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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 Aardvark ... dated:23 August 2020

The Corner Lounge in the centre of Urmston has re-opened. I've not had chance to go in and find out what if anything has changed. Have any of you been in?

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Dogsbody ... dated:16 July 2020

Lily's in Eden Square definitely open.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:12 July 2020

I've not been out much so can't really say. Depends on what you want from a cafe really. If you just want tea or coffee then some of the pubs will do that (e.g. Wetherspoon's). As will Whittaker's chip shop on Station Road. The cafe at the back of the shop has re-opened and they can also serve you in the hitherto rarely used upstairs room.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Reddc ... dated:11 July 2020

Hi,

Can anyone tell me what cafes have reopened that you can sit inside please in Urmston?



Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:05 July 2020

Kelder, Prairie Schooner Taphouse and The Assembly not opening just yet. Bevano Lounge being refurbished. Corner Lounge not reopening. 

Proost opening later this month. Get Chucked remaining as deliveries only for now. Istanbul Grill being refurbished. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:05 July 2020

Has anybody heard of which of our Public Houses and Bars will not be opening this weekend also restaurants .

we here in Urmston before the virus had a  good  night life and I suppose those that are left  will be full at  1 meter spaces Cheers everyone

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:03 July 2020

The Corner Lounge (corner of Station Road and Higher Road) has closed for good. A post on their Facebook page yesterday states that "It’s with a heavy heart to let you all know we will be closing The Corner Lounge and not reopening as a bar."

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:30 March 2020

The Trafford Centre is now going to be a big white elephant all most all the shops and the new Barton square shut. The holding company in financial trouble.. and a tram system with no passengers which opened on the Day of the main virus close down was announced. And with the news tonight Sunday that it may be 6. Months before things may get back to some sense but for many of us over 70s we may not be here to see it. But it was good while it lasted the 22 years.

No trying to find a parking place in Manchester which cost..5 minutes to get there all the clothes. Food places to eat .films to see.. will some of the big names return.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:30 March 2020

The former Blue Raj on Flixton Road is to open as an Indian bar & grill called the Blue Sapphire. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:29 March 2020

Stagecoach timetables have been revised again. The 15, 25 and 255 will now run hourly. The 23 and 256 will run half-hourly during the day and hourly in the evenings. Details on Stagecoach's website.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:28 March 2020

Aardvark - McGloins might be the home of the "weigh & save" type shop which is coming to Urmston. The couple who are running it have posted on Facebook a few times. It'll be packaging free, encouraging recycling (bring your own containers etc) and environmentally friendly.

Elsewhere, no idea what's happening with the former Blue Raj on Flixton Road. It's had a new front installed to the ground floor. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:27 March 2020

McGloin's Butchers on Crofts Bank Road has definitely closed down. There is now a sign over it saying "LET" but giving no clue to what it might become.

Meanwhile, Bernard Kelly on the indoor market is having a very busy time as people stock up for the present emergency. But today he had plenty of food on offer, from whole free range chickens at one end to duck eggs at the other end of his stall. He's gone to some trouble to mark out two metre squares in front of his counter so that customers can observe Social Distancing.

The fruit & veg stall has re-arranged itself to spread out its customers and avoid congesting the entrance to the indoor market.

In Eden Square there are still long queues for both Aldi and Sainsbury's, because of the need to avoid crowds inside the shops.

I hear that wet fish is becoming scarcer because fewer trawlermen are putting out to sea. This is because they've lost their regular outlets in the restaurant trade.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:18 March 2020

With all the government's warnings about the virus about not going to pubs clubs and restaurants etc.

Why is the Bird  in Hand having a fun fair in Its car park for this week end I know it's Mother's Day but the last place I would go would be such a place with all those hands being used to hold on with and probably no sanitation wipes between rides

I am not a kill joy had it been at any other time I probably would of made use of the entertainment

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:13 March 2020

Min - There's no sign of any changes to the access to or from the site looking at the planning application documents.  

