Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, November 2017: The Ashton Review of Shops

This month’s window on the shop windows

  • Further details of new micropubs in Tameside area;
  • Plus all the usual retail movements.

Me and My Girl, Micropubbing…

So far, Tameside seems to have embraced the micropub concept with open hands. Due to open soon is The Silly Country in Droylsden, whose progress we have followed. Stalybridge’s second micropub will be known as The Cracking Pint, situated on Melbourne Street. It is due to open by the end of this year.

Hyde’s first micropub, due to open on Hamnett Street, will be a shop window for Tweed Brewery’s wares. Work is under way on what could be Ashton’s first micropub on Old Street. Once we find out, you will be the first to know.

On the F.A. Cup Trail

Hyde United, after beating Scarborough Athletic got through to the First Round Proper of the F.A. Cup. In front of a good crowd they lost 4 – 0 to Milton Keynes Dons. Besides being outclassed by the Football League side, their televised fixture will be remembered for one other thing. The scorch mark on the 3G pitch caused by a flare prior to kick off.

TAC Tales: Update on the Joint Service Centre

As seen in our background picture, the Joint Service Centre is taking shape. There is some way to go until the white cladding is added to the walls. For a sneak peek as to how the finished structure may look, the Vision Tameside is a useful source.

Christmas lights switch-on dates

Tameside MBC have announced this year’s Christmas lights switch-on dates. At some events there will be Christmas markets and live entertainment. At a glance:

  • Saturday 18 November: Christmas lights switch-ons in Stalybridge (5.00pm to 6.00pm) and Denton (6.30pm). Also the Tameside Winter Carnival and Festive Celebration in Ashton-under-Lyne (6.00pm – 7.30pm).
  • Wednesday 22 November: Audenshaw lights switch-on (Ryecroft Hall, 4.00pm – 7.00pm).
  • Friday 24 November: Christmas lights switch-ons in Micklehurst and Dukinfield (both 6.00pm).
  • Saturday 25 November: Christmas lights switch-ons in Hyde (from 4.15pm), Mossley (4.00 – 7.00pm) and Droylsden (5.30pm). Plus Lantern Parades in Mossley and Droylsden.

Further details are available on the Tameside MBC website. If you are going to any of the events or happen to be passing through, please allow more time for your journey. Please note that buses and other road traffic may be diverted.

Forthcoming Planning Applications

Polite Note: for reasons of brevity, any pub and club applications come under the Pub and Club Update section. Aye thank you…

Some steady activity for this month’s applications.

  • A tyre fitting kiosk could be coming to Denton’s branch of Morrisons. A separate application has been made for associated signage.
  • The Raja Brothers unit on 116 Stockport Road, Ashton-under-Lyne could be split into three units including a takeaway shop on 114 Stockport Road.
  • 671 Manchester Road, Denton could see its ground floor being converted into an estate agent. There will be flats on its first and second floors.
  • A metal fence with pedestrian and vehicle access gates could be added to Tile Giant on 107 Cavendish Street.
  • The former Stamford Cinema in Audenshaw, previously Smith Knight Fay and Trade Deals, will become a Co-op supermarket. Off-street parking will be on the left hand side of the store with cars entering from Guide Lane.
  • The Barberesso Beauty Bar on Unit 5, Valley Parade in Hattersley could see new advertising signage.

Retail Movements

  • Ashton’s new look Lidl is taking shape. The new look supermarket will reopen on the 23 November.
  • Holloways’ luggage shop are still trading in Ashton-under-Lyne via its main entrance on Bow Street.

Pub and club update

As covered under Me and My Girl, Micropubbing…, the rise of our borough’s micropubs have taken centre stage. Over the last month, the Beau Geste has been refurbished.

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Next Month:

Our next Ashton Review of Shops will be out on the 02 December 2017. Hopefully there should be some Christmas cheer. Tune it to find out more, same Ashton Bat time, same Ashton Bat channel.

S.V., 04 November 2017.

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