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Mr Chips Closef

Started by: scorpion (810)

Was surprised today when I walked past Mr Chips/Cafe Select had closed down! Was always a popular chippy always busy especially on a Saturday.

The chippy at the bottom of market Street has gone too. ????

Started: 19th Nov 2020 at 15:06
Last edited by scorpion: 19th Nov 2020 at 15:06:52

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6327)

Could this 'Lockdown' have something too doo with it ?

Replied: 19th Nov 2020 at 15:12

Posted by: scorpion (810)

Probably TTS. There's only The New Chippery & Wallgate Chippy left now

Replied: 19th Nov 2020 at 15:26

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6327)

scorpion

Mr Chips/Café Select is owned by Tony Callaghan who owns umpteen pubs around Wigan, and it is a licensed bar too, so perhaps it is just not viable opening it for the meagre trade which would be there as a takeaway only, and they don't do deliveries, and he has probably furloughed the staff at all his establishments, he was having a moan about everything in the WEP at the beginning of October.

https://www.wigantoday.net/covid-19-difficulties-after-town-centre-bar-temporarily-closes

Replied: 19th Nov 2020 at 15:57

Posted by: scorpion (810)

I thought Mr chips was owned by him who has Gallimores.

Replied: 19th Nov 2020 at 16:01

Posted by: tonker (22797) 

Is Closef Josef's brother? I'm wouldn't be surprised, they're taking over all the cafes and take-aways.

McDonalds will soon become Mashwani's. You'll see !

Replied: 19th Nov 2020 at 17:52

Posted by: firefox (3239)

Imagine, if you will, the ending of the advert for McDonalds. Indian chap saying, "I'm loving it".

Replied: 19th Nov 2020 at 18:10

Posted by: chatty (7967) 

Looks like "Goodbye Mr Chips" then...















I'll get mi peeling knife.

Replied: 19th Nov 2020 at 18:22

Posted by: 0 years (4313)

Howard Gallimore owns/owned Mr Chips.

Replied: 19th Nov 2020 at 19:57
Last edited by 0 years: 19th Nov 2020 at 20:09:05

Posted by: tonker (22797) 

I know who owns Mr.Chips. The building. He owns lots of places. He's Asian.

Replied: 19th Nov 2020 at 20:14

Posted by: 0 years (4313)

But who owns Mr Chips, the business?

Replied: 19th Nov 2020 at 20:25
Last edited by 0 years: 19th Nov 2020 at 21:02:58

Posted by: 0 years (4313)

Probably a tactical withdrawal from a dying street in a dying town centre.

Replied: 19th Nov 2020 at 20:33

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6327)

0 years:

"Howard Gallimore owns/owned Mr Chips"

That is who I meant .....

Replied: 19th Nov 2020 at 21:37
Last edited by Tommy Two Stroke: 19th Nov 2020 at 21:38:15

Posted by: 0 years (4313)

TTS

I believe Howard was a director of Kershaws in years gone by.

Those cockles didn't half go down well with a pint of Guiness!

Nice chap is Howard.

Replied: 19th Nov 2020 at 21:47
Last edited by 0 years: 19th Nov 2020 at 21:55:38

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6327)

I know I remember him running Kershaws Cockling from the rear of the present Chinese chippy on Poolstock Lane, the one next to Roadside Wines, and that is who I meant although I said the other mon

Replied: 19th Nov 2020 at 21:54

Posted by: cheshirecat (59) 

The one at the bottom of Market Street near the college seemed to be open today when I passed it.

Replied: 23rd Nov 2020 at 15:18

 

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