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kaz



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 08 1:19 pm    Post subject: How much rent would you pay?  Reply with quote    

The business in this link is closing down because the council want to increase the rent from £1000 a year!

I would be dancing if I had got away with paying rent at that level for the last 14 years!

We know this cafe and whenever we visit it is heaving with customers, the food is always good. It is in a country park and so has free parking and a plentiful supply of visitors.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/north_west/7313316.stm

snozzer



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 08 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

£1k a month would be reasonable at the least, so him crying over paying £333 a month is quite sad. If he can't make it work just because it will cost him another £250 a month then shame on him. Sounds like he is playing the "victim of greedy council" card.

I bet the queue to take on the tenancy will be a mile long, all that hard work he put into starting the business and someone else is going to benefit.

What I find sad is he is going to put those people on the dole becuae of his own incompetence/greed. Perhaps the cafe manager will have the sense to take it on.

vegplot



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 08 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Glynllifon doesn't get that many visitors as the local authority is rubbish about marketing it. As a centre it is badly run and the facilities are nothing to write home about.

Dealing with Gwynedd Council is like swimming in treacle.

jema
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 08 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you have 7 employees and yet £10 a day is going to send you under, then something does not add up. You are either full of bullshit or were going bust anyway.

vegplot



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 08 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

jema wrote:
If you have 7 employees and yet £10 a day is going to send you under, then something does not add up. You are either full of bullshit or were going bust anyway.


Possibly the latter, the rent increase was probably the straw that broke the camels back.

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 08 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

business is very darwinian

Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 08 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
business is very darwinian


Yep...

RichardW



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 08 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes its busy in summer but as a year round visitor its often a ghost town out of season. Also the sudden charges for the car park that came in last year & the increase cost to enter the park its suddenly a costly walk in the woods to go there. Plenty of free woods to walk in round here.


Justme

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 08 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Justme wrote:
Yes its busy in summer but as a year round visitor its often a ghost town out of season. Also the sudden charges for the car park that came in last year & the increase cost to enter the park its suddenly a costly walk in the woods to go there. Plenty of free woods to walk in round here.


Justme


car park charges could be a killer, they tried that for a few years at the Country parks in Swindon, and it was murder on them

earthyvirgo



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 08 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Glynllifon is a fantastic place, but totally undervalued by its managers as far as I can see.

The poor tenants who rent the craft units have a really awful deal.

We dropped in for a quick visit, just before Christmas, on a Saturday and the place was deserted and freezing cold. There was one jewellery maker there and she had bought her own portable heater with her. The craftmakers/artists who have made the big time have all left long ago and the place just doesn't buzz.

Glynllifon could be a great 'attraction' for residents and tourists alike, all year round, not just the odd event - sadly, we (the Welsh in general) don't seem that good at blowing our own trumpets about the things, talents and places we have to be proud of. Maybe that's a bit of a sweeping statement, I'm sure there are people and places who do it well but Gwynedd isn't one of them.

Could do with taking a leaf or two out of the Peak's and Lake Districts' book on self-promotion.

EV

VSS



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 08 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i think there is a lack of imagination in some quarters in gwynedd council.

vegplot



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 08 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

VSS wrote:
i think there is a lack of imagination in some quarters in gwynedd council.


I plumb for 3/4. It would be unfair to say 4/4.

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