I’d been wondering why nothing had happened yet to turn the Corner House pub into a Tesco store, and the Press recently provided the answer: because Tesco are no longer interested in it. This was followed by the interesting suggestion that the Burton Lane WMC might move into it, an idea its members then voted against.
So it seems it may remain empty for a while yet, with those rather grim metal shutters across its windows, and of course the inevitable graffiti tags.
Any chance of it re-opening as a pub? Anyone have any information on this? If not, perhaps the Co-op would be interested. I’d be interested in a Co-op food store, as we don’t have one in this part of town.
If it’s going to sit there empty for months/years, could it perhaps have its lower half covered with wooden boards, and be designated a temporary ‘legal graffiti wall’? Perhaps one of the many skilled graffiti artists could decorate it with something meaningful/colourful. It’s not exactly enhancing the street scene as it is.
Perhaps the local community is already working on ideas for its reuse. Perhaps our new Labour councillors in Clifton are on the case. Comments and information welcome, as always.
Previous pages on the Corner House can be found on this link.
Not far away is Groves Chapel, which was supposed to be becoming a Sainsbury’s store. Nothing much happening on that front as far as I can tell. No planning application yet, and it still has ‘under offer’ on its for sale sign. Perhaps Sainsbury’s have changed their mind too? More on Groves Chapel on this link.