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    Default Church Street Shopping Area

    I know I am the Victor Meldrew of this site but living in this city makes you like that.

    How long is it taking to resurface Church Street?


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    This started months ago and has got to be driving shoppers to the Trafford Centre.

    I wouldn't mind but every time I walk down there it seems no one is working on it.

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    Its taking ages, I went into town this evening and the place is awful, plus the closing down of HMV.....Its almost like they are making it up as they go along....and I'm sure there's a piece of xmas lighting still up
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    Speke Retails better.
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    What caused the differences in the height of the pavement that the middle section needed to be tarmaced?

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    Apparently they stopped working on it during the Christmas rush.But it seems as though they're having a two month holiday.

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    And 86 tea breaks every hour.

    What annoys me is what happened to the original paving. Every time sewers or gas mains had to be repaired using open-cut methods, the block paving was taken up and replaced with quick, lazy tarmac. Is this going to happen again? I mean, within 12 months will the new work be patched with tarmac all over the place?

    It is taking an age, and I'm not sure what the raised hump is about...

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    [QUOTE=Suburban;38306]I know I am the Victor Meldrew of this site but living in this city makes you like that.

    don't worry .. I'm a cross between Mrs Meldrew and Mrs Bouquet

    ... also brought on by living in this city .. or more to the point - this country !




    ( I am very Scouseproud underneath it all tho' )

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    Quote Originally Posted by snappel View Post
    And 86 tea breaks every hour.

    What annoys me is what happened to the original paving. Every time sewers or gas mains had to be repaired using open-cut methods, the block paving was taken up and replaced with quick, lazy tarmac. Is this going to happen again? I mean, within 12 months will the new work be patched with tarmac all over the place?

    It is taking an age, and I'm not sure what the raised hump is about...
    there are several bits where this replacement of the cobbles with lump of tarmac or puttng the cobbles back crappily, I was so peeded of took some photos emailed them to some people in the council and was reliably informed that Enterprise, (run by the only officer to sell his soul to the Devil-David McElhinney)
    were contracted to reinstate the pavements with 30 days, the last time I looked the job still hadnt been done, that was jsut under a year ago......I'm gona check see if they stil ahvent been done and get emailing again, I even emailed Warren "Phil Cool" Bradley, give him his due he did reply but if he cant get it done then no one can. It'll be interesting to see how quickly the pavements in the Grosvenor scheme get laid, and repaired, no tarmac there methinks, m'lorship wouldn't like it

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    I might give Liverpool city centre a miss on the 12th. I thought it would be bad enough with just people going mad at Primark opening - not protesting outside it too!

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    Never thought i'd be alive when Primark actually managed to open that place.

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    There's a Primark just 15 minutes away in Birkenhead, with even better parking facilities than here in Liverpool. So why the excitement? It seems to me that 'bargain shopping' is the new religion.
    Can't blame the protestors though. I hope there's some consistency here and that among them are those who supported the slavery museum at the other end of the street.
    As I have wryly asked before, I wonder how many of those whose hearts bleed for African (not other kinds) of slaves over 200 years ago, fill their homes and dress in clothes manufactured under conditions worse than those experienced on many a plantation.
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    http://youtube.com/watch?v=iHDsO9ue0Nw

    Primark staff should be trained In this ability.
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    a report claimed workers are paid as little as 13p per hour and forced to work excessive shifts and overtime periods at factories producing Primark goods in countries such as Bangladesh
    Can you imagine what would happen if we stopped exploiting the developing world to provide us with cheap goods - the resulting pressure on wages and profits. OMG modern western capitalism would collapse!

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    Countdown to Primark opening
    Sep 11 2007
    by Neil Hodgson, Liverpool Echo



    WELCOME to Liverpool’s first Primark store.

    These exclusive preview pictures ahead of tomorrow’s opening show the results of the massive conversion from Littlewoods’ former flagship Church Street store to the highly successful Primark brand.

    Primark parent company Associated British Foods bought 120 Littlewoods high street stores in 2005 and retained about 40 for conversion.

    Last year the group also bought the adjacent Open retail store to enlarge the Littlewoods site which delayed the original planned opening from October 2006. Work was also hampered by a fire on the third floor during building work in April.



    The new store, which has been refurbished to Primark’s latest format, now employs 901 staff working over five floors.

    The new store has joined the 500-strong Business Improvement District (BID) which spearheads initiatives among city centre businesses.

    BID chief executive Rita Waters said: “We’re extremely pleased to welcome Primark to the city”

    Source: Liverpool Echo

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    New Primark Store coming to Liverpool



    Primark is proud to announce the opening of its latest store on Wednesday 12th September in Liverpool on Church Street


    You may see malicious rumours on the internet of special opening offers. These are untrue.


    What is undoubtedly true is that Primark is bringing its permanently low prices to Liverpool.




    No gimmicks, no special offers just unbeatable Primark value



    Source: Primark

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    901 staff?

    You go in these places and all you see are about 3 people on the tills (if they're busy).

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    Default Banners in Church Street

    Walked down Church Street and Lord Street this morning (Fri 4th Jan).
    The banners hanging across the Streets are "Rubbish"...What a great start to our Culture year.
    Worse still, one of them says "creativity"

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    I think they are very disappointing, I went down Riverside Drive yesterday and it was impossible to make head or tail of what was on them, even as a passenger. They dont look very weatherproof either.

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    They're the ones Kev

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    So they've infiltrated town as well spreading like a virus.
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    No, I don't mean those single banners Kev....I mean the multiple banners going right across Church/Lord street. They're on the wires that held up the Christmas lights.

    I just walked down there again this morning(Monday 7th Jan)and most of them are torn to shreds by the weather!...They haven't been up for a week yet!

    In my opinion they should all be removed and replaced with a new and better designed idea...The Ad agency involved in designing them should feel pretty embarrassed I think.

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    Default HMV - Church Street

    Please someone confirm this for me as when I have mentioned this to people in the past, they look at me like I'm on wacky backy.

    In the late 80s early 90s there was two HMV's in town. One was upstairs in Church Street which you went up the escalators to. The other one was a single floor mini shop in Lord Street. If memory serves me right I would say it is kind of where French Connection is now.

    Also, and this is the bit that people look at me funny when I metion this, next to the upstairs HMV in Church Street there was a Burger King next to it. Please confirm this is correct. I remember my Auntie and Uncle taking me there before I went to see Ghostbusters in the Lime Street Pictures!

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    I remember there being two HMVs, dont remember that Burger King though.

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    Yes, I remember the 2 HMV's. The one in Lord st was only small. There was a cafe next to the Church st one (up the escalator) - not sure if it was Burger king or not. (it is a possibility).

    I can remember when it was Woolworths cafe. That's going back some years.

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    Yes Kev, the hmv shop is now going to be a walk through arcade, so yes, we don,t have another hmv in town.

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    You are right about it Kev, once, many years ago, I had a Chrimbo job on security at Church street HMV, and there was a Burger King next to it.

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    I remember the burger king up the escalters, on the same side of church st as coopers buildings ( old wh smith store ),then I think further up the street it was C&A , and Top Shop, then I think it was burgerking and HMV,

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    Quote Originally Posted by chippie View Post
    Yes Kev, the hmv shop is now going to be a walk through arcade, so yes, we don,t have another hmv in town.

    Yes, I too can confirm the small HMV in Lord St and obviously the one upstairs next to Top Shop with the Burger King next to it.

    Chippie, we do still have a HMV in town, it's in the old Gas place in Bold St.
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