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Is a Tesco takeover of two Brighton and Hove sites on the cards?

The Argus: The Furniture Hut shop on Lewes Road is closing down The Furniture Hut shop on Lewes Road is closing down

An outbreak of store wars could be on the cards as a major retailer is believed to be eyeing up two sites in the centre of a city.

Supermarket giant Tesco is thought to be close to finalising its plans for a store at the site of the former HSBC bank in Dyke Road, Hove, while also being in talks over the site of Furniture Hut in Lewes Road, Brighton.

Tesco already has eight stores in Brighton and Hove, including Jubilee Street, Church Road and Queens Road.

The addition of two further outlets at prominent sites would give the chain dominance over rival Sainsbury, which has nine stores across the city.

Traders in Dyke Road said that rumours have been circulating about a Tesco takeover following the closure of the HSBC branch, which is now vacant after shutting its doors three months ago.

The discount furniture store, which has been in the area for 17 years, started its closing down sale this week and the store owner Gary Ablewhite said that five people will lose their jobs when it closes.

He said that Tesco has discussed opening a store at the site.

Parking restrictions

Mr Ablewhite added: “The main obstacle for us has been parking restrictions on the main road.

"People cannot load up and unload outside the store.”

Meanwhile Tesco is said to have opened accounts with wholesale suppliers for a store in Dyke Road.

A spokesman for Tesco said: “At the moment this is all rumour and speculation. But obviously things change and if they do we will make an announcement.”

A trader in the area who did not wish to be named said he would resist the move by Tesco.

He said: “I will oppose this 100%. It is not a great idea. It would have a negative impact on my business.”

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2:55pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Barry Trotter says...

Since when was parking restrictions a problem?
Doesn't everybody have 'park-where-you-like
-flashers'?
Since when was parking restrictions a problem? Doesn't everybody have 'park-where-you-like -flashers'? Barry Trotter
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3:26pm Fri 23 Nov 12

leobrighton says...

Barry Trotter wrote:
Since when was parking restrictions a problem?
Doesn't everybody have 'park-where-you-like

-flashers'?
Yes and they seem to attract wardens like magnets
[quote][p][bold]Barry Trotter[/bold] wrote: Since when was parking restrictions a problem? Doesn't everybody have 'park-where-you-like -flashers'?[/p][/quote]Yes and they seem to attract wardens like magnets leobrighton
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3:47pm Fri 23 Nov 12

sbiscorrupt says...

Ah, but Tosco has the ability to get parking areas created and loading bays appear as if by magic...
Ah, but Tosco has the ability to get parking areas created and loading bays appear as if by magic... sbiscorrupt
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3:52pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Dealing with idiots says...

They don't bother, they just pay the fines and carry on.
They don't bother, they just pay the fines and carry on. Dealing with idiots
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4:00pm Fri 23 Nov 12

BURIRAM says...

The Lewes Road old Comet store would be a better site as it has parking and is bigger. While we have a few small Tesco's in Brighton we really need a Large Tesco megastore like the one in Durrington Worthing.
The Lewes Road old Comet store would be a better site as it has parking and is bigger. While we have a few small Tesco's in Brighton we really need a Large Tesco megastore like the one in Durrington Worthing. BURIRAM
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4:38pm Fri 23 Nov 12

chrisso says...

Poor reporting again by the Argus, the HSBC in dyke road has not been shut for 3 months, and I have the paying-in slip to prove it.
Poor reporting again by the Argus, the HSBC in dyke road has not been shut for 3 months, and I have the paying-in slip to prove it. chrisso
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5:19pm Fri 23 Nov 12

sbiscorrupt says...

BURIRAM wrote:
The Lewes Road old Comet store would be a better site as it has parking and is bigger. While we have a few small Tesco's in Brighton we really need a Large Tesco megastore like the one in Durrington Worthing.
You're welcome to take that ugly piece of ****!

And don't forget to return the site to the pleasant land it once was !
[quote][p][bold]BURIRAM[/bold] wrote: The Lewes Road old Comet store would be a better site as it has parking and is bigger. While we have a few small Tesco's in Brighton we really need a Large Tesco megastore like the one in Durrington Worthing.[/p][/quote]You're welcome to take that ugly piece of ****! And don't forget to return the site to the pleasant land it once was ! sbiscorrupt
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6:02pm Fri 23 Nov 12

keswick says...

