Smudger wrote:I tried to persuade these guys to come to Hertford.
They were keen to move into the old MacDonalds building, but the post office beat them to it.
Convenience store, restaurant, and bar all rolled into one.
Massive range of craft beers in the store, and you can drink them in the bar with a small corkage charge.
Actually these people did contact me about the McDonalds building but I had to tell them that at the time the new franchisees for the Post office were almost at the end of the consultation period and it was all but rubber stamped that they would move to Macs. There were other shops about to come on the market but none of the size that they needed. A problem in this town built some four hundred years ago. Is the Peking House still available?
However I hear a whisper that the proposed planning application from Wrenbridge if and when it is submitted will differ somewhat form the original consultation. It is possible that they will favour two or three restaurant/A3 outlets to front the river and may or may not include an anchor food store. As I have posted elsewhere their last tweet on the subject on Dec 15th was that their plans would include a hotel. It may mean that Bircherley Green may look nothing like we have been led to believe.