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Just now, Gizo said:

read the f5ckin comments

Life's too short to follow your ever-changing chain on this one. There's no further statement from the owners anywhere you've been able to find, or you'd have posted it. Doesn't really matter though, it's not a competition, and it was really just trying to get some insight into the reasons behind it.

Anyway, it's sad to hear that several places in the area are shutting up shop at the same time. I suppose new places will take over, but sad for the owners anyway.

 

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2 minutes ago, The Bastard said:

Life's too short to follow your ever-changing chain on this one. There's no further statement from the owners anywhere you've been able to find, or you'd have posted it. Doesn't really matter though, it's not a competition, and it was really just trying to get some insight into the reasons behind it.

Anyway, it's sad to hear that several places in the area are shutting up shop at the same time. I suppose new places will take over, but sad for the owners anyway.

 

basically you are incapable of reading comments below an article. As per my first comment on this. Maybe back to colouring books for you. 

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This whole thread is stacked full of reasons why we will never get to 100K residents, or even close - It's another 'kick the can' policy. The standard MO of Tynwald since I have followed it in the mid 80's

New residents worth attracting would be the type that have, and/or plan, on having SMEs in the main.

Employment opps, tax payers, spend in the local economy etc etc etc.

Chinese Banks are very rare...... as we know.........

SMEs  are, on the face of it,  encouraged by IOMG - BUT in reality -  they are strangled by red tape*

(*Read idiots in CS positions because they are from so and so's family and don't know how to apply the rules, if there are any properly laid out, of any sector that IOMG has their mitts in)

You will all be familiar with the fact that any correspondence with IOMG departments will land on your doorstep/ Inbox on a Friday - ever wonder why it's always a Friday/ End of the week? - Coincidence? 

The reason for this is that CS have to show they have done SOMETHING in the week so all letters are sent when they have no other choice. 

Think about that statement for a moment  - always a Friday, was a Saturday when PO delivered on a Sat and now can be a Monday if the post is late 🙂

The island is far, far, too insular, very quick to slag off, and very, very, good at local residents sounding pleased with themselves when new businesses go out of business - This thread is a prime example.

It's a shocking place to try out a new business or god forbid, you have a business that is successful, and that will be the Nail In The Coffin for Alfs 007/ 100k government, plans over the next decade..............

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It would have been nice to have been told the right Facebook page the comment from one of the owners was on, but here it is in reply to someone mansplaining why their business was a failure:

I don't want to get into this really John but your theory as to why we are closing our business is completely and utterly wrong.

Our location has actually been very good for us, if anything it was way too small as the regular queues out of the door at weekends will attest. We have traded very successfully for the past 2.5 years, both as a cafe, bakery and outside caterer. Our business plan was excellent and we exceeded our financal goals, Laxey kitchen has been a profitable endeavour for us.

Our reasons for closing are many and varied and the current economic climate is absolutely a factor - it is brutal and basic operating costs have doubled in the past year, but mostly we want to spend more time with our kids and have more holidays! Thanks for your 2 penneth though . (my bold)

See it's much quicker to look things up that typing out insults.

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11 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

It would have been nice to have been told the right Facebook page the comment from one of the owners was on, but here it is in reply to someone mansplaining why their business was a failure:

I don't want to get into this really John but your theory as to why we are closing our business is completely and utterly wrong.

Our location has actually been very good for us, if anything it was way too small as the regular queues out of the door at weekends will attest. We have traded very successfully for the past 2.5 years, both as a cafe, bakery and outside caterer. Our business plan was excellent and we exceeded our financal goals, Laxey kitchen has been a profitable endeavour for us.

Our reasons for closing are many and varied and the current economic climate is absolutely a factor - it is brutal and basic operating costs have doubled in the past year, but mostly we want to spend more time with our kids and have more holidays! Thanks for your 2 penneth though . (my bold)

See it's much quicker to look things up that typing out insults.

That's good, thanks for the info. Combination of things then. Sad to see anyone having to give up but at least they can see the positives. Would be a challenging time for anyone to pick up the premises and do the same thing, so interested to see what will happen there.

 

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Went to Brewers Fayre pub. Quality was the same as any H&B pub. I signed up for their emails beforehand.

I got an email with an offer before I went. Two courses for £10. Unlimited number of people and visits.

Keeps the revenue coming and people drinking....

 

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8 minutes ago, snowman said:

Went to Brewers Fayre pub. Quality was the same as any H&B pub. I signed up for their emails beforehand.

I got an email with an offer before I went. Two courses for £10. Unlimited number of people and visits.

Keeps the revenue coming and people drinking....

 

"Buy one and get another for exactly the same price!" is H&B's idea of a promotional offer. They have absolutely no idea how to increase footfall and turnover.

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31 minutes ago, Nellie said:

"Buy one and get another for exactly the same price!" is H&B's idea of a promotional offer. They have absolutely no idea how to increase footfall and turnover.

Looks like they're not doing the 'buy 6 get 1 free' offer on Carling and Okells beers this year

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As someone else mentioned, in the late 90s the prom was one big nightclub.

There is no call for that anymore and therefore no need for normal pubs to go to before you go to a nightclub.

Going to the pub from work, before you go home is also something that is not done anymore, or if it is,  its only 50+ year olds that do as younger wives/ partners won't put up with it like they did in the "Good old Days" 🙂 

Pubs, like snail mail are a 20th Century thing.

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