Good, the more the merrier.
Good, the more the merrier. keswick
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6:53pm Fri 23 Nov 12

bug eye says...

Caroline Lucas was so proud to say she had stopped Tesco moving to lewes road on the old ghuerilla garden site when it was redeveloped, and she must be proud that the retail space has remained empty ever since and not providing jobs. I hopeTesco takeover the old furniture store as it is needed here and might make the tatty shops opposite clean up their act.
Caroline Lucas was so proud to say she had stopped Tesco moving to lewes road on the old ghuerilla garden site when it was redeveloped, and she must be proud that the retail space has remained empty ever since and not providing jobs. I hopeTesco takeover the old furniture store as it is needed here and might make the tatty shops opposite clean up their act. bug eye
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7:04pm Fri 23 Nov 12

nxcoachdriver says...

bug eye wrote:
Caroline Lucas was so proud to say she had stopped Tesco moving to lewes road on the old ghuerilla garden site when it was redeveloped, and she must be proud that the retail space has remained empty ever since and not providing jobs. I hopeTesco takeover the old furniture store as it is needed here and might make the tatty shops opposite clean up their act.
What it will do with the tatty shops opposite is shut them down. I think there is enough of tesco and Sainsbury's in the city, this is killing off local traders in Brighton. And remember this you pay more for your items at these places than you would in a locally owned shop.
[quote][p][bold]bug eye[/bold] wrote: Caroline Lucas was so proud to say she had stopped Tesco moving to lewes road on the old ghuerilla garden site when it was redeveloped, and she must be proud that the retail space has remained empty ever since and not providing jobs. I hopeTesco takeover the old furniture store as it is needed here and might make the tatty shops opposite clean up their act.[/p][/quote]What it will do with the tatty shops opposite is shut them down. I think there is enough of tesco and Sainsbury's in the city, this is killing off local traders in Brighton. And remember this you pay more for your items at these places than you would in a locally owned shop. nxcoachdriver
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8:31pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Nosfaratu says...

nxcoachdriver wrote:
bug eye wrote: Caroline Lucas was so proud to say she had stopped Tesco moving to lewes road on the old ghuerilla garden site when it was redeveloped, and she must be proud that the retail space has remained empty ever since and not providing jobs. I hopeTesco takeover the old furniture store as it is needed here and might make the tatty shops opposite clean up their act.
What it will do with the tatty shops opposite is shut them down. I think there is enough of tesco and Sainsbury's in the city, this is killing off local traders in Brighton. And remember this you pay more for your items at these places than you would in a locally owned shop.
Eventually there will be seven stores in England:

ASDA, Morrisons, Tesco and Sainburys, Lidle, M&S and Waitrose.

Enjoy the variety!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]nxcoachdriver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bug eye[/bold] wrote: Caroline Lucas was so proud to say she had stopped Tesco moving to lewes road on the old ghuerilla garden site when it was redeveloped, and she must be proud that the retail space has remained empty ever since and not providing jobs. I hopeTesco takeover the old furniture store as it is needed here and might make the tatty shops opposite clean up their act.[/p][/quote]What it will do with the tatty shops opposite is shut them down. I think there is enough of tesco and Sainsbury's in the city, this is killing off local traders in Brighton. And remember this you pay more for your items at these places than you would in a locally owned shop.[/p][/quote]Eventually there will be seven stores in England: ASDA, Morrisons, Tesco and Sainburys, Lidle, M&S and Waitrose. Enjoy the variety!!!!!!!!!! Nosfaratu
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10:41pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Lady Smith says...

Nosfaratu wrote:
nxcoachdriver wrote:
bug eye wrote: Caroline Lucas was so proud to say she had stopped Tesco moving to lewes road on the old ghuerilla garden site when it was redeveloped, and she must be proud that the retail space has remained empty ever since and not providing jobs. I hopeTesco takeover the old furniture store as it is needed here and might make the tatty shops opposite clean up their act.
What it will do with the tatty shops opposite is shut them down. I think there is enough of tesco and Sainsbury's in the city, this is killing off local traders in Brighton. And remember this you pay more for your items at these places than you would in a locally owned shop.
Eventually there will be seven stores in England:

ASDA, Morrisons, Tesco and Sainburys, Lidle, M&S and Waitrose.

