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Marks and Spencer

on 24th August 2018, 11:16 am
Wigan councils reaction

"News: Here’s our reaction to the news Marks and Spencer will be moving from Wigan town centre and what we’re doing to support future regeneration"

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Re: Marks and Spencer

on 24th August 2018, 11:26 am
Just read the WEP Story

I dont think it's a bad thing. Times change and shopping habits change. We have to adjust.
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Re: Marks and Spencer

on 24th August 2018, 1:53 pm
Ehm.. Just look at the council's previous masterplans. 1987- Let's flatten a popular thriving market hall and outside market that only need a refurbishment. 1995 - Let's put parking meters everywhere to drive all the shoppers away.   2006-Let's build an unnecessary new mall when the one we've got is half empty and whoever's left can move into the new one leaving the old one completely empty.   2018 - Lets build loads of eats and drinking places for the folk that no longer bother coming to Wigan as all the shops have closed................... On the plus side Wigan's currently a great place to visit if you're an alcoholic and will be even better with these new 'drink retails'.
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Re: Marks and Spencer

on 24th August 2018, 3:59 pm
You do have a point freddy.

I cant see people wanting to go to Robin Park purely to shop for M&S Food. There are too many fast food outlets there, so I dont suppose workers will want to get lunch from there. I wouldn't drive there to do food shopping only at M&S.They should keep their clothing section in my.opinion.
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Re: Marks and Spencer

on 24th August 2018, 9:26 pm
Marks and Spencer has announced its intention to leave the Grand Arcade
and open up a food hall at the out of town Robin Park shopping area instead.

Knickers To You All

Marks and Spencer
where will it all end,
national institution
out of town wend,
say bye bye
Grand Arcade no more,
as Robin Park
prepares to welcome this store
--
of knickers
for discerning older lass,
who Primark
the fuller figure alas,
oh Wigan
place of wonder with mi mam,
Little Arcade,
Gorners Café and spam,
--
that was then,
now slowly the rot
sets in
as each headline got,
screams lament
of a town in decline,
another fixture
out of town now consign,
--
and our Wigan,
before empty shops abound,
the solution
it’s imperative must be found,
else remain
just the ghosts of shopping’s past,
Marks and Sparks,
a knickers tribute
flies half-mast.
--
(George Melling, Th’Owd Chap, 24th August 2018)

Many thanks George Very Happy
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Re: Marks and Spencer

on 24th August 2018, 10:02 pm
Another slap in the face for those folk who live near the town centre, not one supermarket/food shop left once they go. I know a few who depend on being able to get staples from there....
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Re: Marks and Spencer

on 28th August 2018, 11:44 pm
@Vixen wrote:Another slap in the face for those folk who live near the town centre, not one supermarket/food shop left once they go. I know a few who depend on being able to get staples from there....


They sell staples in WH Smiths.  And in the Post Office on Wallgate!
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