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If the Old Queen’s Head found itself to be in a position that ‘didn’t suit’, you just wonder what might happen to it.

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1 minute ago, crookesey said:

If the Old Queen’s Head found itself to be in a position that ‘didn’t suit’, you just wonder what might happen to it.

I was in there yesterday about 4pm and it was quite busy

 

Its got alot better over the last few years and the food isnt that bad

 

Even the Penny Black has had a bit of a resurgence since it became a Green King 👍

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At the end of the day, anywhere that is a popular, well-used, thriving and popular business is much less likely to be closed down than somewhere who is struggling for customers and struggling to make ends meet. Of course it's sad when a local pub or other local landmark closes down for good - but if local people used it more frequently and kept it operating  profitably, it would have a better chance of surviving.

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2 hours ago, FIRETHORN1 said:

At the end of the day, anywhere that is a popular, well-used, thriving and popular business is much less likely to be closed down than somewhere who is struggling for customers and struggling to make ends meet. Of course it's sad when a local pub or other local landmark closes down for good - but if local people used it more frequently and kept it operating  profitably, it would have a better chance of surviving.

Exactly 👍

 

Look at the state of the Old Town Hall which has been empty since 1997 because of ridiculous  conservation rules

 

We're lucky its not burnt down yet

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6 minutes ago, Jack Grey said:

Exactly 👍

 

Look at the state of the Old Town Hall which has been empty since 1997 because of ridiculous  conservation rules

 

We're lucky its not burnt down yet

Whats conservation rules got to do with the council pulling down the Yorkshireman ?

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22 hours ago, Jack Grey said:

Exactly 👍

 

Look at the state of the Old Town Hall which has been empty since 1997 because of ridiculous  conservation rules

 

We're lucky its not burnt down yet

Nonsense.

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On 22/01/2022 at 19:50, hackey lad said:

Whats conservation rules got to do with the council pulling down the Yorkshireman ?

It’s coming down cos it’s structurally unsafe isn’t it?

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The CC has very few pre Victorian buildings, I feel that the few that are still left standing should be preserved, obviously the powers that be disagree.

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13 hours ago, crookesey said:

The CC has very few pre Victorian buildings, I feel that the few that are still left standing should be preserved, obviously the powers that be disagree.

I understand what you mean but not every building can be kept just because its from the Victorian era.  No doubt a hundred & odd years ago our Victorian equivalents would have been moaning because some of them wanted to demolish Georgian building to put up 'modern' Victorian eyesores? 

 

At the end of the day, looking at the developments that's proposed around where the Yorkshireman's Arms stands, it would have been demolished at some point anyway.  It started to go down hill & lost its way & regular customer base, when those who ran the Beauchief Hotel took it over & changed the name to Lion's Lair, trying to turn it into some high end, high priced, gastro-pub. 

Edited by Baron99

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2 hours ago, Baron99 said:

I understand what you mean but not every building can be kept just because its from the Victorian era.  No doubt a hundred & odd years ago our Victorian equivalents would have been moaning because some of them wanted to demolish Georgian building to put up 'modern' Victorian eyesores? 

 

At the end of the day, looking at the developments that's proposed around where the Yorkshireman's Arms stands, it would have been demolished at some point anyway.  It started to go down hill & lost its way & regular customer base, when those who ran the Beauchief Hotel took it over & changed the name to Lion's Lair, trying to turn it into some high end, high priced, gastro-pub. 

Come to think of it my maternal grandparents, who were born in the late Victorian era, were brought up in very old ‘two up two down’ terraced houses that they hated.

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The council compulsory purchased the Yorkshireman along with many other buildings in the area as part of the "Heart of the City" regeneration and redevelopment programme. The CPOs in the area were a few years ago now and places like the Yorkshireman and Henry's were rented out to operators on a short term basis until redevelopment was due to begin. This is phase 2 of the current wave of development.

 

Read more about the projects here >> https://heartofsheffield.co.uk/

 

Generally it should be positive in terms of improving the City Centre and breathing life back into some neglected parts, however it is sad to see only token gestures being made to heritage and history, generally with in many cases facades being kept but the actual building being demolished.

 

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Edited by Andy C

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