The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)

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by Corazon de Leon » Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:28 pm

They are, in fact, the establishment.

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by Moggy » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:21 am

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Brew Dog are about as punk as Cliff Richard


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by Mafro » Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:42 pm

Brewdog pizzas are delicious.

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by Godzilla » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:42 am

Some positive news, Carluccios is reopening some stores. The best chain cafe by a mile. Amazing coffee and their breakfast is exceptional.

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by Lex-Man » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:46 am

The one in Saint Albans closed ages ago. BOO!!!

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by Tomous » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:08 am

Ah the weekly Brewdog hate-in :datass:

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by Corazon de Leon » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:09 am

Tomous wrote:Ah the weekly Brewdog hate-in :datass:


I think of it like the two-minute hate from 1984. :slol:

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by Drumstick » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:33 am

Carluccio's :datass:

The wife and I always stop for a drink in the one at Gunwharf when we are there.

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by gaminglegend » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:57 pm

Guardians reporting a last ditch attempt to prevent liquidation of Debenhams via a sale at the moment.

Whilst I think there’s a business there, I’m not sure if anyone would come in that’s not a fund or.. Mike Ashley. But Ashley would pretty much be the end of the company as we know it I guess - and unsure if the competition watchdog would allow that.

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by Lex-Man » Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:10 pm

gaminglegend wrote:Guardians reporting a last ditch attempt to prevent liquidation of Debenhams via a sale at the moment.

Whilst I think there’s a business there, I’m not sure if anyone would come in that’s not a fund or.. Mike Ashley. But Ashley would pretty much be the end of the company as we know it I guess - and unsure if the competition watchdog would allow that.


Debenhams is competition for House of Fraiser and John Lewis at this point I would think it would be better to let Debenhams because it might stay the collapse of the other two by providing more customers.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:17 pm

Has anyone been into house of Fraser in the last year. It’s awful, Ashley has filled it with his own brands like Champion, Donnay, firetrap, no fear, Lonsdale etc.. to make up for the loss of brands that refused to do business with him, it’s a strawberry floating awful mess.

Debenhams is a much nicer place to shop and a better business however it was destroyed by years over paying its shareholders and using debt (like most big businesses that eventually crumble) to finance its rapid expansion. On a store to store basis (like many other companies before it, that have disappeared) its a viable company.

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by Lex-Man » Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:26 pm

I don't think I've ever been in a house of Fraser.

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by Minty14 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:22 pm

I swear he lived in a swanky Seattle apartment

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by Victor Mildew » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:49 pm

Minty14 wrote:I swear he lived in a swanky Seattle apartment


Where?

I'm listening...

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by Lex-Man » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:57 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:
Minty14 wrote:I swear he lived in a swanky Seattle apartment


Where?

I'm listening...


Oh go eat some salad and scrambled eggs.

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by Jenuall » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:58 pm

Last time I went in House of Frasier it was just full of eclectic furniture and jokes about Nietzsche

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by Vermilion » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:06 pm

Drumstick wrote:The wife and I always stop for a drink in the one at Gunwharf when we are there.


Aaah, Gunwharf, i know it well. :wub:

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:Debenhams is a much nicer place to shop and a better business however it was destroyed by years over paying its shareholders and using debt (like most big businesses that eventually crumble) to finance its rapid expansion. On a store to store basis (like many other companies before it, that have disappeared) its a viable company.


Agreed, the store in Bath is really nice.

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by Jenuall » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:08 pm

Only time I ever used to go in the House of Fraser in Cheltenham was to use the toilets. Don't think I've ever made a purchase in one

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by Vermilion » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:09 pm

Jenuall wrote:Only time I ever used to go in the House of Fraser in Cheltenham was to use the toilets. Don't think I've ever made a purchase in one


The paperchase concession has come in handy sometimes.

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by Bunni » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:48 pm

I really liked house of Fraser before it got filled with sports direct garbage. It's still got a good sale section but the quality is watered down by all these low end market brands. Most of it seems to stick about for months without actually selling it seems.


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