Monthly Archives: January 2013

No Ikea

The decision by Sainsbury’s to go for a judicial review of Ikea’s planning consent for a store near it’s Calcot shop, emphasises how bizarre the choice of site for the Swedish giant really is. Of all the places in Reading … Continue reading

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Shelved

Waitrose in Caversham showed excellent reaction to customer demand on Saturday. In recent years people panic bought bread at the first sign of snow so this year, even though the shoppers panicked again, Waitrose seemed to have enough. And staff … Continue reading

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Out of the box

Now the latest plan to replace Metal Box has been unveiled the main question is who is going to move into this new 450,000sq ft of office space. With Thames Tower due to be replaced with a building twice its … Continue reading

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Card trick

Overpriced cards are nothing new but the fact people continue to buy them means shops get away with some fairly subtle tricks. Reading is one of the places to keep its Clinton Cards branches when so many others were closed … Continue reading

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