Abandoned shops destroyed in bustling city
The abandoned stores were finally demolished after years of standing empty.
The line of buildings along the roundabout on Leasowe Road in Wallasey Village has been reduced to rubble and will soon become shops and apartments.
Wirral council authorized the demolition of the existing stores and their replacement with three new ground-floor commercial units and nine apartments – one one-bedroom apartment and eight two-bedroom apartments – in 2018.
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The redevelopment, on behalf of the Isle of Man based applicant Sound Leisure Limited does not include the vacant lot to the left, this is a separate application to the Wirral Council, which granted permission to Tig Properties for the construction of a two-storey building with two commercial units and two apartments in May of last year.
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The owners of Stollies Cafe and Delicatessen posted a video of the demolition of the old nail bar and barber shop in progress and said: “It’s finally collapsing! Apartments and stores go up in 2022.
“What shops would everyone like to see in the village of Wallasey? “
They jokingly added, “The first to say Starbucks or Costa gets a lifetime ban!”
While some were sad in calling it the “end of an era,” others were quick with their suggestions with what they wanted to see in space.
Michael Kelly said, “The Chinese restaurant is good.”
Peter Dunning said: “Chez Wagamama”
Sonia Fallows said: “End of an era lol, I used that bus stop on my way home from school.”
Annette Brown said: “Tbh a greengrocer and a butcher …”
And Sarah Lousie Cross and Beth Murray both agreed, adding simply, “Butcher.”
But some had reservations about redeveloping the land without solving the car parking problems.
Craig Breto Bretland said: “If the new stores are to survive, they must also include parking. “
Karen Roberts said: “It’s going to be a fight for the parking space.”
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