[Talk-GB] Subject: Re: Thomas Cook shops
jez.nicholson at gmail.com
Wed Oct 9 12:43:49 UTC 2019
Heh, "...an A4 notice of closure (with few details) on the door, the
absence of staff, and unopened post on the floor,.." looks pretty
conclusive to me. I surveyed my local branch and found similar so have
changed it to disused.
I like the method of flipping shop, name, brand with a 'disused:' prefix as
it would be reversible en masses, or for a single anomaly. Recently, all
Jamie's Italian branches closed...except the one in Gatwick Airport. Which
was a surprise.
Now, Thomas Cook shops may be bought by a competitor and probably
rebranded. But right now they are disused.
Personally, now that closure has been confirmed by survey I would like to
see all the branches changed programmatically.
On Wed, 9 Oct 2019, 13:04 SK53, <sk53.osm at gmail.com> wrote:
> I went to check one which is a few hundred metres off my normal route to
> the supermarket. For some reason I didn't take photos.
> Apart from an A4 notice of closure (with few details) on the door, the
> absence of staff, and unopened post on the floor, the shop looked as
> normal. Deals still advertised in windows, brochures in racks and desks for
> staff etc. It did look a little bare compared with how I remember them, but
> I don't think I've visited a travel agent more than 3 times in the past 25
> years so I don't have a proper baseline of comparison.
> If I had just been driving past and had no knowledge of the news about
> Thomas Cook I'd be none the wiser that they had closed. Even on a visit the
> available evidence would not have been enough on it's own to convince me
> that that particular shop had closed for good.
> This doesn't provide any answers, but, I think, does demonstrate that even
> an initial ground survey would not be adequate to determine the final
> status for a less well known store.
> On Wed, 9 Oct 2019 at 11:22, Martin Wynne <martin at templot.com> wrote:
>> On 09/10/2019 11:11, Dave F via Talk-GB wrote:
>> > Not so fast... The current Company is still bust. The shops are closed.
>> "Sunderland-based Hays said it planned to reopen all the shops under its
>> own brand with immediate effect."
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