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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

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Primark still top priority for Carlisle shoppers

Persuading Primark to set up shop remains a key hope of bargain-hunters in Carlisle.

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you are quite right Dr No, the council, other than being a significant landlord in carlisle, has nothing to do with it, the economy in carlisle bumps around, shops empty, shops occupy, very little the council can do about it, but by making a fuss they can claim credit.

Posted by tony on 25 January 2013 at 21:50

Why do the council have to do anything to help primark come here, they have enough money to buy land and build a store wherever they want and if they were desperate to come they would have done that. I have friends who would love to move to Carlisle are the council paying to help them move, and to top it all do we really want that tat here

Posted by dr no on 25 January 2013 at 17:30

give the masses what they want.

Posted by big poppa on 11 January 2013 at 20:36

Emma b..... I take issue with your comment, Carlisle will not end up looking like a poor mans City...... It already is a poor mans City, a City with a Village mentality.......

Posted by Bobby Dash on 29 December 2012 at 18:59

Not another cheap nasty shop. Why is Carlisle so down market?

Posted by RW on 16 November 2012 at 23:05

Brian: I think what Tracy Jackson said is quite clear: The Council should do all they can (within reason) to make conditions for the Primark company such that they would want to come to Carlisle i.e. make their coming to Carlisle a probable profitable venture.

Personally I think that when it comes to most clothing that if you buy cheap you buy twice (or more!), but there's no accounting for taste or opinion!

It also seeme to be a sad sign of the times that people are increasingly driven towards low cost goods (Primark, Netto, Ryanair) and not able to 'splash out' a bit more on what they might really like.
The UK seems to be going through a major adjustment - from being a country full of people who could buy what they wanted, to a country where people can only buy what is needed.

Posted by M. Grayling on 16 November 2012 at 01:10

Tracy Jackson, how on earth can the City council 'give Carlilse a Primark'? It is up to Primark themselves to do that. If they believe they can make a profit in the city of course. Although by the amount of people who seem desperate to wear cheap, poor quality, chavvy clothing it looks like they would at least make some money.

Posted by Brian on 15 November 2012 at 15:00

i lived in Carlisle for 24 years, went to school there and still have many family and friends in the city. I now live in Leeds which has a primark and believe me in todays financial climate it is a godsend. Please Carlisle city council you need to get your act together and do something that actually benefits the lovely people who dwell in your fair city, it's not all about having to pay over the odds for designer items. You have a post in your paper saying there are x amount of poverty areas so give these poor people a cheaper place to shop and at least try to alleviate some of the problem.

Posted by Tracy Jackson on 14 November 2012 at 15:50

I think that carlisle should go out of their way to bring the likes of primark to the city. people dont have the money they used to have and i hink it would be a welcomed addition to the city

Posted by G ward on 14 November 2012 at 10:04

what Emma said!

Posted by Mike on 12 November 2012 at 18:55

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