Habitat (and many other businesses) DEAD

Discussion in 'Current Affairs & Debate' started by Ag, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Iguana

    Iguana One two CHA CHA CHA

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    Yeah, I guess it doesn't help when the government is literally telling people to do the opposite of your shop name
     
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  2. Heppje

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    More likely because they ran out of bikes to sell, which is what is keeping the likes of Halfords and Decathlon going. I bought one from Blacks recently (part of the same group Milletts/Blacks/GoOutdoors) even though it cost me a fiver more because the reviews on GO's customer service were so poor. Not sure why GO is facing the chop alone since it shared stock with both Milletts and Blacks.
     
  3. Indie

    Indie REMAIN INDOORS

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    Go have been struggling for a while. Rapid expansion and a business model quickly trumped by the cheaper option of Mountain Warehouse or Sports Direct.
     
  4. Gangsta Nancy Lam

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  5. Alex

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    Horrible place.
     
  6. ZenGiraffe

    ZenGiraffe SioráfZen

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    I've been to the Trafford Centre once and it was just a baffling place. Just... Why?
     
  7. ButterTart

    ButterTart waiting and wondering about you

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    Fuck's sake. I enjoy the odd trip to the Trafford centre for a Chinese supper in a tray from the food court.
     
  8. Gangsta Nancy Lam

    Gangsta Nancy Lam mess

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    To be fair, I imagine the Trafford Centre and its Titanic-themed food court will likely be bought up straight away, but a lot of the other shopping centres around the country that they own probably won't be too desirable.
     
  9. Tisch

    Tisch Superwomaning

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    Same for Lakeside... I wonder what will happen there? I've always liked a bit of lakey. Free parking, and all the shops you usually need. You can ignore the Essex riff raff easily enough after a while.
     
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  10. David_5000

    David_5000 I'll dance alone

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    Bluewater was always better than Lakeside though and not that much more effort to get to.
     
  11. Diddy

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    All that effort trying to make people call “The new bit” INTU Milton Keynes similarly in vain
     
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  12. Tisch

    Tisch Superwomaning

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    Nah, you have to pay for the Dartford Crossing. Plus I've been conditioned to think Bluewater is the 'up itself' Lakeside.
     
  13. Indie

    Indie REMAIN INDOORS

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  14. Kate

    Kate dumps like a truck

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    OH WELL
     
  15. Kate

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    GBK and Five Guys next please
     
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  16. Indie

    Indie REMAIN INDOORS

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    For some reason I thought GBK was already dead. They shut up shop here last year.
     
  17. Tetris-Rock

    Tetris-Rock wo ist der party?

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    There's a junction on St Vincent Street in Glasgow with four gourmet burger restaurants all facing each other :manson:

    Byron grassed up up their own staff to the Home Office so they can fuck off.
     
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  18. Lucille

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    Yeah they must’ve been on their last legs for a while, all the ones I’ve seen have been deserted since they grassed up their illegal staff.
     
  19. HeLikedTurner

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    I stopped going to them a couple of years ago, when suddenly they stopped doing table service. They had that weird system where you go in and are seated, then have to traipse up to the counter and order, then it's brought to your table. It used to be proper table service. I think Nando's still do that though?
     
  20. SDF

    SDF We're all Angles in Chainz

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    I quite like the five guys chips, but the burgers really are pretty shocking.
     
  21. Ellie

    Ellie Super talented triple threat

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    I much prefer that. It means the staff tend to leave you alone and you don’t have to wait for a bill at the end or pay a service charge.
     
  22. HeLikedTurner

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    Hmm, I didn't think of that...but nah, I absolutely hated it.
     
  23. Ag

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    I enjoyed Five Guys the one time I went, but the restaurant was so clinical and full of nut dust(!).

    Also way more expensive than it should be.
     
  24. Kalabaliken

    Kalabaliken Pop Precision Since 1978

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    If I am paying at least £20 for a burger, sides and a drink (or more for an alcoholic drink) I expect some table service at least!
     
  25. Ellie

    Ellie Super talented triple threat

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    They still bring it to your table. Actually these days you can even order from an app at some places so don’t even have to get up at all.
     

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