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Former Jesters Clarification.

February 16, 2010

Clarification:  We understand that the lease for Jesters Comedy Club was sold to Tesco by BDO Stoy Hayward as offical receivers. Dave Trew, now Manager of Metropolis had no involvement with the sale of the lease to Tesco.

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  1. John Rippon permalink
    February 17, 2010 1:10 am

    I do not see the clarification:

    ( 1) has change-of-use from entertainment club to retail outlet been approved by BCC Planning?

    (2) has Tesco yet actually applied for BCC Planning permission?

    Has is occurred to anyone that some residents (Maybe a silent majority) might actually WANT a Tesco mini-market?

    Personally I think that a Tesco mini-market would be a disaster for many small businesses in the area, but there are a lot of poor families who cannot afford to use local retailers, however good they might be, and would welcome a Tesco.

    Please note that I do not live in the area: I visit it weekly, and shop there, because I like Stokes Croft and what you are trying to do.

    John Rippon.

  2. Damian permalink
    February 22, 2010 12:55 pm

    The clarification is over exactly who sold the lease. It was ‘Jesters’ who sold it, which some took to mean the Jesters management. However since the business was in receivership it was BDO Stoy Hayward who were responsible.

    • David Trew permalink
      February 23, 2010 7:38 pm

      Damian, you’re wrong. BDO Stoy Hayward were not responsible.

      The owner of that building is Barclays Bank. It was they that did the deal with Tesco. BDO probably facilitated it, but ultimately the decision would have been down to Barclays Bank plc.

  3. March 16, 2010 9:07 pm

    John, considering that transportation costs are passed on to the taxpayers by Tescos and the like, I would say it is the reverse that is true: small businesses are more ecofriendly and less of a burden on the community. The smaller prices at Tescos are deceptive, because of the taxes that are necessary for Tesco and the likes to make a profit.

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