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Offline David vs Goliath

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1381-1383 pershore rd to become wildcat bar
« on: April 30, 2018, 09:25:14 AM »
Does Stirchley need another takeaway or bar.

What’s the council doing about sorting the parking issues out

We need a post office
We need more cafes and shops that are open during the daytime

Another bar isn’t really a need or a luxury.

We want the place to be thriving like moseley or kings heath

Offline Chris

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Re: 1381-1383 pershore rd to become wildcat bar
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2018, 12:12:03 PM »
The Wildcat Tap already exists at 1466 Pershore Road, maybe it is planning to move to different premises?  http://stirchleywildcat.co.uk/

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Re: 1381-1383 pershore rd to become wildcat bar
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2018, 12:14:49 PM »
Just checked the website, Wildcat Tap is planning to move :-  So. The Wildcat is MOVING! Subject to planning, and a few other bits,  the current bar will close in June or thereabouts, and reopen just up the road later in the summer. Twice as many seats, 5 cask lines, 8-10 kegs, more wine and spirits. Maybe even a toastie if you're lucky. 😺

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Re: 1381-1383 pershore rd to become wildcat bar
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2018, 12:38:27 PM »
David vs Goliath, if you had visited the Wildcat you'd know that actually that's exactly the type of place Stirchley DOES need.

Since Wildcat opened, and the Artefact next door these places are both inclusive, welcoming meeting places where people actually talk to each other. Actual community hubs run by people who live in the community that are self sustaining and don't just close after their grant funding runs out.

I've got to know far more people in the community since visiting the Wildcat than I have ever got to know from the British Oak in the past 15 years that I've lived in Stirchley. The problem at the Wildcat is that you physically can't get in because it's quite cramped, hence the move.

Also the people who visit both of these places tend to be local, most walk there and many cycle. This is exactly the behaviour that should be encouraged.

I find it ironic that many people like to bemoan what Stirchley isn't, but don't try to sample what it does currently offer. A bar or cafe IS a community hub. You wish Stirchley was thriving like Moseley and Kings Heath? I suggest you visit both and count how many coffee shops & bars each have. Moseley is primarily a social\nighttime economy and only Kings Heath is of a suitable size and with enough parking to sustain a degree of traditional High St stores and banks.

High Street retail of the 50's idyll is dead and will never return. Small independent business is the future, please can people try and support it.



 

Offline David vs Goliath

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Re: 1381-1383 pershore rd to become wildcat bar
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2018, 05:25:07 PM »
Thank you for you comments raddog

I want more business that attract people to the high street not more takeaways and micro breweries

The cafes and working spaces are welcome
The bakery and its micro school are great as they attract people into the area during the day.

What use is another brewery when we a have fantastic pub across the road from the site for new wildcat bar.
The new pizza place is great and the two brother are friendly and it’s very welcoming for families


Another brewery isn’t something I want in the region and I’m entitled to my opinion so I will voice it with the council.

I appreciate a used shop is better then an vacant spot.
But if it brings more crime to the area with more drunks in the evening or fills the limited parking spaces up then I’m objecting unfortunately.

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Re: 1381-1383 pershore rd to become wildcat bar
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2018, 12:45:50 PM »
Hi David vs. Goliath

I'm the owner of the Wildcat. I aprpreciate that you have concerns, and just want to leave a quick message to say that if you want to go through them with me or find out a bit more information about what I've got planned then I'm happy to talk it through and hopefully put your mind to rest. Obviously the same goes for anybody else who is reading this! 

If you'd like to then probably the best way to get me initially is on liam@stirchleywildcat.co.uk, and if you'd rather speak over the phone or in person then we could arrange that via email.

Stirchley is my home as well - I certainly don't want to do anything to damage the area!

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Re: 1381-1383 pershore rd to become wildcat bar
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2018, 07:05:08 AM »
Thank you Liam for your message

I appreciate you want to grow your business and move to a bigger venue.

 My concerns are the lack of parking which you can’t control
The increase number of drunks that unfortunately after a night do cause litter, damage and are a nuisance and menace.

The fact your open predominantly in the evening is a concern as a local I want more activity in the day time, Stirchley should be a place people want visit and meet up during the daytime.

To regenerate the region we need more buisness cafes, media spaces, antenatal workshops, health centres,vets,bike shop, post offices and facilities are things we would want. I’m all for the independent trader and it’s their dedication and enthusiasm that wins clients.

If you bar was open during the daytime then ticks some of boxes
But having just another drinking hole really isn’t something I support.

I live in the area do have a young family so I look at what’s importnat to us.
A place to eat, activities for the kids, and shops with facilities that we need.

Having things on your doorstep is what makes the micro-village thrive.

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Re: 1381-1383 pershore rd to become wildcat bar
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2018, 08:50:39 AM »
The WildcatTap has ben a welcome addition to Stirchley High Street and I'm pleased to hear its expanding.  The current premises is too small.

Raddog has hit the nail on the head.  This is the sort of thing we want on our High Street.

I've never heard of any trouble from the Wildcat and I've not seen people staggering out drunk or causing a nuisance.  It's a very friendly bar, where you end up speaking with local people who you otherwise may never meet. 

The British Oak isn't to everyone's taste.  I've found that it's slow to get served, expensive and the beer isn't great.

Liam is passionate about what he does, which means a good selection of well cared for and well priced beers.

The Wildcattap along with places like Alicas, Can Eat, Loaf and Artefact compliment each other.  The renovation of a premises which has been empty for years is precisely what our High Street needs.

Whilst I appreciate the comments made by David v Goliath, not everyone wants or needs the same things.  Although I have children, sometimes it is nice to go somewhere were there are no children.   


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Re: 1381-1383 pershore rd to become wildcat bar
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2018, 10:46:52 AM »
We love the Wild Cat and think it is a valuable part of the community.

We are a young couple who moved to Stirchley and the Wild Cat, Loaf, CanEat , Alicia's and other independent businesses are one of the reasons we were attracted to the area.

More people moving here  and visiting Stirchley will mean an improved high street for all.

The Wild Cat is a very small specialised pub and not at all like the Oak or the three Horse shoes  ( which are responsible for most of the noise and trouble) 

We don't like the Oak or the Horse shoes and don't go in there. However we have often taken our parents to the Wild Cat for a quote pint  after a walk around the  park for example.

 There is plenty of space for the Wild Cat and many empty shops and spaces for other independents as well, which when they see the success of the Wild Cat and others for example will hopefully  encouraged them to see Stirchley as a viable place to set up their business as well.

Independents  will encourage more people  which means more possibility for more independent businesses of all kinds.