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Report - La Tasca - Leicester - August 2014

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by RichPDG, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. RichPDG

    RichPDG 28DL Regular User
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    Hi everyone! I'm back again with another derp!

    Granby street used to be the main shopping street in Leicester but since then many businesses have either stopped trading or moved.The vacant shops bring the tone of the area down and put off shoppers. Recent companies to move out or close include Game Station, La Tasca restaurant, Blacks, Burger King, Cecil Jacobs and chilli whites, at least 16 shops and offices in Granby Street, Leicester, are empty. The closures come despite a revamp which saw £3 million invested by the city council in paving, road layout and cycle lanes and the filling in of the underpass near the railway station, but shoppers and visitors were unimpressed. The roads have improved but nothing was spent on improving shops or deal with the piles of rubbish in alleyways. After three years of disruption from the work, businesses were struggling and the once vibrant street was at a low.
    So weather La Tasca was hit by this low or was another victim of recession is unclear.

    Had a great few hours in here snapping away and happened to notice three massive vaults in one of the basements suggesting that this building may well have started off life as a bank of some description.

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    Thanks for looking! :thumb
     

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  2. The Wombat

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    Nice work lads
     
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    Nice, pristine. Aside from the empty bar shelves this place looks like it is still open!
     
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    Nicely done, good night exploring. :thumb
     
  5. wolvesmatt

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    its lovely to see sites on here that just look like have closed yesterday.. its as if its just frozen in time. wow.. good find
     
  6. nsdev

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    doesnt seem long ago since granby street was always busy and I was eating tapas in there!

    was probably 2005 ish
     
  7. RichPDG

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    Thanks for all the comments everyone. Sad to say that all of this has now been ripped out as it looks someone has taken over the premises :(
     
  8. Oort

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    Great report, is that the Ghostbusters building in the first shot?!?
     
  9. FaZy_UK

    FaZy_UK 28DL Regular User
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    I was going to say the same thing
     
  10. Arran82

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    only 20 mins from leicester, might have to do this one myself
     
  11. stranton

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    its sealed & in the process of been stripped
     
  12. Robbo

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    a great report there, may have to visit
     
  13. splodge

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    Yes, I went past it today took a quick look inside the open door to the downstairs part, and there were workmen in there, and it was just a shell.
     
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