What shop or business is missing from longford currently?
A properly funded theatre/ venue with a cafe in the town centre but still Backstage. Move Backstage into town and fund the bugger is what i mean!!
a proper coffee house / cafe doing quality coffees ( in the town centre i mean )
Torc and keoghs already fill that slot i would have thought?
Dunno something abou them i dont like maybe its just me. I'd like an out and out coffee shop ala starbucks/Nero/Insomnia etc.
A proper take away sandwich bar. Not subway or a petrol station...
I presume obriens are gone so.. The town really needs a good hotel not owned by a Reynolds..
totally agree on that one and the above post too which is what i was alluding too
It need's a burger king,hate having to travel to athlone for a whopper meal
A pawn shop would do well for the next decade or three given the times we are in!!
1. Hotel - There'd be loads of business for a proper hotel in the area from weddings and other functions. The old convent in Ardagh is for sale again and this would be the perfect oppurtunity to buy a suitable venue at the right money, but you'd have to have the money first
2. A franchise like Burger king or Starbucks but probably be a relatively save bet.
To be honest its hard to know what might work other than those two suggestions, Longford has a small population and without other attractions in the town and surroundings it is unlikely to attract much outside business. Best of luck with any business you do set up.
Open the Longford Town Centre! There should be some nice shops in it like GAP, H&M, Diesel, M&S (the shops you have to go all the way to Dublin or Athlone to get.) Also maybe a Burger King, Starbucks etc. I know I'm thinking a little big but I really think it'll make people happier (well, definitely me!)
I also totally agree with the hotel idea.
OMG you are so right wolfeye! We do need an Iceland but it would be great if there was a 3rd level college here!
I agree competition is good but Is another Hotel viable?
How are the rooms going to be filled?
Alot of hotels in the country are struggling me thinks.
Longford aint exactly a Tourist mecca and its bypassed.
Annaly closed,shannon key west closed.
And out of town Shopping centres with free parking lead to the death of town centres with paid for parking.
People have less money to eat out and buy brand name items from high end retail stores or buy online where cheaper.
Longford has really improved over the last 10 years in the amount of cafes around.
Lidl ,Aldi ,2 euro ,penny's or any discount stores will do well.
Where is iceland? Was'nt there a big write up in the leader about it comming to Longford?
Plus Longford would do with a third level college where one could do proper evening courses to degree level.
Plus college towns attract employment by bringing new industries etc.
ok my rant over..
Nero. YES. T'would be pretty awesome to have the first Nero in the ROI in Longford. Friggin' really nice coffee; all with standard double shots.
Esquires is nice enough too.
dream scenario of course !!