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11:31am Thu 27 Sep 12

banknote says...

I'm afraid I'm not in the least surprised.

This is the worse Starbucks I've ever visited. Frequently dirty tables, floors and poor staff.

Pity, because Dorchester needs good coffee shops.
I'm afraid I'm not in the least surprised. This is the worse Starbucks I've ever visited. Frequently dirty tables, floors and poor staff. Pity, because Dorchester needs good coffee shops. banknote
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12:36pm Thu 27 Sep 12

Crabber says...

banknote wrote:
I'm afraid I'm not in the least surprised.

This is the worse Starbucks I've ever visited. Frequently dirty tables, floors and poor staff.

Pity, because Dorchester needs good coffee shops.
There's a few in The Muff if you wanna pop down
[quote][p][bold]banknote[/bold] wrote: I'm afraid I'm not in the least surprised. This is the worse Starbucks I've ever visited. Frequently dirty tables, floors and poor staff. Pity, because Dorchester needs good coffee shops.[/p][/quote]There's a few in The Muff if you wanna pop down Crabber
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12:36pm Thu 27 Sep 12

Dorset Boy says...

banknote wrote:
I'm afraid I'm not in the least surprised.

This is the worse Starbucks I've ever visited. Frequently dirty tables, floors and poor staff.

Pity, because Dorchester needs good coffee shops.
Dorchester has got decent coffee shops and not so expensive
[quote][p][bold]banknote[/bold] wrote: I'm afraid I'm not in the least surprised. This is the worse Starbucks I've ever visited. Frequently dirty tables, floors and poor staff. Pity, because Dorchester needs good coffee shops.[/p][/quote]Dorchester has got decent coffee shops and not so expensive Dorset Boy
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12:36pm Thu 27 Sep 12

dontbuyit says...

Since when has Starbucks been a 'good coffee shop'? Good riddance to them.
Since when has Starbucks been a 'good coffee shop'? Good riddance to them. dontbuyit
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12:38pm Thu 27 Sep 12

dorchbloke says...

What do you mean needs coffee shops? We already have loads of good little cafes to go to.
What do you mean needs coffee shops? We already have loads of good little cafes to go to. dorchbloke
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12:56pm Thu 27 Sep 12

Upkeep says...

Does a town as charming as Dorchester need something as brash and tasteless as this. Keep the global chains away, they destroy small business communities. I'm glad there going.
Does a town as charming as Dorchester need something as brash and tasteless as this. Keep the global chains away, they destroy small business communities. I'm glad there going. Upkeep
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1:30pm Thu 27 Sep 12

bollywood says...

Hurrah - crap coffee
Hurrah - crap coffee bollywood
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1:32pm Thu 27 Sep 12

CoogarUK.com says...

Another one bites the dust. Dorchester town centre stores now closing on an almost weekly basis yet all we get is the usual positive spin.
Another one bites the dust. Dorchester town centre stores now closing on an almost weekly basis yet all we get is the usual positive spin. CoogarUK.com
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1:36pm Thu 27 Sep 12

Old Colonial says...

CoogarUK.com wrote:
Another one bites the dust. Dorchester town centre stores now closing on an almost weekly basis yet all we get is the usual positive spin.
Quality not quantity is important. Keep out these nationwide look-a-like chains.
[quote][p][bold]CoogarUK.com[/bold] wrote: Another one bites the dust. Dorchester town centre stores now closing on an almost weekly basis yet all we get is the usual positive spin.[/p][/quote]Quality not quantity is important. Keep out these nationwide look-a-like chains. Old Colonial
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1:39pm Thu 27 Sep 12

David Watts says...

I'm sad for the staff, but not sad to see a big chain go.

I love coffee shops, and their individuality can be a real asset and defining feature for a town.

Dorchester has one of the best coffee shops I've ever visited - No.35 on High West St - it hasn't been open long, but I'm hugely impressed with the quality of the coffee, the home-made food, and the friendly atmosphere.

