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DaveR

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Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« Reply #-1 on: September 03, 2010, 10:26:02 AM »
This is a  'Catch All' topic for snippets of news/info relating to Colwyn Bay that don't really deserve their own topic.
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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« on: September 03, 2010, 07:54:42 PM »
The Original Factory Shop has now opened in Station Road, where the old Litten Tree pub used to be.

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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2010, 11:17:20 PM »
Colwyn Bay's Imperial hotel For Sale:

ONE of Colwyn Bay’s most iconic buildings is for sale with fears that it could be turned into flats.

The Imperial Hotel on Station Road is on the market after a pub was forced to close.

It shut its doors two weeks ago due to falling numbers.

Now, the historical building which faces the train station is on the market freehold which could see the building bought and developed.

The former hotel is now on the market for Ł850,000.

The spacious property comes with four floors and space for development. It has already attracted interest from developers.

Cllr Bob Squire hopes the site isn’t transformed into flats or houses of multiple occupancy.

“I would be dead against that.” he said.

“We’ve got an abundance of flats, more than we need. They wouldn't get the planning permission.

“It is a big opportunity to regenerate. The Imperial is a perfect place in Colwyn Bay, it really needs something welcoming.

“I would like to see something developed more attractive for families.

Former manager of the Imperial pub, Eric Mills said: “It’s quite sad it’s closed but that seems to be the way of the world at the moment.”

The pub is currently owned by Manchester brewery, JW Lees.

Pub Operations Director, Mark Welch said: “We haven’t taken this decision lightly.

“The business has been running down. It’s been dropping year on year.

“There’s a serious problem in Colwyn Bay that the authorities need to address.

“Colwyn Bay is beset by problems in terms of the cost of alcohol and with late night drinking and revelry on the streets.

“Colwyn Bay is a very difficult place to trade.”

The building is under Chester based property firm, Wild Commercial. Director, Daniel Wild said:

“We’ve had a reasonable amount of interest.” said Mr Wild.

“It’s quite early days. most have been from investors keen to redevelop the building. There’s a lot of space and potential in the building. It’s a reasonable price and no doubt there’ll be some interest. I can’t discuss what types of interest there area but obviously they would need planning permission before they can change the building.”

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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2010, 09:26:15 PM »
I was reading in the paper last week about how efforts to let the former Woolworths store in Colwyn Bay had been hampered because the store was constantly flooded. That's the first I've ever heard of such a thing happening there, does anyone know different?

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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2010, 09:36:42 PM »
I saw this about the old wollies flooding. I dont see how it could be flooding in the normal sense (i.e.from the sea,river or surface water) unless, of course, the grids around there are blocked.And if thats the case, well just unblock them. Maybe they mean the roof is in bad shape and letting water in. Or maybe a cellar, but I doubt it  Mike

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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2010, 12:47:18 PM »
They were talking about having to pump out the building, so it sounds like a cellar to me. All very odd, never heard of that before.

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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2010, 06:26:16 PM »
Sunrise this morning, looked just the colour of Galaxy chocolate!  _))*



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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2010, 08:49:20 PM »
Did you go back to bed after you took this shot? :P

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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2010, 08:55:21 PM »
No, I had breakfast!  :D

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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2010, 09:54:30 PM »
Nice to see a new business opening in Colwyn Bay - the Big Photoshop & Vue Studios have just opened in Penrhyn Road:
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Best of luck to them!

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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2010, 08:01:25 PM »
The High Tide at Colwyn Bay today was level with the top of the Prom:

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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2010, 09:10:09 PM »
Looks like you snapped that shot from a rubber dingy Dave.  L0L

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« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2010, 09:20:35 PM »
Or perhaps he was on his jetski

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« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2010, 09:20:57 PM »
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Looks like you snapped that shot from a rubber dingy Dave.  L0L

Yes, seasickness was a big problem.  :puke2:

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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2010, 01:51:32 PM »
The new Travelodge at the entrance to the Bay View Centre is approaching completion: