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Hertford Wine

Posted: Thu 23 Jan, 2014 3:22 pm
by Surferdude
Just saw the lovely shop sign (really classy) for the new bottle store in Parliament Square.
Way it's going the bottle stores will be overtaking hairdressers and nail bars!

Re: Hertford Wine

Posted: Thu 23 Jan, 2014 5:23 pm
by Steve
Surferdude wrote:Just saw the lovely shop sign (really classy) for the new bottle store in Parliament Square.
Way it's going the bottle stores will be overtaking hairdressers and nail bars!
I've not seen the sign yet but as it's a conservation area they would probably need planning permission, which I suspect they don't have.

Re: Hertford Wine

Posted: Thu 23 Jan, 2014 6:09 pm
by Golden
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Reality check here - Blockbusters was hardly subtle!! Surely it can't be much worse than their frontage and big yellow bins left outside.

Re: Hertford Wine

Posted: Thu 23 Jan, 2014 6:19 pm
by Steve
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Apparently the council have already received complaints (yes, plural).

Herford Food & Wine in The Wash had a similar issue when they put up their first unauthorised sign. They eventually had to take the sign down and put in a planning application for something more in keeping after they had a visit from the council's enforcement officer.

The sign may be one issue but another might be what they've done with the windows, effectively using them as a billboard.

Re: Hertford Wine

Posted: Thu 23 Jan, 2014 7:12 pm
by Marilyn
What permissions if any do they need and have they applied for them.

Re: Hertford Wine

Posted: Thu 23 Jan, 2014 7:38 pm
by Steve
Marilyn wrote:What permissions if any do they need and have they applied for them.
They need planning permission for the signage. There is no planning application for this address.

Re: Hertford Wine

Posted: Thu 23 Jan, 2014 9:14 pm
by Capitalist Piglet
Well I for one look am looking forward with anticipation to this new venture evidently aimed at the sizable number of wine lovers in this town. Since Oddbins went downhill those of us who enjoy the glory of the grape have been forced to look further afield to, say, The Wine Society in Stevenage. As Lay & Wheeler, Berry Bros , even Majestic have failed to plug the gap in Hertford then we should celebrate this fresh vintner & look forward to the first MW tutored tasting...

Re: Hertford Wine

Posted: Thu 23 Jan, 2014 10:19 pm
by Darcy Sarto
Oh yes I'm sure there'll be a wide and superior selection from some classic premier cru clarets to finest new world malbecs - oh - and whatever became of Special Brew?

Re: Hertford Wine

Posted: Thu 23 Jan, 2014 11:27 pm
by Donostia
Surferdude wrote:Just saw the lovely shop sign (really classy) for the new bottle store in Parliament Square.
Way it's going the bottle stores will be overtaking hairdressers and nail bars!

Bottle store ? You have Surfed a long way dude ! ;)

Re: Hertford Wine

Posted: Fri 24 Jan, 2014 9:09 pm
by Surferdude
Why would the council give them a license to sell booze when the grapevine and castle shop are all within a stones throw.