I've got no connection with the place, just a very happy customer.
I'm sad for the staff, but not sad to see a big chain go. I love coffee shops, and their individuality can be a real asset and defining feature for a town. Dorchester has one of the best coffee shops I've ever visited - No.35 on High West St - it hasn't been open long, but I'm hugely impressed with the quality of the coffee, the home-made food, and the friendly atmosphere. I've got no connection with the place, just a very happy customer. David Watts
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2:22pm Thu 27 Sep 12

3rdAccount says...

We could replace it with a 99p shop to undercut Pound Land – or maybe even a Cash Converters to put us on par with Weymouth.

All that’s needed then to complete the package is a Primark to keep the Chavs happy!
We could replace it with a 99p shop to undercut Pound Land – or maybe even a Cash Converters to put us on par with Weymouth. All that’s needed then to complete the package is a Primark to keep the Chavs happy! 3rdAccount
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2:29pm Thu 27 Sep 12

annotator1 says...

I used to visit The Nappers' Mite many years ago when a cup of tea was a staggering 10d and a cup of Espresso was a shilling!
I used to visit The Nappers' Mite many years ago when a cup of tea was a staggering 10d and a cup of Espresso was a shilling! annotator1
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2:41pm Thu 27 Sep 12

annotator1 says...

Maybe I have just stumbled upon the problem ... too expensive!
Maybe I have just stumbled upon the problem ... too expensive! annotator1
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2:41pm Thu 27 Sep 12

Kingtuttut says...

Good riddance to **** coffee
Good riddance to **** coffee Kingtuttut
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2:43pm Thu 27 Sep 12

Kingtuttut says...

thats bulls hit coffee
thats bulls hit coffee Kingtuttut
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2:46pm Thu 27 Sep 12

nuber says...

The only good thing about it was the toilet facilities, ideal when you have young children and a pushchair, not sure where to go in Dorchester now when my little one needs a wee! There are too many coffee shops in Dorchester and why do Goulds need to have a restaurant in one store and a coffee shop in the other?!
The only good thing about it was the toilet facilities, ideal when you have young children and a pushchair, not sure where to go in Dorchester now when my little one needs a wee! There are too many coffee shops in Dorchester and why do Goulds need to have a restaurant in one store and a coffee shop in the other?! nuber
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3:34pm Thu 27 Sep 12

PortlandWilliam says...

As there's always a queue in the Post Office, perhaps it could expand into the space vacated by Starbucks......
As there's always a queue in the Post Office, perhaps it could expand into the space vacated by Starbucks...... PortlandWilliam
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4:07pm Thu 27 Sep 12

dorsetdog says...

3rdAccount wrote:
We could replace it with a 99p shop to undercut Pound Land – or maybe even a Cash Converters to put us on par with Weymouth. All that’s needed then to complete the package is a Primark to keep the Chavs happy!
Primark mmm!! What a good idea, ! would save me having to travel to Yeovil or Taunton for one.
[quote][p][bold]3rdAccount[/bold] wrote: We could replace it with a 99p shop to undercut Pound Land – or maybe even a Cash Converters to put us on par with Weymouth. All that’s needed then to complete the package is a Primark to keep the Chavs happy![/p][/quote]Primark mmm!! What a good idea, ! would save me having to travel to Yeovil or Taunton for one. dorsetdog
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4:34pm Thu 27 Sep 12

stench says...

feel bad for those now out of a job :(
feel bad for those now out of a job :( stench
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5:24pm Thu 27 Sep 12

snowleopard says...

With regard to Post Office expanding into Starbucks: THAT WAS THE POST OFFICE!!
With regard to Post Office expanding into Starbucks: THAT WAS THE POST OFFICE!! snowleopard
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5:29pm Thu 27 Sep 12

JelliedEel says...

I think a cash convertor is taking over the premises.
I think a cash convertor is taking over the premises. JelliedEel
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5:46pm Thu 27 Sep 12

Mangetout2 says...

