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21-09-2017, 22:34   #21
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Will be a reight laugh at closing time when all the (ahem) homeless people are there for the freebies
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09-11-2017, 20:27   #22
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Walked past it today. It looks better being something than it being an empty building. Can't see me ever going in tho. Too pricey!
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09-11-2017, 21:17   #23
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dont worry, it'll close after a week because Sheffielders will complain it's too expensive
Too true, if Joe Bloggs can make a cheese sandwich on white bread for 80p I'm not spending £3.99 on a free range chicken, salad and herb dressing baguette.

You'll be telling me there are pints of beer in Sheffield that cost over £2.60 next.
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10-11-2017, 09:47   #24
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Too true, if Joe Bloggs can make a cheese sandwich on white bread for 80p I'm not spending £3.99 on a free range chicken, salad and herb dressing baguette.

You'll be telling me there are pints of beer in Sheffield that cost over £2.60 next.
True. The mentality of much of South Yorkshire goes something like: "Who needs the likes of Gaucho, San Carlo etc when we've got Wetherspoons?" It'll be the same with Pret.
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10-11-2017, 09:55   #25
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True. The mentality of much of South Yorkshire goes something like: "Who needs the likes of Gaucho, San Carlo etc when we've got Wetherspoons?" It'll be the same with Pret.
Good old Wetherspoons, where you can get totally trashed, for less, lol. And where it's clientele can vary from pub to pub.
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10-11-2017, 10:16   #26
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True. The mentality of much of South Yorkshire goes something like: "Who needs the likes of Gaucho, San Carlo etc when we've got Wetherspoons?" It'll be the same with Pret.
No - that's not true.

It's just a popular myth that people have the viewpoint.

I can just imagine the sales and marketing team at pret - awash with data and research on Sheffield - saying

"well no one in Sheffield is ever going to pay £3 for a sandwich but what the hell - lets spend £'000's on opening a brand new shop there anyway"
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10-11-2017, 12:10   #27
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"well no one in Sheffield is ever going to pay £3 for a sandwich but what the hell - lets spend £'000's on opening a brand new shop there anyway"
Many shops open and then close. Running a business is hard in a city that has a large number of poor, be they students or locals. People with cash prefer the bigger choice at Meadowhall, no beggars, or people doing surveys, chuggers, all under cover, and free parking.

I was quite surprised to see Hotel Chocolat open in town, and time will tell if it stays there especially after Thorntons have reduced their number of shops.
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10-11-2017, 12:19   #28
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Many shops open and then close. Running a business is hard in a city that has a large number of poor, be they students or locals. People with cash prefer the bigger choice at Meadowhall, no beggars, or people doing surveys, chuggers, all under cover, and free parking.

I was quite surprised to see Hotel Chocolat open in town, and time will tell if it stays there especially after Thorntons have reduced their number of shops.
You may be right - but for the moment Iíll trust their judgement and see how it goes.
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10-11-2017, 12:36   #29
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Many shops open and then close. Running a business is hard in a city that has a large number of poor, be they students or locals. People with cash prefer the bigger choice at Meadowhall, no beggars, or people doing surveys, chuggers, all under cover, and free parking.

I was quite surprised to see Hotel Chocolat open in town, and time will tell if it stays there especially after Thorntons have reduced their number of shops.
I'm glad Hotel Chocolat opened a shop in town. I love their chocolates. But I also love Thorntons chocolates too!
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10-11-2017, 16:09   #30
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Many shops open and then close. Running a business is hard in a city that has a large number of poor, be they students or locals. People with cash prefer the bigger choice at Meadowhall, no beggars, or people doing surveys, chuggers, all under cover, and free parking.
I would say people with cash prefer Manchester or Leeds over Meadowhall and don't care about parking costs.
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I would say people with cash prefer Manchester or Leeds over Meadowhall and don't care about parking costs.
I prefer to shop online and to go to town, be that Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester or Liverpool to eat and drink.
I think a lot of people seem to shop online now. Not just because of price but because of the far greater choice available on the internet. No shopping centre in the world can compete.
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I prefer to shop online and to go to town, be that Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester or Liverpool to eat and drink.
I think a lot of people seem to shop online now. Not just because of price but because of the far greater choice available on the internet. No shopping centre in the world can compete.
You canít order a Pret A Manger sandwich online though can you?
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I would say people with cash prefer Manchester or Leeds over Meadowhall and don't care about parking costs.
I went to Manchester the other week, and really enjoyed it!
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11-11-2017, 22:54   #34
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I prefer to shop online and to go to town, be that Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester or Liverpool to eat and drink.
I think a lot of people seem to shop online now. Not just because of price but because of the far greater choice available on the internet. No shopping centre in the world can compete.
Very true! Frankly I dislike Meadowhall - too narrow walkways, too many screaming kids and no fresh air!
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12-11-2017, 12:55   #35
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Very true! Frankly I dislike Meadowhall - too narrow walkways, too many screaming kids and no fresh air!
I'm not a fan of it either.
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12-11-2017, 13:11   #36
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I remember when we had a pret in Meadowhall years ago. Just up from the “Choux shop” that was the best cream tea you could ever get!
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12-11-2017, 23:21   #37
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Too true, if Joe Bloggs can make a cheese sandwich on white bread for 80p I'm not spending £3.99 on a free range chicken, salad and herb dressing baguette.
You forgot the avocado, quinoa and chia seeds.

Gotta admit tho, being a native southerner, I do like their breakfast Panini/Butty things...just bloody expensive.
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