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RichK

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  1. RichK

    Two Sheds micropub, Crookes

    Another good night in there, Tuesday was quiz night and although I didn't partake it was a good one. It's a bit like being in a big front room, exactly what a pub should be.
  2. RichK

    Is eBay finished?

    You can report them with a single click, it won't take much of that for them to be banned. You'd then offer to the underbidder and with luck they won't give you any trouble.
  3. RichK

    Two Sheds micropub, Crookes

    I had a few in there last night, very pleasant it was too after deciding against the noise in the Ball. Nice work. Out of mild curiosity, how are the tables bolted down? There's no screws in the legs but they're well secured somehow. That's probably the most boring question ever asked on this forum, but I am very boring. Also: many of the chairs remind of my old school's chairs but that school was destroyed many years ago (hooray!). Where did they come from? Great asset to Crookes, agreed. Me too, that was my first NEIPA and not my last.
  4. RichK

    Showroom Cinema

    There's truth in that. I just thought a business like showroom would skate through the exercise somehow.
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    Showroom Cinema

    Surprised to see their food score isn't anything to brag about: https://www.scoresonthedoors.org.uk/business/the-showroom--58439.html
  6. RichK

    Is eBay finished?

    It's some time ago now but I had a scammer from Poland try a refund fraud on me. He tried claiming the (very expensive and heavy) item had been "destroyed" by the courier, best he could do was a very vague and obscure photograph. He did his best to get me to email outside of ebay ("I can't send the clear photo through ebay!") and also tried to get me angry about the courier company. Presumably to divert my time and attention. Keep a clear head, keep it professional. I kept reminding him it was "best to stay within the ebay message system in case *you* need evidence in an investigation. It's best for you sir". I sent a message along the lines of: "if you could send a photograph of the destroyed item including the serial number in case we need to issue criminal proceedings against these couriers" and "just return the item, even if it is destroyed, and we will refund immediately - of course all serial numbers will be verified". Basically do what any business would do and do not get angry. Eventually he went quiet but it was a nervous period waiting for the refund window to close. I was able to track down the buyer, in Poland, and it turns out he runs an online shop. And to my surprise there's a similar item to mine on sale - looking in pretty good condition to say it was "destroyed"! If he had managed to scam a refund, I would have bought the item back, on a credit card. I suspect I would have been lodging a complaint about a "destroyed" item with the credit card company...
  7. Cat's PJs: Oh God, "Street Food". To be fair, I've eaten in the Leeds Branch (indoors, you don't actually go onto the street, and the food has never actually seen outdoors, but y'know, marketing) and it was good. Genuinely good quality but the branding is up itself.
  8. RichK

    The old Grindstone Crookes

    And it's open this evening too (nearly empty but then the Ball wasn't exactly heaving either). Anyone know what's happening? My guess is that caretakers have been dropped in already.
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    The old Grindstone Crookes

    This thread has got confusing. Is it closed now or not? Last I heard they were running down the stock ready to close. It was in darkness last couple of times I looked. Greene King gaffs don't stay closed for long, is the next victim lined up yet?
  10. RichK

    Carson Stationer Closed

    3. Office World have been dead for at least the last 10 years. They were bought by - ironically - staples. 4. It's Office Outlet the odd chain that are trading in the old staples shop. They won't last long . 5. Hilco (hmv owner) bought the 'assets' from staples and now they run the estate like a jumble sale. 6. Lazarus' post is pretty much right if you sub 'folded' with 'brix and mortar biz was flogged for a quid and a used copy of Fiesta'.
  11. RichK

    Sandwich bar side of old Redgates

    According to the streetview pictures it was still open in Jul 2008 but closed by Oct 2014. 2014: here 2008 here
  12. RichK

    Old Coroner's Court building

    It's been in use regularly. I did my work experience in that building in 1988 when the council ran it as 'Enterprise Workshops' (tiny computer programming firm called Micropraxis). There were lots of businesses in there, light engineering companies that kind of thing. For at least the last 10 years it's been used as a similar small business venue by a private operator. I took an office there from 2012 to 2013. I think it's probably been closed the last couple of years though. The building is in a poor state of repair (dump to put it kindly) but it's been well used. The clue is the blue sign of the building in the picture 'old coroner's court business centre'. Seems the writers at exposed are wanting to work their way up to a job on The Star.
  13. RichK

    R.I.P Roger Bannister

    ... but he did go on to beat the new sub-4-minute record holder John Landy at the Commonwealth Games. That must have been one hell of a race. http://www.miraclemile1954.com/
  14. Also since many bus lanes allow parking when they're not operating, if you do drive in the bus lane you end up having to cut in and out of the line of traffic who are refusing to go in the bus lane. It's a pain in the backside and using the bus lane doesn't gain much since by definition it's off peak time anyway.
  15. RichK

    Jared Omara MP ..

    I may be misreading it, but I can't see anything wrong with that post. I've not bothered checking the rest of the thread but isn't he stating he finds the use of the word "coloured" offensive? Bit ironic that, him lecturing people on correct speech on the internet. (Edit to add: just realised that's probably what you meant, Pete!) Can't believe I'm defending the guy, I personally find him odious. But unless he does the decent thing, Hallam are stuck with him until 2022, or until the government collapses.
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