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09-08-2013, 15:48   #1
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what on earth were the planners thinking of????? granting planning for a tesco in this position, i have no axe to grind against TESCO BUT SERIOUSLY SHEFFIELD COUNCIL???? next to the Cutlers hall, a building that celebrates Sheffields steel and cutlery heritage, opposite the Cathedral, hardly in keeping is it???? oh and it was a really beautiful building inside and out and have just seen the quality wooden banking hall features & guts being ripped out and thrown into skips, shame on you
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what on earth were the planners thinking of????? granting planning for a tesco in this position, i have no axe to grind against TESCO BUT SERIOUSLY SHEFFIELD COUNCIL???? next to the Cutlers hall, a building that celebrates Sheffields steel and cutlery heritage, opposite the Cathedral, hardly in keeping is it???? oh and it was a really beautiful building inside and out and have just seen the quality wooden banking hall features & guts being ripped out and thrown into skips, shame on you
A Tesco in the city centre proper, excellent news.
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what on earth were the planners thinking of????? granting planning for a tesco in this position, i have no axe to grind against TESCO BUT SERIOUSLY SHEFFIELD COUNCIL???? next to the Cutlers hall, a building that celebrates Sheffields steel and cutlery heritage, opposite the Cathedral, hardly in keeping is it???? oh and it was a really beautiful building inside and out and have just seen the quality wooden banking hall features & guts being ripped out and thrown into skips, shame on you
That building has been empty since HSBC left about 5 years ago.

Thank god for that! Well done Tesco!
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That building has been empty since HSBC left about 5 years ago.

Thank god for that! Well done Tesco!
i agree it was a dump and needed something doing to it but a Tesco???? and also sainsburys further down is opening at the old blacks store, soon thats all there will be is charity shops and supermarkets..........way to go council thats the way to get people into the centre
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i agree it was a dump and needed something doing to it but a Tesco???? and also sainsburys further down is opening at the old blacks store, soon thats all there will be is charity shops and supermarkets..........way to go council thats the way to get people into the centre
There are more and more people LIVING in the city centre - they need supermarkets. SCC is giving Sheffield people what Sheffield people want - way to go SCC.
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09-08-2013, 16:11   #6
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Good on Tesco.
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What gets me is that people didn't give a toss when it was empty!
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Surely a Tesco Metro is better than an empty shop ?
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There are more and more people LIVING in the city centre - they need supermarkets. SCC is giving Sheffield people what Sheffield people want - way to go SCC.
that may be so, there are more living in the centre mainly students, SCC use planning to their own agenda.....loads of people wanted Hooters in Leopold square but that was refused.....in fact the old Hsbc would have been a good site for Hooters
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Maybe you should ask SCC and then let us know what they said.
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Wasn't Hooters turned down because so many people objected, I doubt that the council were in any way opposed to a successful business opening up but can you imagine the uproar if they'd just ignored the opponents who managed to bring it to the general publics attention
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Wasn't Hooters turned down because so many people objected, I doubt that the council were in any way opposed to a successful business opening up but can you imagine the uproar if they'd just ignored the opponents who managed to bring it to the general publics attention
Hooters was turned down because there was and is a anti "sexist" agenda by SCC and a few religious types and feminists created a fuss, SCC are against anything business wise that doesnt fit their pc ideals!
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I love Tesco. Still a bit gutted we didn't get a hooters. Can't say I'd go that often but the one in Nottingham seems to do well and bring a lot of extra people in. Don't really see why people have a problem with it. There's some strange folk in Sheffield.
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Hooters was turned down because there was and is a anti "sexist" agenda by SCC and a few religious types and feminists created a fuss, SCC are against anything business wise that doesnt fit their pc ideals!
Or maybe the objection was that the city centre didn't need another tacky American burger joint - just a thought...............
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are you sure it isn't going to be a Tesco express, as I cant see them opening a metro when there is one on west street, express stores are in close locations together, metros normally arent is this on the councils website as ive not heard anything in press
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Hooters was turned down because there was and is a anti "sexist" agenda by SCC and a few religious types and feminists created a fuss, SCC are against anything business wise that doesnt fit their pc ideals!
Which religious types would those be and aren't there one or two lap dancing clubs licensed by the council still in operation?
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Its gonna be an express i was told by someone who works where the west st one is. Dont even know where church st is. How close is that to the west st tesco?
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Its gonna be an express i was told by someone who works where the west st one is. Dont even know where church st is. How close is that to the west st tesco?
5 mins walk

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what on earth were the planners thinking of????? granting planning for a tesco in this position, i have no axe to grind against TESCO BUT SERIOUSLY SHEFFIELD COUNCIL???? next to the Cutlers hall, a building that celebrates Sheffields steel and cutlery heritage, opposite the Cathedral, hardly in keeping is it???? oh and it was a really beautiful building inside and out and have just seen the quality wooden banking hall features & guts being ripped out and thrown into skips, shame on you
how do you know its going to be a tesco
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i agree it was a dump and needed something doing to it but a Tesco???? and also sainsburys further down is opening at the old blacks store, soon thats all there will be is charity shops and supermarkets..........way to go council thats the way to get people into the centre
better than a empty shop and tesco on west street is too far out to benefit from city centre trade

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5 mins walk

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how do you know its going to be a tesco
5 mins its further than that
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Or maybe the objection was that the city centre didn't need another tacky American burger joint - just a thought...............
and which other American burger joint tacky or not are you talking about?? you clearly have never been to a Hooters!!!

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Which religious types would those be and aren't there one or two lap dancing clubs licensed by the council still in operation?
all types probably but a small minority of the city population and yes i believe they are still open but can hardly be compared to Hooters!!!
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