Mr Chips Closef
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
Could this 'Lockdown' have something too doo with it ?
Replied: 19th Nov 2020 at 15:12
Probably TTS. There's only The New Chippery & Wallgate Chippy left now
Replied: 19th Nov 2020 at 15:26
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.
Replied: 19th Nov 2020 at 15:57
I thought Mr chips was owned by him who has Gallimores.
Replied: 19th Nov 2020 at 16:01
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
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
Looks like "Goodbye Mr Chips" then...
I'll get mi peeling knife.
Replied: 19th Nov 2020 at 18:22
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
I know who owns Mr.Chips. The building. He owns lots of places. He's Asian.
Replied: 19th Nov 2020 at 20:14
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
Probably a tactical withdrawal from a dying street in a dying town centre.
Replied: 19th Nov 2020 at 20:33
"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
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
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
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