Cafe plans for former service station site

PLANS to create a traditional cafe with a 26-space car park have been drawn up for the site of a former service station.

The development site off Park Road, St Helens which is now a vacant area of land, is close to the junction with Mulcrow Close.

A planning application has been submitted to St Helens Council.

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9:31am Tue 19 Feb 13

retro 1 says...

do we actually need another eating place in st helens ?... why not build something we do need ,is a cafe going to actually work? as it stands at the moment nobody has any money because our goverment has robbed the money that we did have
do we actually need another eating place in st helens ?... why not build something we do need ,is a cafe going to actually work? as it stands at the moment nobody has any money because our goverment has robbed the money that we did have retro 1

9:44am Tue 19 Feb 13

itme says...

There was no money left to rob after 13 years of labour mismanagement .
There was no money left to rob after 13 years of labour mismanagement . itme

10:41am Tue 19 Feb 13

smith&weston says...

Town full of obese people... build a cafe
.The site must be at least a 3 mile drive from the nearest Starbucks and two miles from the nearest McDonalds so I suggest we plump for one of those.
Town full of obese people... build a cafe .The site must be at least a 3 mile drive from the nearest Starbucks and two miles from the nearest McDonalds so I suggest we plump for one of those. smith&weston

5:11pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Bill Bradbury says...

Pittbull who is bazza forger?
Pittbull who is bazza forger? Bill Bradbury

7:20pm Tue 19 Feb 13

keepitreel says...

so translate "traditional cafe" to a greasy spoon and lets build it on the most congested bit of road at peak times in ST HELENS,do we need another food outlet in the middle of nowhere,who is it aimed at,and before the usual suspects come on about jobs etc it will be run by a family and wages will not exist.
so translate "traditional cafe" to a greasy spoon and lets build it on the most congested bit of road at peak times in ST HELENS,do we need another food outlet in the middle of nowhere,who is it aimed at,and before the usual suspects come on about jobs etc it will be run by a family and wages will not exist. keepitreel

7:35pm Tue 19 Feb 13

frankly says...

agree
agree frankly

9:43pm Tue 19 Feb 13

rastamouse2 says...

from a positive point of thinking, it would be nice to be able to pull in without worrying about parking, to have ones lunch without the risk of being fined as there is not much free parking in st Helens and where there is any parking available there are no spaces to be found .. anyway whats wrong with a good old English café!
from a positive point of thinking, it would be nice to be able to pull in without worrying about parking, to have ones lunch without the risk of being fined as there is not much free parking in st Helens and where there is any parking available there are no spaces to be found .. anyway whats wrong with a good old English café! rastamouse2

9:49pm Tue 19 Feb 13

driverdan says...

How negative can we be ?How do we know this is going to be a "greasy spoon"establishment?
How do we know it isnt going to create jobs?.If there is gonna be car parking for 20 plus cars it wont affect how busy the road is.We should be encouraging people to develop unused sights and get more business's working for the community and creating jobs.
How negative can we be ?How do we know this is going to be a "greasy spoon"establishment? How do we know it isnt going to create jobs?.If there is gonna be car parking for 20 plus cars it wont affect how busy the road is.We should be encouraging people to develop unused sights and get more business's working for the community and creating jobs. driverdan

9:55pm Tue 19 Feb 13

driverdan says...

I am a professional driver and i am aware of the lack of decent eating establishments in with off road parking.This seems like a good idea to me.
I am a professional driver and i am aware of the lack of decent eating establishments in with off road parking.This seems like a good idea to me. driverdan

9:58pm Tue 19 Feb 13

rastamouse2 says...

I agree, I say support the local businesses!!!
I agree, I say support the local businesses!!! rastamouse2

11:44pm Tue 19 Feb 13

keepitreel says...

driverdan,so you think the middle of PARK RD is some oasis of calm to enjoy a little light lunch and there are plenty of places to park for free and enjoy some lunch already,as for your comment regarding the traffic,this strech of road is nose to tail from the EAST LANCS to the TOWN CENTRE from 8-9 every morning and from 4-6 each evening and extremly busy in the hours inbetween so getting out of the cafe is going to be a nightmare,as for not being a greasy spoon,what is your idea of a traditional cafe,white table cloths and cut glass decanters with silver service,i bet it will be a transport cafe run by a family and no jobs created as they will use family members for pin money,if i am wrong i will glady pay £20 to a charity.
driverdan,so you think the middle of PARK RD is some oasis of calm to enjoy a little light lunch and there are plenty of places to park for free and enjoy some lunch already,as for your comment regarding the traffic,this strech of road is nose to tail from the EAST LANCS to the TOWN CENTRE from 8-9 every morning and from 4-6 each evening and extremly busy in the hours inbetween so getting out of the cafe is going to be a nightmare,as for not being a greasy spoon,what is your idea of a traditional cafe,white table cloths and cut glass decanters with silver service,i bet it will be a transport cafe run by a family and no jobs created as they will use family members for pin money,if i am wrong i will glady pay £20 to a charity. keepitreel

9:13am Wed 20 Feb 13

Sankey says...

But it's creating work for that family ? I don't see the problem.
But it's creating work for that family ? I don't see the problem. Sankey

9:53am Wed 20 Feb 13

jumper says...

What is so funny about the 13 yrs of labour was the previous 18yrs of Thatcherism the hole and despair that that caused is still being felt and will never be filled in.
What is so funny about the 13 yrs of labour was the previous 18yrs of Thatcherism the hole and despair that that caused is still being felt and will never be filled in. jumper

1:47pm Wed 20 Feb 13

rastamouse2 says...

Sankey I agree!!
Sankey I agree!! rastamouse2

8:41pm Wed 20 Feb 13

jumper says...

Might be a good place to have a cuppa and expand the way to help the town.
Might be a good place to have a cuppa and expand the way to help the town. jumper

1:29pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Andywestern says...

It's about time the land was used for something as its an eyesore,better a traditional cafe than a McDonalds or the like.
It's about time the land was used for something as its an eyesore,better a traditional cafe than a McDonalds or the like. Andywestern

4:36pm Thu 21 Feb 13

jumper says...

What is going to happen with the old red square?
What is going to happen with the old red square? jumper

8:15am Fri 22 Feb 13

WolfieSmith says...

jumper wrote:
What is so funny about the 13 yrs of labour was the previous 18yrs of Thatcherism the hole and despair that that caused is still being felt and will never be filled in.
31 years under the Tories eh? The British, taxpaying,working man and woman ripped off to the full with no political party to defend or support them.
[quote][p][bold]jumper[/bold] wrote: What is so funny about the 13 yrs of labour was the previous 18yrs of Thatcherism the hole and despair that that caused is still being felt and will never be filled in.[/p][/quote]31 years under the Tories eh? The British, taxpaying,working man and woman ripped off to the full with no political party to defend or support them. WolfieSmith

9:52pm Fri 22 Feb 13

jumper says...

Bit unsure about the 31.nail on the head with the rest
Bit unsure about the 31.nail on the head with the rest jumper

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