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Shop changes in the village
« on: August 07, 2017, 06:19:37 pm »
All change in the village I believe .
Post office is closing and moving to dry cleaners in October.
Post office to become furniture shop.
The opticians which closed some time ago, is to become a barbers shop.
All very interesting

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Re: Shop changes in the village
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2017, 10:32:37 pm »
A furniture shop in the post office?  Really?  Not an obvious choice.  How much furniture can they display in such a small shop.
 

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Re: Shop changes in the village
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2017, 03:17:16 pm »
Update on the above. The move of the post office to share premises with the dry cleaners is, apparently 80% finalised, according to a spokesperson for the dry cleaners. The two concerns will continue to operate in the one location. They are hoping for an October move.
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Re: Shop changes in the village
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2017, 10:28:07 am »
Went into Wing Wah last night and was told that they are closing very soon as owner wants the premises back will be sorely missed
 
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Re: Shop changes in the village
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2017, 12:18:48 pm »
Went into Wing Wah last night and was told that they are closing very soon as owner wants the premises back will be sorely missed

Thanks steevey, I have just spoken to the Wing Wah owner who confirmed that they are closing. I was told a date has not been set yet, and until then they are continuing to operate.
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Re: Shop changes in the village
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2017, 12:49:32 pm »
Will miss the Wing Wah greatly - will they close the business or relocate I wonder ?
 

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Re: Shop changes in the village
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2017, 01:08:46 pm »
I hope they relocate nearby, I have been going there since the 1970's - 655134 is ingrained firmly in my head!
 

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Re: Shop changes in the village
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2017, 03:18:06 pm »
Interesting to see a furniture shop will be opening along that parade of shops. Its where Mr Brown had a furniture and carpet shop in the '60s or so. Now I'm showing my age!
 

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Re: Shop changes in the village
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2017, 10:11:06 am »
Wing Wah now closed, last night was their last day of trading

A great shame, will miss them.
 

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Re: Shop changes in the village
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2017, 01:26:32 pm »
Update on the above. The move of the post office to share premises with the dry cleaners is, apparently 80% finalised, according to a spokesperson for the dry cleaners. The two concerns will continue to operate in the one location. They are hoping for an October move.

Consultation taking place on PO move: http://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/consultation-on-brookmans-park-post-office-relocaton-1-5192623
 

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Re: Shop changes in the village
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2017, 11:37:33 am »
Mohammed in the post office on Bradmore Green says the last day of business will be January 15. The day after, January 16, the new post office opens in the dry cleaners - a few doors down on the same block. Mohammed will be working part time, so we can still enjoy his cheery smile.  :-)
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Re: Shop changes in the village
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2017, 02:28:41 pm »
I don't drive through the village that often these days so the last couple of times I've noticed Wing Wah was shut I just assumed they were on holiday or something.

I'm gutted thats gone, been using it since the late 70's and went to primary school with their kids. Feels like the end of an era.

I always assumed they owned the premises as they've been there for around 40 years. I wonder what the owner intends to do with it?

Does anyone know if they're planning to re-open somewhere else or is that it?

Finally can anyone recommend a decent Chinese in Potters Bar if thats allowed?
 

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Re: Shop changes in the village
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2017, 02:54:33 pm »
Does anyone know if they're planning to re-open somewhere else or is that it?

My understanding having spoken to them before they closed that they don't intend to reopen elsewhere, but I could be wrong.

Finally can anyone recommend a decent Chinese in Potters Bar if thats allowed?

Hi GGDT, no, local restaurant recommendations are not allowed in the public forum, although it's fine for people to send you a private message. I think it best to use TripAdvisor. I know some of the recommendations can be dodgy, but I always check the number of posts those giving high or low scores have made in the past. You mentioned Potters Bar. Click on this link for the top rated Trip Advisor restaurants in that area. You can narrow the search by using the filtering on the left and just check the box for 'Chinese' food.

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