‘We’ll be doing over a million footfall a week’
How nice to read a human interest story that doesn't feel like the output of a corporate PR department!
A really good local interest story. I really like the Arndale, it's grown on me over the years since I moved to Manchester in 1991. It's clean, bright and has a great selection of shops. Always cheers me up when I visit. Well maintained public loos if you are caught short as well.
Before the bomb, above the old Arndale Centre I think there were maisonettes or something similar called Cromford Court. Does anyone remember this ? There was a Cromford Court between Market Street and Cannon Street in the 19th/20th Century before the Arndale was built amongst that warren of streets.
This is a great, local story about something that has been around for, in many cases, our whole life time. (Thanks for quoting me too!)
Is there anywhere that has photographs of the site prior to the Arndale? I can’t even begin to imagine what it looked like.
Nice work, thank you. I should point out that any comparison with the shambles is wholly inaccurate; the buildings were 19th and 20th century. Some lovely, some on their last legs.
Thanks Jack I enjoyed this piece on the Arndale.
Shhh! Don’t tell everyone about the secret extra dining area, we don’t want it to get really busy. Think we missed you by a few hours last week :)
100m in the 70s is not half a billion today