During the last 3 years, the site has been fenced off and not a lot seems to be going on. Modus Ventures, caught out by the recent banking fiasco and credit crunch, has gone into administration – although that does not mean the work won’t go ahead.
Asda is due to move onto part of the site next April and open a supermarket there in October 2010. Well maybe, maybe not, no one knows what the economy will look like by then. Meanwhile, this week the derelict Downtown Club and Schooner Inn were demolished –
a step forward of sorts.
MON 19th OCT 2009 UPDATE: Reader Martyn Daniel has sent an
email to say that, despite last week's newspaper reports and picture
of Chris Ruane MP wielding a sledgehammer, the Downtown Club
and Schooner Inn were still standing when he passed yesterday. Thank you, Martyn.