Thursday, 29 January 2009
So I leave Norwich and Tesco finally get permission to build their store on the site of the old garage on Unthank Road. I lose count of the number of times I signed petitions against it. It occurred to me after a while that the two inordinately expensive Budgens/ Alldays/ Co-Op (delete as applicaple to your own Norwich-span) stores were actually rather enjoying their captive market of all the students who couldn't be arsed/ didn't understand how to use Mr. Banhams the butcher or (apparently Richard Hoggart-approved) fruit & veg shop. So, boo to Tescos, but equally boo to the Unthank Road branch of Co-Op.