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Mln ... dated:12 March 2020

Anyone know what the plans are to deal with the extra traffic at the Retail Park once the new Aldi and Coffee shop open?  It's already quite busy at times but will get much busier.  

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:09 March 2020

Plans for Therme Manchester - a 28 acre tropical spa and wellbeing resort located on the site currently occupied by EventCity on Barton Dock Road - have been approved.  Looks fantastic.

EventCity is moving to the former Soccerdome (used to the the JJB) next to the lifting bridge over the Ship Canal.  New pitches for 5-a-side are being built next to the ChillFactorE.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:27 February 2020

Last Oct/Nov Malvern Ave road surface was coated by Colas with a tar and small grit covering the full length At the Flixton Road end this now been ripped apart by accelerating cars causing wheel spin and a 30inch circle of road a few inches deep and the first 10 yards in to Malvern Ave is a disgrace.

Along the full  length of the Avenue most of the grids are not dealing with the rain and large puddles are forming..meaning that  Thay are probably blocked by the said grit ,causing wet pedestrians unable to avoid the water from vehicle bow waves

As rate payers we have been over charged for poor  repairs

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:24 February 2020

Bayray - There's no planning application on the Trafford website, so maybe the place needed some urgent structural work and that's what's going on?

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:23 February 2020

Any ideas on what the Blue Raj on Flixton Road is going to be as the front of the building has been removed

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:14 February 2020

Thanks Bayray - I'd forgotten about Howarth's.

In other news, Top Marks, the clothes and gifts shop on Flixton Road, opposite the hospital, is closing down. All remaining stock reduced to £2.50, I'm told.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:14 February 2020

Howorth's on Flixton Rd  is still open.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:12 February 2020

Benco,

Councillor Joanne Harding had a meeting with the developers last week and posted this on Twitter a few days ago:

"Urmston councillors and officers from Trafford Council attended a meeting on 28th January with McGoff Developers for Market 41.  The aim of the meeting was to gain an update position on the progression of the project.  The meeting was cordial and positive with McGoff stating they remain committed to this project and have invested a significant amount in driving Market 41 forward.  They mentioned they have been undertaking funding discussions with various providers with a view to commencing site works later this year.  They also stated they will continue to provide regular updates to the Urmston Partnership members."

So, in short, there's nothing new to report.  Personally I think we might all be living on Mars before Market 41 happens.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:11 February 2020

McGloin's Butchers on Crofts Bank Road seems to have closed down. The roller shutters have been shut since Christmas, according to folk in Stott's Opticians next door. I think that just leaves Bernard Kelly in the Indoor Market as Urmston's last independent butcher.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:11 February 2020

After last weeks fire in Shaw House on Pennybridge Lane it now is being demolished it was a nice building with a large conservatory at the back for the residents to see the birds and other wild life it such a shame when it closed.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Benco ... dated:11 February 2020

Does anyone have any knowledge of what is happening with Makret 41? Their last press release was 6 months ago and said very little 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:26 January 2020

Theru Kadai on Church Road is closing on 1st February. A new gluten free cafe called Wave the Grain will open in its place at the end of February. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:25 January 2020

Harry's Temperance Bar was very much open and trading today (Saturday). I took a photo of their opening times. It's closed all day Monday and Tuesday but otherwise it's open from 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday, and 10.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. on Sundays.

While I was in Victoria Parade I had a look at what I thought was going to a revival of Bailey's Carpets (the unit next door to the Cheeky Cherubs playgroup). It's still empty but has been tidied up and fitted with a nice carpet, or carpet tiles. No clue to when or if it might re-open for selling carpets. And a big notice over it says it's been "SOLD", so perhaps it's going to be someone's house. Who knows?

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:18 January 2020

Reddc - you've asked the same question twice. Already answered below. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Reddc ... dated:17 January 2020

What has happened to Harry's Temperance Bar it was supposed to open in Victoria Parade off Higher Road but there is no sign of it ?

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