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1 hour ago, The Dog's Dangly Bits said:

Yes they are.  But dont let the facts get in the way of 2112 and his bitter ranting.

I said it would be interesting to see how the old Griddles site pans out. You can’t help but notice it’s demolition. However, after the demolition it may lay idle for a while, it may become another car park. It may get put on the market as a redevelopment opportunity. That’s not to say that groundwork’s one the site may commence straight after demolition. Who knows, this development may get off without with any trouble - it will be interesting to see.

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19 hours ago, Neil Down said:

They're knocking it down as we speak, so hopefully...

expect another expensive car park some time soon then.

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28 minutes ago, WTF said:

expect another expensive car park some time soon then.

That makes no sense at all.  It's not really a particularly big area.  If they didn't intend building they would simply have left the tenants in there that were paying far more than any parking spaces could make.:rolleyes:

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1 hour ago, The Dog's Dangly Bits said:

That makes no sense at all.  It's not really a particularly big area.  If they didn't intend building they would simply have left the tenants in there that were paying far more than any parking spaces could make.:rolleyes:

but the building was rotten and becoming a  liability, so rents may not cover repair costs, a flat bit of tarmac/concrete/ has no real running costs except rates .

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3 hours ago, The Dog's Dangly Bits said:

That makes no sense at all.  It's not really a particularly big area.  If they didn't intend building they would simply have left the tenants in there that were paying far more than any parking spaces could make.:rolleyes:

What tenants?

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No they didn't. KFC was the last proper tenant, and they left. Since then it has been, briefly, a pop up takeaway. 

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2 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

No they didn't. KFC was the last proper tenant, and they left. Since then it has been, briefly, a pop up takeaway. 

No. It incorporates more than just the old KFC.  The Car Shop was there, a sandwich shop. A butchers.

To suggest it would be flattened and be a place to park cars makes no sense at all.  None.

In addition I would be very surprised if permission was granted in the street to allow it then to only be demolished.

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9 minutes ago, Dave Hedgehog said:

Local media on the ball as ever

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=56750&headline=No sign of development as car part looks set to reopen&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2020

Manx Radio also reporting it so presumably somebody has told them rather than any kind of investigative journalism taking place.

Apart from ringing up Ian Clague for a quote (or did he ring them with the story?) there's nothing new there that you hadn't already told us about on 9 June.  You'd think they might investigate the situation where a car park making money for the people suddenly becomes one making money for developers.  How much did they pay?   

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On 5/4/2020 at 10:23 PM, The Duck of Atholl said:

Great if it happens but I'm not holding my breath on this coming to fruition.

Still can't see this happening.

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4 hours ago, Andy Onchan said:

 Nothing will happen on the Lord St site for at least another 5 years.

In your lifetime more like!

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