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The Cosy Nook Cafe Port Erin


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...and the Breagle Glen which is PE comms owned, Bradda Glen cafe???

 

Get an independent surveyor to check out the building, patch it up and then in a 100 years, have another look at it!!!

I don't object to the proposed cafe, just the the PE comms rush to spend 3-4 mil of ratepayers money!

If they're hoping for another Barbary Coast, it could only be at the expense of existing caterers in the whole of the south?

Parking, functions? Don't worry about your wedding dress love, you'll only wear it once!!!

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1 hour ago, Mr Helmut Fromage said:

Correct me if wrong - Cosy Nook was basically a snack window with no inside seating “bap on a beach or cake  in the car park” on wobbly chairs with lots of Sky Vermin - glass fronted 12 month a year licenced facility might have the upper hand in my book

There was inside seating with about six tables , it was my regular Sunday breakfast meet up place with motor cycle  friends and when the family ( 6 adults and 8 kids) visited . Fine weather,  sat outside with the kids playing on the beach . Phil and Sue were excellent hosts and the food was excellent and reasonably priced and the place was  popular. Just saying   :flowers:

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2 hours ago, Banker said:

The only reason Watterson & Skelly are getting involved is because they think there’s votes in it for election year. The Commissioners will now be stuck with an expensive eyesore which will just be left to rot

Exactly right.

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3 hours ago, Banker said:

The Commissioners will now be stuck with an expensive eyesore which will just be left to rot

Perhaps but if they were to offer say a 10/15 year lease at an initial low rent provided they will bring the property back into an acceptable standard  someone could take it on.

The old Murray's Museum at the Bungalow was vacant for years , take a look now at what a Manx couple with a vision and hard work have achieved . 

Just saying:flowers:

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10 hours ago, Mr Helmut Fromage said:

Correct me if wrong - Cosy Nook was basically a snack window with no inside seating “bap on a beach or cake  in the car park” on wobbly chairs with lots of Sky Vermin - glass fronted 12 month a year licenced facility might have the upper hand in my book

Yeah. Great location. Poor overpriced food and slightly dodgy service. No where to go when it starts raining. 

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9 hours ago, paswt said:

There was inside seating with about six tables , it was my regular Sunday breakfast meet up place with motor cycle  friends and when the family ( 6 adults and 8 kids) visited . Fine weather,  sat outside with the kids playing on the beach . Phil and Sue were excellent hosts and the food was excellent and reasonably priced and the place was  popular. Just saying   :flowers:

Sadly that wasn't my experience every time. Some good memories but mostly around the Mediterranean feel of the location rather than the value or quality of the food

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10 hours ago, SleepyJoe said:




 

That'd be a massive kick in the bollocks for the Falcon's Nest and the Bay

 

Understand the thinking. Sometimes though success brings success and if people are attracted to the town from outside they like a selection of locations not just the same ones. We often visit for the weekend and patronise as many places as possible. We would def pick PE if there was something like this

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These plans has been floating about for a long time now, yet suddenly  Rushen MHKs are looking to the horizon for votes, so obvious local electioneering going on after local pitchfork annoyance with the planned new build. The speaker isn’t the shoe horn in to get re elected as once was the case instead taking the easy option of speaker turned a lot of his traditional support away, I can’t say I like that new look of the Cozy folly but not against a better design more in keeping going ahead we can’t always remain in the past. 

 

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12 hours ago, SleepyJoe said:

It just wouldn't get the use year round

Be converted to a beach front home for some HNWI in no time at all

I'm not so sure.  Who would have thought that hordes of people would sit outside in December at the Shed in Laxey when it's blowing a hoolie and the waves are crashing over the wall, but they do. They have a new outlet at the Dhoon Glen now, and I never thought anyone would go in the winter, but it's mobbed.

Get the ambiance and the food right and people will come all year 'round.

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11 hours ago, Non-Believer said:

If the building is truly Donald Ducked, demolish it and rebuild sympathetically in keeping but change a few things to modernise and adhere to any relevant regs? That would help retain some of the character. Rather than what is proposed.

I'm not sure people are that interested in character any more.

I think that more people are more likely to come to a facility all year round that looks like the artist's impression with windows all round where they can sit in the warm and look out over PE bay than sit in a damp owl' cottage with no views - even if it has been repaired.

There was a mighty hoo haa over knocking down the old Sound building. I was one of those voices but look now, it's rammed all year 'round even with it's 'up and down' catering reputation.

I know it's sad.  I know we all have lovely memories of white bread sandwiches and a put of tea outside on the occasional sunny day but it's not good business sense - not any more.

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9 hours ago, paswt said:

 

The old Murray's Museum at the Bungalow was vacant for years , take a look now at what a Manx couple with a vision and hard work have achieved . 

 

That's because their food is excellent. People aren't going because it's a lovely building - even though they've worked hard it's never going to be amazing inside - it's the location outside that's more important.  What the Pie Hole have done is concentrate on excellent food at good prices and what could be better than going there on a cold winter's day for a plate of hot pie and mash. That's why it's successful. They've worked with what they've got and they've done it well.

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