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Developments in the local area
Topic posted by JohnM ... dated:17 November 2005
Those of you who read and contribute here regulary will know that I keep a close eye on future
major developments in the area, particulary related to Peel Holdings.

As promised a week or so back in this thread I hope to describe the main developments so others
can obtain an overview of what is on the cards nad to bring together all comments under one thread - some of these developments have been agreed, others
are still on the drawing board. Please feel free to correct or add any comments as you see fit.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Atlantean ... dated:29 November 2019

TSB on Crofts Bank Road closes June 2020.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:29 November 2019

Urmston branch of the TSB is to close next June yet another bar space or restaurant.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Rozzer ... dated:26 November 2019

The high rise flats at Lostock Circle, overlook two schools.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Sunflowers ... dated:24 November 2019
Whatever it is, it can't overlook the school. Or am I wrong? 
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:23 November 2019

Shrubb - if you look the comment about the Aldi was responding to a comment by Min from 30th October.

No planning application on the Trafford website for the Nag's Head site other than for the demolition of the building. Suspect it'll be apartments like those at the back of the pub in the end.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Shrubb ... dated:22 November 2019

The Aldi is actually being built on the Trafford Retail Park - the old Cascade - on the site of the demolished car showrooms, not at the Nag's Head - but I have no idea what will will be built there.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:21 November 2019

Min (30th Oct) - there's a piece on the Evening News website about the "huge new Aldi". Expected to open in the summer of next year.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Sunflowers ... dated:19 November 2019
Does anyone know what will be replacing the Catherine Lowe care home at the Nags Head? 
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:19 November 2019

Brewchimp are opening a second bar, this time on Flixton Road opposite the park, in the old cafe next to the car spares shop.  It opens this Friday, 22nd November, apparently.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:12 November 2019

I was on holiday recently and met a couple who know the Baileys. As I remember the story, the Baileys have been semi-retired for a while and wanting to sell off the shop, which apparently they owned outright, not just a lease. This has now happened. The business has been sold and will re-open on Victoria Parade, next door to the Cheeky Cherubs playgroup. I don't know if it will keep the Bailey's Carpets name or not but I doubt it, since neither shop is trading at present and there's no notice about the sale in the windows of the original shop. When I walked by this morning there was work going on in both shops - probably transferring stock and fittings. I have no idea what the original shop will become next.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Atlantean ... dated:12 November 2019

William Hill in Eden Square closed too.

Has Bailey's carpets closed?

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Rozzer ... dated:10 November 2019

William Hill at Woodsend, has a closed notice, on the door and windows.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:09 November 2019

From the look of it, Prost, there seems to be a crossover between eating and drinking. Confirmed is that Devine has closed and will relaunch as the Larder.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:08 November 2019

Divad - which bar? If you mean Proost it's a fine dining restaurant, not a bar.

In other news, Harry's Temperance Bar on Flixton Road is moving to Victoria Parade in December. William Hill in Eden Square has closed. Halifax on Flixton Road closed on Wednesday.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:07 November 2019

Yet another Bar has arrived on Crofts Bank Road this time. It is looking likely Divine on Higher Road has closed. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:30 October 2019

Min - Aldi and a drive-through Starbucks. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Mln ... dated:30 October 2019

Anyone know what is happening at the old Cascade Motors site near Trafford Retail Park?

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:28 October 2019

Leoncino Neapolitan Pizza has opened on Station Road in the old Oxfam unit.  Seems to be getting good reviews on Google Maps and looks busy whenever I've gone past in the evening.

Station Bar & Grill on Station Road has been rebranded as Medis Mediterranean Restaurant.

The former Garden Cafe on Crofts Bank Road has opened as a fine dining restaurant called Proost.  Looks really good and we're looking forward to trying it.

Goddard & Staines Coachcraft on Higher Road is relocating to the Longford Trading Estate in Gorse Hill, just off Chester Road on Thomas Street, on 30th October.

Bailey's Carpet Centre on Higher Road has closed and I believe it has relocated to Victoria Parade.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:07 October 2019

The Church Road Knoll is to close and revert to residential use.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:04 October 2019

At last after a least 3 plus years the see saw in Chassen Park has been replaced along with the roundabout which had been condemed for 18 months 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:03 October 2019

The hoardings surrounding the new development on the site of the old Bowfell House have been removed, and the new Bowfell House, a care home, is visible for your inspection. And not just outside: they're holding an Open Day this coming Saturday, 5th October, between 11 am and 2 pm. There's a little more information, but not much, on the Bowfell House website. It's run by the Knoll Care Partnership, who already run The Knoll in Urmston and The Fairways in Flixton.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:02 October 2019

York Lodge on Crofts Bank Road is to revert to a pair of homes. All extentions to be demolished and landscaped.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:30 September 2019

Update - Get Chucked is going to become El Camino Mexican restaurant, owned & run by the same people.  They had a "takeover" by El Camino a while ago and it's taking over full time the week after Get Chucked closes according to an article in the Manchester Evening News.

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/get-chucked-urmston-el-camino-17005645

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:30 September 2019

Get Chucked on Flixton Road is closing on 6th October according to their Twitter account.  No details given as to why.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:23 September 2019

Just walked past and noticed a sign on the Garrick Head of pub to let. is this a sign of to many bars in Urmston and the day of the big Pub is over

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:16 September 2019

Aardvark - Yes, the Homewares shop (corner of Church Road and Broadoaks Road) is 194 Church Road according to Google.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:16 September 2019

It must be a fashion, after Lowery's Yard on Victoria Parade, now another Yard. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:16 September 2019

Is that no. 194? I noticed a notice - well, that's what they're for, I s'pose - in the Manchester Weekly News. Application to sell alcohol between 0800 and 2300, Monday to Saturday, and 10000-2200 on Sundays. Premises to be known as "Sarah's Yard".

There's also a notice for no. 145 Church Road, which is the existing "Craft & Coffee" shop, next door to Ann Blyth & Son, Funeral Directors. It's an application to sell alcohol between 1100 and 2100.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:15 September 2019

There's a planning notice stuck on the door of the Homewares shop on Church Road which seems to indicate it is becoming an artisan and continental food shop. 

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