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Dartmouth Tandoori to become Domino's Pizza?
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P1971


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Post: #1
20-07-2015 04:49 PM

Quite a few people have been interested in taking on the Dartmouth Tandoori but have not done due to water damage with the electrics in the ceiling and the ceiling needing replaced too.

Hopefully this is rectified soon.

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P1971


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Post: #2
25-08-2015 02:45 PM

Just found out that The Dartmouth Tandoori has been taken over by Dominos Pizza.

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nottinghillbilly


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Joined: Dec 2010
Post: #3
26-08-2015 06:13 PM

YUK!
Another chain takeaway Thumbdown

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PollyEster63


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Joined: May 2013
Post: #4
26-08-2015 06:44 PM

So that's 2 pizza shops in London rd, and now there will be 3 in Dartmouth rd!

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appletree


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Post: #5
26-08-2015 06:45 PM

And a company which supports anti-abortion and ultra-rightwing causes. Great. This we don't need.

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hairyboggart


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Post: #6
27-08-2015 08:49 AM

Yes. I think we would all prefer empty shops. You don't have to buy anything from them.

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appletree


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27-08-2015 09:57 AM

I won't be buying anything from Domino's. Of course empty shops are not good, but we could hope for something better than this -- and nothing better will move in if there aren't available spaces.

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SteveG85


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27-08-2015 11:02 AM

Couldn't agree more with the hairyboggart. I'm unlikely to be a regular customer of Dominoes either, but if they're willing to fix the ceiling and electrics, pay business rates to the council and employ local people then I would be delighted to see them move in.

There seems to be an instinctive hostility to many new businesses moving into Dartmouth Road that I simply don't understand.

This post was last modified: 27-08-2015 11:02 AM by SteveG85.

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PollyEster63


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Post: #9
27-08-2015 12:05 PM

I wasnt being hostile, and having a teenager, we will probably use it. I would just like to see something different, instead of estate agents, manicure shops, hairdressers etc.
Also, we had a domino's years ago, at the old wok express shop.

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michael


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Post: #10
27-08-2015 12:52 PM

The best businesses for the high street are those that generate foot fall rather than a fleet of motorcycles riding across the pavement or parked on a narrow street. Just like with the Honor Oak and the Stanstead Road proposal, I would be interested in hearing how the bikes are managed and where they are parked (hopefully round the back, if possible). A loss of customer parking on Dartmouth Road would be a negative step in high street regeneration plans.

But a new shop is generally better than a closed shop, and it will provide local employment.

Dominos doesn't support anti-abortion and ultra-rightwing causes, it's founder does, but he only owns around 7% of the company (he sold 93% for $1 billion, so your purchase of a pizza isn't really going to make a difference to the causes he can financially support).

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/dominos.asp

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SteveG85


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Post: #11
27-08-2015 01:53 PM

I completely agree that fast food chains aren't a best case scenario for empty units and that it will be really important that the rules on mopeds are properly drafted and enforced. But I also think it's important that Forest Hill isn't seen as somewhere that is a difficult place to open a new business

This post was last modified: 27-08-2015 01:54 PM by SteveG85.

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appletree


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Post: #12
27-08-2015 03:42 PM

Ok, thanks for the correction on the politics of Domino's. I still don't want another pizza takeaway place on Dartmouth Road. Would prefer and independent shop or restaurant.

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robbrockley


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Post: #13
27-08-2015 06:01 PM

What we would prefer and what we get are two very different things. People on this forum are very good at stating what they would prefer but don't often seem to do anything about it ie open a business or shop themselves. Independent stores and businesses aren't just spontaneously drawn to Forest Hill (or most places for that matter) - they need to have incentive and encouragement to come here. Seems to me our town team and Portas stuff seems to have disappeared and lead to pretty much nothing - with a few exceptions. There are lots of empty units on Dartmouth Road so anyone wanting to open a greengrocers, book shop, male outfitters, good deli (note - good), a stationers, brilliant chemist, brilliant florist, or even an ice cream shop has lots of choice. I won't be using Domino's either, or any of the other Pizza offerings, but Domino's presumably think plenty of our fellow residents will. Perhaps some of the friendly local shopkeepers can get together a welcome party for them to make them feel really at home. Or maybe report their pizza making ability to Trading Standards - I'm sure that will go down well and will be taken lightly!

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Deano


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Post: #14
27-08-2015 10:51 PM

I rejoice that an empty shop is full. I rejoice a popular chain has arrived. I rejoice that I have another takeaway option. I rejoice that its unllikely to serve homemade ice cream.

Seriously. I like dominos. Lordship lane has one so we should too! Let's welcome them!

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P1971


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Post: #15
28-08-2015 12:00 AM

I'm not posting my views on this, just wanted all to know what the owner told me.

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Ligersaur


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Joined: Sep 2014
Post: #16
28-08-2015 09:31 AM

Yesterday, Pizza Hut.
Tomorrow, Domino's Pizza.
Maybe someday, I trust and prey, Nandos.

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Deano


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Post: #17
28-08-2015 10:57 AM

We did have a McDonald's once too. When they return our job is done.

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jodwin


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Post: #18
28-08-2015 04:15 PM

P1971 Wrote:
Just found out that The Dartmouth Tandoori has been taken over by Dominos Pizza.

Call me old-fashioned, but could you share with us your cast iron proof of this?

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Deano


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Post: #19
28-08-2015 04:48 PM

There's no proof. The pizza bases are unleavened.

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Shiro


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Post: #20
28-08-2015 05:33 PM

Are they going to be selling home made ice cream?

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