Thank god they are going, Dorchester does not need multinational companies like Starbucks, we have some great independent coffee shops. Hopefully Costa will follow suit .
Thank god they are going, Dorchester does not need multinational companies like Starbucks, we have some great independent coffee shops. Hopefully Costa will follow suit . Mangetout2
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7:31pm Thu 27 Sep 12

bootedsw says...

I am sorry to see it go, their coffee approach is to that of customer service and quick. Many of the independents can't master this. If it is true the next shop is to be a "pawn broker style" does this not just tell you how dorchester is going. Hopefully we will see starbucks back when the developments open.
I am sorry to see it go, their coffee approach is to that of customer service and quick. Many of the independents can't master this. If it is true the next shop is to be a "pawn broker style" does this not just tell you how dorchester is going. Hopefully we will see starbucks back when the developments open. bootedsw
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11:06pm Thu 27 Sep 12

K9 says...

David Watts: I've also heard very good things about No 35 Coffee Shop up toward Top O'town. It seems to be doing all the right things, good coffee and tea with a real interest in what they serve. Plus cakes made by themselves. Is on Twitter as @No35CoffeeHouse and it seems they've heard about one of their rivals' demise.
David Watts: I've also heard very good things about No 35 Coffee Shop up toward Top O'town. It seems to be doing all the right things, good coffee and tea with a real interest in what they serve. Plus cakes made by themselves. Is on Twitter as @No35CoffeeHouse and it seems they've heard about one of their rivals' demise. K9
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8:56am Fri 28 Sep 12

mr commonsense says...

I am puzzled why your correspondent Marabout hasn't responded to this piece of news.
Could we hear from him as usually he comes up with many reasons why the centre of Dorchester is thriving?
As of Thursday there appear to be 18 retail premises empty and many have been for some time.
This must all be due to Marabout claiming the WDDC are encouraging new business to our town centre.
Let's hear from you Marabout.
I am puzzled why your correspondent Marabout hasn't responded to this piece of news. Could we hear from him as usually he comes up with many reasons why the centre of Dorchester is thriving? As of Thursday there appear to be 18 retail premises empty and many have been for some time. This must all be due to Marabout claiming the WDDC are encouraging new business to our town centre. Let's hear from you Marabout. mr commonsense
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9:24am Fri 28 Sep 12

JelliedEel says...

Is there any truth in the rumour that Dorchester are putting in a bid for the Weymouth fairy lights in an effort to give the town centre a revamp?
Is there any truth in the rumour that Dorchester are putting in a bid for the Weymouth fairy lights in an effort to give the town centre a revamp? JelliedEel
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9:40am Fri 28 Sep 12

cj07589 says...

What bunch of miserable so and so's......another retailer has left the town and the prevailing majority think it's a good thing the best they can muster is a moan and a winge about the coffee they sell. Some locals do care there will be less jobs to go around and less council rates paid in and most importantly there will be a few more on the dole queue soon to be in financial hardship no doubt. I wish some people here bothered to take the time and brain power to look beyond their shallow opinions and consider the bigger picture.
What bunch of miserable so and so's......another retailer has left the town and the prevailing majority think it's a good thing the best they can muster is a moan and a winge about the coffee they sell. Some locals do care there will be less jobs to go around and less council rates paid in and most importantly there will be a few more on the dole queue soon to be in financial hardship no doubt. I wish some people here bothered to take the time and brain power to look beyond their shallow opinions and consider the bigger picture. cj07589
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10:54am Fri 28 Sep 12

PortlandWilliam says...

@snowleopard - ever heard of irony?
@snowleopard - ever heard of irony? PortlandWilliam
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12:20pm Fri 28 Sep 12

Chocky 1 says...

JelliedEel,I did hear that Dorchester purchased the Weymouth fairy lights on Ebay to improve the Dorchester Christmas lights.I here they have Andy Abraham the singing dustman poping up to switch them on.
JelliedEel,I did hear that Dorchester purchased the Weymouth fairy lights on Ebay to improve the Dorchester Christmas lights.I here they have Andy Abraham the singing dustman poping up to switch them on. Chocky 1
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1:07pm Fri 28 Sep 12

TenBobDylanThomasHardy says...

