Mail readers on what should replace Thorntons in Barrow
READERS had their say on what should fill the empty unit at Portland Walk, Barrow, after Thorntons confectioners left the premises.
Michael Vandom said: “Why would anyone want to start a business? They will be provided to do this and if it is accommodation, you will also be provided!
“Barrow is a dead end town where all people want to do is moan and complain instead of support and help! If we were to support the local stores you would find that people open up more as they are trained, but unfortunately people prefer to go to Aldi and complain that the butchers or greengrocers have closed!
Christine Johnson said: “An upscale restaurant would be nice.”
Jacqui Armstrong said: “M&S Food on the ground floor and apartments on the first floor.”
Dan Bell said, “Did anyone say Primark? Or Burger King? ”
Julie Livingston said: “We need fashion stores. ”
John Wadsworth New said: “This could be a good wine or cocktail bar. If the shopping scene is dead, use it as something other than apartments. It was specially designed to be a leisure center, so it must remain so and evolve over time.
John Eccles said: “Menswear please – there is literally nowhere to go for menswear in this town, seems to be aimed only at women!”
Damion Burns said: “Oh my God, please, not another takeout, we’ve had enough. A new charity shop would be nice.
Julie Macmillan Clarke said, “John Eccles, where is he? It’s basically New Look, lol.
John Eccles replied, “Even stores that have men’s clothing, it’s a small section – the rest is just for women.
Julie Macmillan Clarke said: “As a mother of two boys, I agree that there has always been a lot more choice for girls, but currently a really bad choice for both.”