elsewhere, it was like being in Sports Direct. All manner of low class so-called GOODS which you’d ordinarily find THERE and none of the high quality couture brands to which I’ve become accustomed. Hopefully my deliberately pissing on the floor will teach them a thing or two :disco:
     
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  28. Zu-Klara

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    On a positive note, it was inevitably a bit roomier than Sports Direct
     
  29. Zu-Klara

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    Belatedly, GOOD RIDDANCE. I hope they ALL close down :)
     
  30. Zu-Klara

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    I hope PUMPKIN goes out of business as well. Rarely a pleasant experience. They may well be on 75p a day but a smile costs NOTHING!
     
  31. octophone

    octophone smack your lips (clap your teeth)

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    That's yer Debenhams by the looks of it - shares suspended at their own request after Mike Ashley's "offer", which had the non-negotiable element that he became chief executive, was knocked back.
     
  32. Indie

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    I can relate. I'd rather die than have Mike Ashley become my dad.
     
  33. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Debenhams going would leave a huge hole here. Not that I'd miss them for shopping, but the store does offer a convenient short cut when it's raining.
     
  34. octophone

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    Debenhams occupy a 5 story building on Argyle Street in Glasgow - it would be a huge deal if that closed. No-one would move into it - not even Primark.
     
  35. Zu-Klara

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    Just can't believe this awful news. Where else am I going to go for a displeasingly dry bun and up to the minute fashions?
     
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  36. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Primark already moved in to the huge ex John Lewis store (when they moved to the out of town shopping centre) next door to Debenhams. I can't imagine anyone else taking the store. We already have House of Fraser and Harvey Nichols - we simply do not need three department stores. Or even arguably one - they really do feel like an outdated institution, despite both of them being sparkly new stores.
     
  37. Zu-Klara

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    They are terribly démodé. Who needs department stores when you can sit indoors ordering your pants, clogs and dishwashers online while watching a load of bollocks on Netflix and calling your favourite celebrities cunts to the face on Twitter? :disco:
     
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  38. Rita

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    Good LORD. The high street really is as dead as a dodo isn’t it? Are we going to have anything other than Primark, Poundland,betting, and charity shops in 10 years time?
     
  39. Rita

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    Sorry I forgot about the MIGHTY Sports Direct. :manson:
     
  40. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I was in the House of Fraser in Swindon (don't judge me) last week fingering their briefs and noticed Lonsdale pants in the racks.

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH SPORTS DIRECT
     

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