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orange

Lidl Casualty?
« on: March 30, 2010 »
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  • Does anyone think that the DIA Supermarket closing is connected.

    It stands a chance.
    « Last Edit: March 30, 2010 by orange »

    Sweeney Todd

    Re: Lidl Casualty?
    « Reply #1 on: March 30, 2010 »
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  • DIA was one of the more expensive supermarkets and it does not surprise me that it has closed. I am afraid to say if more of the shops and restaurants do not respond to the present economic climate there will be more casualties.

    magsnmike

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    « Reply #2 on: April 01, 2010 »
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  • Shame Dia has gone, it sold the cheapest litre bottles of San Miguel!!!!!!!

    Offline cs

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    Re: Lidl Casualty?
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  • I'm really sorry to hear that Dia has closed although not surprised because when we were there last October they had closed the upstairs due to lack of business

    I didn't think it was expensive especially if you took advantage of the offers, for us it was really handy for water, the bread was good, the meat and fish were good and although some of the choices were a little limited, generally we could get everything we wanted there

    what has happend to the place?

    BILLY THE KID

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    « Reply #4 on: April 03, 2010 »
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  • Dia closing down has nothing to do with Lidl or lack of customers. The upstairs was closed because the landlord put up the rent and it was decided that it was too much to keep the upstairs and downstairs. Then last month, because everyone is feeling the credit crunch a little, they asked the landlord to lower the rent for a short period of time, until things pick up. After thinking about the landlord decided to put the rent UP again, so the owner decided to look for alternative premises.

    Just think of the amount of money in rent that the landlord has now lost for the Upstairs, Downstairs and 40 car garage Underneath.

    What a great businessman. Who to betting its will all be empty still in a couple of years time !!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Lidl Casualty?
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  • the landlord doesnt sound to need the money from any rental at all .... does he know there is a recession?

    but, dia certainly wasnt a 'good' supermarket. shame transito didnt take the building - great staff, decent food, deli counter, butchers..... dia was just too basic and didnt sell popular goods - butter, fresh milk, fresh much really.....

    will anyone take the supermarket off the landlords hands though....... its not exactly encouraging news for another supermarket chain to move in......


    orange

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    « Reply #6 on: April 03, 2010 »
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  • dia was just too basic and didnt sell popular goods - butter, fresh milk, fresh much really.....

    Did you ever go in this Supermarket?

    There was even a cafe/bar, take away food etc at one stage but closed due to lack of business?

    Part of the Carrefour Group and still expanding in Europe - this was not a tin pot operation.

    I find it difficult to believe the Lease and Rent had not been screwed down on price and tenure.

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    Re: Lidl Casualty?
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  • Billy the Kid

    Thanks for posting the reason that Dia closed, it's always good to get the truth behind the speculation and I was speculating when I said lack of business, I admit that was just what I surmised when the upsatirs was closed.

    Transito is more "tourist friendly" but in my opinion Dia was great, and Janey all the things you listed I've bought in Dia, perhaps not a "UK" brand but what does that matter

    I hope the place doesn't just stay empty, when will this recession end?

    poolepirate

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    « Reply #8 on: April 04, 2010 »
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  • Which one is the Dia Supermarket?

    Offline cs

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    Re: Lidl Casualty?
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  • Dia was the supermarket underneath Balcon de Los Gigantes

    Offline janey

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    Re: Lidl Casualty?
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  • i am surprised it closed with its close proximity to balcon de los gigantes.  but, it didnt stock all that transito did. it never had fresh milk, it didnt lend itself to the needs of its 'shopper'. 
    terrible shame.

    anyone know or heard if another chain will take it?  it potentially should be a very viable supermarket if it is ran well.  surrounded by apartments - san sofe, balcon, tamiamo,.............

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  • ..................
    anyone know or heard if another chain will take it?  it potentially should be a very viable supermarket if it is ran well.  surrounded by apartments - san sofe, balcon, tamiamo,.............


    But only if, by the sounds of it, the landlord(s) come to their senses - you have to shift a lot of pints of milk to make it pay......

    orange

    Re: Lidl Casualty?
    « Reply #12 on: May 09, 2010 »
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  • DIA closing has left a large void in that area.

    Whatever your view on the place.