Primark to be asked about Chapman's store takeover
Last updated at 12:12, Tuesday, 20 March 2012
A fresh bid to bring discount fashion retailer Primark to Carlisle could see it open a store in Victoria Viaduct.
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Being my first comment. Prior to 1847 Chapmans had plans for a new store obviously then a pristine city location in Carlisle. In year 2000 Ikea said, they wanted to expand with 20 additional new stores around the country. It was mentioned earlier it would harm city furniture shops and why when we then had MFI. The then Carlisle road structure for Ikea was poor for road access for some directions such as those in West Cumbria who still see the city as nearer than the far north east as a long journey. They'll soon seen Newcastle much nearer with the CNDR. Carlisle needs more very fast, not less sooner, as is the habit of the city's planning if Carlisle City Airport is anything to weigh in against. In 2009 Primark is known to be interested in creating a store in Carlisle. If Primark wanted the Victoria Viaduct store of Chapmans it is as said too small unless they reduce the range of products lines available with as mentioned possible storage problems. Maybe a scope for a suitable city site of former Lowther Street school/HM Theatre which is presently a car park, or in this locality. The buildings are past their prime in paid full time employment along much of street frontage. Would that not include Civic Centre or Rural Payments Agency (MAFF) building instead of council poaching further on Rickergate. In regard Ikea which I too would prefer not having a lengthy journey. Would many of the prime sites at Kingmoor with the new Carlisle bypass development route making access now more freely available with a new pub now planned and perhaps a new McDonalds drive thru' to add more litter to newly opened virgin countryside to add to Doc's electioneering which hopefully with his competitors includes many new jobs. I would prefer if the Chapmans store is indeed to small then Vasey's be given the opportunity to lease the building as they are one of the few in the city that will be left with some fine furniture made by British craftsmen. The latter being known to supply the Chapmans (and hopefully future) building with quality and not mass produced copied tat, sometimes made by children working long hours. My eldest fashion designer son added to me, he's seen some terrible working conditions in his travels. Shame on those who think those of similar age don't deserve a better lifestyle, such as education before forced into employment. The Clothing industry is ripe in some countries at employing cheap labour working long hours for... Despite the claims against sub-contracting to cheaper options goes on, despite many a companies efforts to stop the process. Would you like your kiddies to work ...
MAKE THE BUILDING WHERE MFI WAS A PRIMARK ITS HUGE AND HAS HUGE FREE CAR PARK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"However Dr Hendry's 'write a letter and tell them that the old chapmans building is dead good and that, and they should move here' is just naive drivel. Business isnt done like that, and he knows it. Cheap headlines."Good God Jim, we agree on something!You are also correct about the free parking but having unsuccessfully attempted to statistically refute my assertion of your colleague's apparent muteness, could you perhaps tell us what IS being done by our glorious City Council in the economic development area that the papers are not reporting or I may have missed? You mention that the council "continuously talk" but what are they doing?