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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« Reply #254 on: August 06, 2011, 10:44:10 PM »
 :o Dear me, Bri...  could this mean that Llandudno has fallen behind even RHYL???  in the pecking order...   :o
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« Reply #255 on: August 06, 2011, 10:55:18 PM »
To be honest, Fester, I did witness a few promising signs on the seafront in Rhyl leaving me wondering where Llandudno and Rhyl will both be in 10 years time.  *&(

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« Reply #256 on: August 07, 2011, 09:07:40 AM »
Also don't forget the huge amounts of money that is being invested in the Bay of Colwyn waterfront development, more competition for Llandudno.  Plus Colwyn Bay has a proper sandy beach which is much more of an attraction for families.

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« Reply #257 on: August 07, 2011, 12:43:57 PM »
Colwyn Carnival is on today in the town centre; sadly, it doesn't seem to have been advertised as the turnout is pretty poor. Most of the cafes and shops are closed, which isn't helping matters.

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« Reply #258 on: August 08, 2011, 12:26:15 AM »
Why would shops and cafes be closed, in any seaside town, on any day in August?
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« Reply #259 on: August 09, 2011, 09:25:02 AM »
A special Monty Python event, fronted by hometown star Terry Jones, will mark the official reopening of Colwyn Bay's Victorian theatre after a facelift.

Jones, Theatr Colwyn's patron, will be interviewed by comic Phill Jupitus after a screening of the Python classic, The Holy Grail.

The grand reopening will be held on 15 October, the theatre has announced.

The building has undergone refurbishment after receiving a Ł750,000 grant.

The money has been spent creating a new box office and a community room.

Jupitus, who is a team captain on BBC 2's Never Mind The Buzzcocks, will interview Jones as part of a special Monty Python afternoon, which includes a screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

The session will end with questions from the audience.

Money has been spent moving the bar and creating the box office, office space and community room. There will also be disabled access to all floors.

The theatre was expected to open last spring, but the revamp was delayed by a few months due to unforeseen structural problems.

The venue's new programme will reopen on 14 September with a production of Godspell, before Jones, who lived in the town until he was four, returns for the official ceremony.

He lent his support to the project in a visit to the theatre in April 2010.

"I've got a soft spot for Theatr Colwyn because my granddad used to run the Colwyn amateur dramatic society in the 1930s," he said at the time.

"He conducted a performance of Yeomen of the Guard here, which was also to raise funds. So it's great to follow in his footsteps."

Sarah Ecob, general manager, said: "Terry is one of the most famous of all comedy writers and performers.

"For him to make a second visit to Theatr Colwyn is wonderful. The Monty Python afternoon event will not only benefit the venue but also St David's Hospice, which provides a vital service to the community."

The building is said to house the oldest operating cinema in the UK.

Alice Robinson, chair of of the theatre's joint management committee, said: "I have been associated with the venue for decades now but have never seen any redevelopment on the same scale as this, it has been a major refurbishment."

She added: "It is so exciting to see this finally happen, after so many years of hoping. But this is just the first phase. We need to carry out a second phase of redevelopment at the rear of the stage, so the fundraising needs to continue."

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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« Reply #260 on: October 13, 2011, 04:29:28 PM »
The promnent Imperial, often known as the imp, the worst pub in town" has sold subject to contract over its windows



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« Reply #261 on: October 13, 2011, 04:32:40 PM »
   Oh, and by the way, just in case you dont know the area --- to earn the title worst pub in town, well, you certainly have to fight hard against the opposition

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« Reply #262 on: October 13, 2011, 06:30:04 PM »
Next Monday evening's performance of 'An Inspector Calls' has been sold out for the past ten days at Theatr Colwyn.

I wouldn't mind except I was hoping to go and see it.  :(


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« Reply #263 on: October 13, 2011, 06:54:08 PM »
I'll get the local Sergeant to call round - it's the next best thing!    ZXZ
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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« Reply #264 on: October 13, 2011, 08:28:46 PM »
the lengths you have to go to to see a policeman these days! :)

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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« Reply #265 on: October 23, 2011, 06:28:52 PM »
The new Rugby Centre at Eirias Park is very nearly finished, I had a nosey around this morning - its looking good. The thing on a pole is a wind turbine, btw:

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« Reply #266 on: October 29, 2011, 10:48:52 AM »
The former Imperial pub at the bottom of Station Road is now available for short term let as a shop:
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"This superbly situated lock up retail premises was formerly trading as a Public House/Nightclub and is now available as a Retail unit. We are presently only offering the shop for short-term lets for the Christmas period on an easy in/out agreement. "

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« Reply #267 on: October 29, 2011, 01:45:20 PM »
   In it's nightclub days the bouncers had an easy in/easy out on your ear policy

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« Reply #268 on: November 04, 2011, 12:55:40 PM »
SAINSBURY’S, Tesco Express or Costa Coffee could soon boost trade in Colwyn Bay town centre.

St David’s Commercial, the agents responsible for the sale of the Imperial Hotel on Station Road, say the purchase could mean a major retailer moving in.

The hotel, together with the buildings which accommodate The Manshop, Eat Easy and the former travel office, has been sold for an undisclosed fee to developers in the north of England.

The new owners will now collect rent from the businesses based at the site and refurbish the derelict Imperial Hotel.
St David’s Commercial’s Colin Flannigan says Sainsbury’s are already looking for a site in Colwyn Bay and revealed business is booming.
“A client of ours from up north has acquired the freehold of the Imperial and are looking to renovate. The freehold includes the whole building,” he said. “It would be nice to get a coffee shop there, maybe a Costa Coffee, and we will approach them and other retailers. “We are looking to put a retail shop there, not a pub, maybe a Sainsbury’s or a Tesco Express. Sainsbury’s have been looking in Colwyn Bay. It is good news if we can pull it off.”

Mr Flannigan believed a price drop in property was responsible for more business properties changing hands in the town.
“Colwyn Bay seems to be getting busier, I must admit,” he said.
“The prices have come down to a certain level, and our investors are attracted to come here because the prices have come down maybe 25%.”

Cllr Chris Hughes believed the sale of the pub was evidence Colwyn Bay’s council-headed regeneration effort was working.
“This is what we have been working for. We’ve always said the council can’t regenerate the town, but what we can do is put the infrastructure and building blocks in place to make it attractive to the private sector,” he said.
“That is what we are seeing now – property developers are seeing Colwyn Bay as something that could work. That is what we wanted to do, increase footfall and the number of jobs for local people. ”

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