Talk:MetroCentre (shopping centre)

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Edits by 88.106.13.39[edit]

I have reverted the edits to this article and Bluewater by 88.106.13.39. The author contradicts himself/herself across the articles. In the Metrocentre article he says the Metrocentre has the largest retail floor area (which AFAICT, is the usual accepted measure of shopping centre size) but is smaller than Bluewater because it has a smaller "multi-activity" area, whatever that is. In the Bluewater article, he goes on to state that Bluewater has the largest retail floor space (which is simply incorrect) not mentioning "multi-activity" area at all. Pit-yacker 14:42, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

ASDA store[edit]

"The first mall of the MetroCentre was built in 1986 - the red mall. At the time it featured a large Asda store."

This is true. Although the unit in question! had always been occupied by a supermarket before it was demolished to make way for the new red mall, Asda were not the occupants when the mall opened. There were two other stores before Asda. I can't remember their names but i think the second one was carfour (or something like that)

That would be Carrefour, the French supermarket chain, I assume. I think it was also Gateway (Now trades as Somerfield) at some point as well? However the Carrefour link might suggest Food Giant as well? Pit-yacker 16:33, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

It was definitely Carrefour when the centre opened. (Lifetime resident of NE England, 28th June 2007)

Yes, it was Carrefour, then Gateway, then Asda. I remember it well. 217.155.20.163 (talk) 22:41, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Correction. Austria is in the European Union so the Metrocentre is the second largest in the European Union —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sonusgr (talkcontribs) 15:59, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Decline[edit]

Can we find any evidence of how the centre has declined? The centre has become progressively more downmarket and scruffy as it has aged, The Yellow and Green malls have always been quiet and are now seemingly almost dead, refurbishing the centre is like painting the forth bridge and one can always guarantee that one quarter of the centre will be a grim building site, the proffesional classes no longer seem to shop there and the centre has become a bit of a centre for anti-social behaviour. The city centres gain seems to have been the MetroCentres loss. At present this is just my observation of the centre, but I would like to document it on the page, however obviously it has to be well referenced. I've had trouble finding evidence to support this (although I wouldn't have throught there would have been any doubt). Wondering if anyone could help? Mtaylor848 (talk) 16:48, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

I think it will only ever be your observations. The Metrocentre has a larger shopping area than most large towns, at that point, one would surely expect a level of refurbishment after 20 odd years of business. Compared to the Bullring and Manchester Arndale, which have both substantially been completely demolished and rebuilt over the last 5 years, the level of refurbishment that has been required at the MetroCentre has been relatively low. Manchester Arndale's Marsden Way and FoodChain are still to all intents and purposes dead malls, the newly built "New Arkwright Way" is fast becoming new Pound shop way. At the same time, the Trafford Centre, whose niche was more towards designer shops than some of the other large centres, has a large number of unlet units at the moment. Pit-yacker (talk) 18:21, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

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Over-intu'd[edit]

The article seems to refer to intu far too often. I can see that it should be explained what its formal title is, but not all the time. It's particularly grating when it refers to it by that name when it wasn't even called that. Can we lose a few please? Currently it reads like we let the company write our copy ... DBaK (talk) 21:42, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

Note: All of the offending excess was added in two edits which comprised the current middle and end of their creator's career here. (Which shouldn't irrationally prejudice me aginst them, right ...) I'm surprised it's not been challenged before. Does anyone mind if I have a go sometime? DBaK (talk) 21:52, 2 March 2017 (UTC)
Anyone ... ? (Cue comedy tumbleweed ...) DBaK (talk) 15:43, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
I've taken out a few of the very surprising number that were there. DBaK (talk) 21:49, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

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