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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 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 ?

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

Reddc - Harry's Temperance Bar is next door to Lowery's Yard in Victoria Parade. It's not really visible from Higher Road, partly because of all the adverts for Lowery's Yard.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:16 January 2020

Unlike the existing gyms, the one in the old McColls on Flixton Road is women only. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:16 January 2020

After the rise of the small shop bars and restaurants we now have the new gym in the old Co op /Mcolls shop that now gives Urmston another gym after the one in the Edan square the one on Higher road,the two council sports centres 

after all that food and drink is Urmston going to be a fitter place to live

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:15 January 2020

According to their Facebook page they are open Wednesday to Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 10.30-4.30.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Reddc ... dated:15 January 2020

Hi

When is Harry's Temperance Bar opening because there is no sign of it opening in Victoria Parade?

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.

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