Agree with mrcommonsense...and how come no-one's blaming this on the incompetence of Weymouth Borough Council?
Agree with mrcommonsense...and how come no-one's blaming this on the incompetence of Weymouth Borough Council? TenBobDylanThomasHardy
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1:27pm Fri 28 Sep 12

maximan says...

PortlandWilliam wrote:
@snowleopard - ever heard of irony?
yes it's like goldy and silvery but much cheaper...
[quote][p][bold]PortlandWilliam[/bold] wrote: @snowleopard - ever heard of irony?[/p][/quote]yes it's like goldy and silvery but much cheaper... maximan
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2:33pm Fri 28 Sep 12

JelliedEel says...

irony - isn't that what the women do after make their men their dinnery?
irony - isn't that what the women do after make their men their dinnery? JelliedEel
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5:57pm Fri 28 Sep 12

CoogarUK.com says...

PortlandWilliam wrote:
As there's always a queue in the Post Office, perhaps it could expand into the space vacated by Starbucks......
Maybe if (when?) Laura Ashley decides to quit the town then the Post Office could knock through to cater for the additional demand created by all the recent closures? ;)
[quote][p][bold]PortlandWilliam[/bold] wrote: As there's always a queue in the Post Office, perhaps it could expand into the space vacated by Starbucks......[/p][/quote]Maybe if (when?) Laura Ashley decides to quit the town then the Post Office could knock through to cater for the additional demand created by all the recent closures? ;) CoogarUK.com
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6:20pm Fri 28 Sep 12

marabout says...

TenBobDylanThomasHar
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wrote:
Agree with mrcommonsense...and how come no-one's blaming this on the incompetence of Weymouth Borough Council?
Yep - Thats it. All Weymouths fault.

I popped in to Starbucks this afternoon and have to say that the staff all seemed upbeat and were looking froward to the future. That is because there are a number of top name high street brands all queueing at the door waiting to take over that prime site in the centre of town.

Although it is sad to see a business leave this town, the good news is that there is that at least it wasn't a local trader and that the massive company of Starbucks can absorb the impact of losing this site. With £100m of investment taking place in Dorchester I as a young person am still looking forward to this town moving forward into the middle of the 21st Centurty and not looking behind us to a time long gone by
[quote][p][bold]TenBobDylanThomasHar dy[/bold] wrote: Agree with mrcommonsense...and how come no-one's blaming this on the incompetence of Weymouth Borough Council?[/p][/quote]Yep - Thats it. All Weymouths fault. I popped in to Starbucks this afternoon and have to say that the staff all seemed upbeat and were looking froward to the future. That is because there are a number of top name high street brands all queueing at the door waiting to take over that prime site in the centre of town. Although it is sad to see a business leave this town, the good news is that there is that at least it wasn't a local trader and that the massive company of Starbucks can absorb the impact of losing this site. With £100m of investment taking place in Dorchester I as a young person am still looking forward to this town moving forward into the middle of the 21st Centurty and not looking behind us to a time long gone by marabout
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7:37am Sat 29 Sep 12

Desk24 says...

Building and location, junction, not like a coffee house. It was quieter than sitting next to the electric generators on market day. There is room to move coffee house's further from main streets.
Building and location, junction, not like a coffee house. It was quieter than sitting next to the electric generators on market day. There is room to move coffee house's further from main streets. Desk24
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2:01pm Wed 3 Oct 12

DucksQuack says...

The Dorchester Starbucks was always a bit grubby. When there are so many coffee shops it's the little things that make a difference.

It would be a good location for the tourist information office.
The Dorchester Starbucks was always a bit grubby. When there are so many coffee shops it's the little things that make a difference. It would be a good location for the tourist information office. DucksQuack
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