Awful new Off Licence

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Maurader
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Awful new Off Licence

Postby Maurader » Mon 10 Mar, 2014 9:57 pm

Something needs to be done by the Council to sort out the awful new off-licence that has opened in the old Blockbuster unit. The new (foreign) owners are clearly not in the least bit interested in presenting the shop in a way that is sympathetic to the environment around them. Tonight I noticed they had stuck one of those terrible flashing 'Open' signs in the window. Those signs should be banned, especially in a conservation area. Their windows are a mess, they have no signage up etc I'm hoping that the Council will get a grip of these jokers. Hopefully they won't last long anyway given that there are already 2 established off licences within 100mtrs. I certainly will never go in there!

Marilyn
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Re: Awful new Off Licence

Postby Marilyn » Tue 11 Mar, 2014 9:03 am

They did have awful sighage but were made to take it down as it did not have permission. Not sure if the flashing sign needs permission though.................

Anorak
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Re: Awful new Off Licence

Postby Anorak » Wed 12 Mar, 2014 11:14 pm

The Grapevine also has a flashing Open sign

mdja
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Re: Awful new Off Licence

Postby mdja » Thu 13 Mar, 2014 2:08 pm

Every business these days needs a flashing Open sign, it seems.

I wish the council (or anyone actually) would do something about the awful window-covering prints of booze bottles etc. I suspect the regulations haven't managed to keep up with advances in affordable large-format printing.

Maurader
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Re: Awful new Off Licence

Postby Maurader » Thu 13 Mar, 2014 10:15 pm

I've written to EHDC Planning to complain and ask what they are going to do about things like this.

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Darcy Sarto
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Re: Awful new Off Licence

Postby Darcy Sarto » Fri 14 Mar, 2014 12:57 am

I trust you have a quite well defined presentation of "things like this"?

By the way and not to do with Hertford (sorry admin') there is a shop that sells the flashy signs on Green Lanes in Haringey - it is quite a sight :o


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