Enjoy the variety!!!!!!!!!!
And Poundland makes eight!
[quote][p][bold]Nosfaratu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nxcoachdriver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bug eye[/bold] wrote: Caroline Lucas was so proud to say she had stopped Tesco moving to lewes road on the old ghuerilla garden site when it was redeveloped, and she must be proud that the retail space has remained empty ever since and not providing jobs. I hopeTesco takeover the old furniture store as it is needed here and might make the tatty shops opposite clean up their act.[/p][/quote]What it will do with the tatty shops opposite is shut them down. I think there is enough of tesco and Sainsbury's in the city, this is killing off local traders in Brighton. And remember this you pay more for your items at these places than you would in a locally owned shop.[/p][/quote]Eventually there will be seven stores in England: ASDA, Morrisons, Tesco and Sainburys, Lidle, M&S and Waitrose. Enjoy the variety!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]And Poundland makes eight! Lady Smith
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11:22pm Fri 23 Nov 12

aat99 says...

No Waitrose their business model won't survive as it's too caring ....
No Waitrose their business model won't survive as it's too caring .... aat99
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11:51pm Fri 23 Nov 12

hubby says...

Your town (plastic city) is self destructing.
Madness.
Soulless!
Your town (plastic city) is self destructing. Madness. Soulless! hubby
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10:02am Sat 24 Nov 12

den2il says...

Good.

Look at the mess outside that shop!
Good. Look at the mess outside that shop! den2il
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1:47pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Sevensisters says...

BURIRAM wrote:
The Lewes Road old Comet store would be a better site as it has parking and is bigger. While we have a few small Tesco's in Brighton we really need a Large Tesco megastore like the one in Durrington Worthing.
Such a good idea. We need a Tesco store in Brighton, small or large. Sainsburys are everywhere. I much prefer Tesco.
[quote][p][bold]BURIRAM[/bold] wrote: The Lewes Road old Comet store would be a better site as it has parking and is bigger. While we have a few small Tesco's in Brighton we really need a Large Tesco megastore like the one in Durrington Worthing.[/p][/quote]Such a good idea. We need a Tesco store in Brighton, small or large. Sainsburys are everywhere. I much prefer Tesco. Sevensisters
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2:19pm Sat 24 Nov 12

mruno says...

Maybe Caroline Lucas and the greens could open a store, could be called "The Brighton Pound Shop", then when their new currency is introduced, customers can spend their Brighton pound in store, and they could be given Brighton pound shop stamps, for purchases, ( a bit like green shield stamps), these can then be saved, and uesd to aquire goods, or go towards council rates or bills.
Maybe Caroline Lucas and the greens could open a store, could be called "The Brighton Pound Shop", then when their new currency is introduced, customers can spend their Brighton pound in store, and they could be given Brighton pound shop stamps, for purchases, ( a bit like green shield stamps), these can then be saved, and uesd to aquire goods, or go towards council rates or bills. mruno
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2:34pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Dave At Home says...

Looks like they are also about to buy up the Mill House pub in Portslade and turn it into a little mini Tesco to go.... maybe they should run the police stations, seems more of them and longer opening hours as well...
Looks like they are also about to buy up the Mill House pub in Portslade and turn it into a little mini Tesco to go.... maybe they should run the police stations, seems more of them and longer opening hours as well... Dave At Home
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9:03pm Sat 24 Nov 12

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Tesco is not a good shop - they have higher prices in their Express stores than in their supermarkets - that's profiteering at the customers expense, why should customers pay more for going to a smaller shop than a big supermarket? Tesco's is greedy and as it's made over £3billion profit this year I suggest you help the smaller shops and stop allowing Tesco to take over the whole of the UK.

They treat their suppliers very badly too, forcing them often to make a loss so Tesco can sell their products on special offers.

They also couldn't care less about how animals are treated on the farms that they buy from - if they're cruelly treated, Tesco isn't interested - only in making a profit.

Do not encourage this store and especially do not buy anything from it.
Tesco is not a good shop - they have higher prices in their Express stores than in their supermarkets - that's profiteering at the customers expense, why should customers pay more for going to a smaller shop than a big supermarket? Tesco's is greedy and as it's made over £3billion profit this year I suggest you help the smaller shops and stop allowing Tesco to take over the whole of the UK. They treat their suppliers very badly too, forcing them often to make a loss so Tesco can sell their products on special offers. They also couldn't care less about how animals are treated on the farms that they buy from - if they're cruelly treated, Tesco isn't interested - only in making a profit. Do not encourage this store and especially do not buy anything from it. getThisCoalitionOut
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