The Stinger Report

Stinger Report looks at developing investment in entertainment

The Stinger Report: Entertainment: Developing Investment – Part 2 | #1065 Report Skinny In The Stinger Report #1065 – This issue covers in detail: . [BREAKING NEWS] Massive investment being made across the scene including some $100m in Rec Room and Virtuix raising over $14m along with other developments. 2. [TRENDING NEWS] Entertainment and cinema chains see new investment and lifelines to adapt to the new power struggles, with AMC and Hollywood Bowl seeing developments of their own. 3. [TRENDING NEWS] Mall-based entertainment also in upheaval with news regarding repurposing of…

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former Abbey Cinema Wavertree – photo Wikimedia Commons

Merseyside: Lidl proposed for former Wavertree cinema 

The supermarket chain plans to open a store on the site of the former Abbey Cinema on Church Road North, part of its £1.3bn nationwide expansion strategy. The 17,700 sq ft Lidl store would be constructed opposite the Picton roundabout in Wavertree, in the footprint of the cinema building that would be demolished under the retailer’s proposals.  “It is simply not economically viable to restore the building and retain it as a supermarket,” Lidl said.  “We understand that the proposed demolition of the building may be disappointing to some people, however, we will invigorate the site…

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Longfield Shopping Centre

Council eyes Prestwich for new development

Bury Council has started talks to buy Longfield Shopping Centre from Hollins Murray Group to progress the delivery of a mixed-use scheme in the town centre in partnership with Muse Developments. HMG is courting reduced offers for the retail complex, presenting Bury with the opportunity to take control of the centre and its long-awaited redevelopment into “a distinct, usable civic external space, which symbolises the centre of the neighbourhood”.A report to Bury Council’s cabinet states that it has received notification that HMG would be “willing to consider a reduced price”…

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