Duo put in bid for restaurant at former Papersmiths site

The plan has been lodged for the building formerly occupied by Papersmiths

The plan has been lodged for the building formerly occupied by Papersmiths

First published in News Basingstoke Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

AN EMPTY Basingstoke shop could soon be transformed into a restaurant and takeaway if plans are approved by the borough council.

Mr and Mrs Manmaunjan, from Thai Nakorn Limited, have applied to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to change the use of the former site of Papersmiths stationary shop, in Winchester Street. If approved, five full-time and three part-time employees are set to work in the restaurant and takeaway.

 

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1:18pm Sun 4 May 14

jmwturner says...

Really, haven't we got enough 'fast food' joints? It's a pity a more interesting variety of businesses Can't survive in the town. More than a pity, a sad indication of the state of the country!
Really, haven't we got enough 'fast food' joints? It's a pity a more interesting variety of businesses Can't survive in the town. More than a pity, a sad indication of the state of the country! jmwturner
  • Score: -1

1:39pm Sun 4 May 14

Marina Morris says...

Here's your chance then jmwturner ...
Here's your chance then jmwturner ... Marina Morris
  • Score: 11

2:21pm Sun 4 May 14

Hantssue says...

A sad indication of the state of Basingstoke more like.
A sad indication of the state of Basingstoke more like. Hantssue
  • Score: -8

9:36pm Mon 5 May 14

Honeybee123 says...

Great, much better than an empty shop and Thai food is gorgeous.
Great, much better than an empty shop and Thai food is gorgeous. Honeybee123
  • Score: 11

2:35pm Tue 6 May 14

Peter H. says...

Why is this a 'sad indication'?

What shop must it be to become a 'happy indication'?
Why is this a 'sad indication'? What shop must it be to become a 'happy indication'? Peter H.
  • Score: 9

4:06pm Tue 6 May 14

Opinions_opinions says...

Whilst any job creation is good, I wouldn't mind having a bet that the jobs that are created are all kept within the family and not given anyone else.

I hope I am wrong, but we'll see
Whilst any job creation is good, I wouldn't mind having a bet that the jobs that are created are all kept within the family and not given anyone else. I hope I am wrong, but we'll see Opinions_opinions
  • Score: -12

4:44pm Tue 6 May 14

Peter H. says...

Opinions_opinions wrote:
Whilst any job creation is good, I wouldn't mind having a bet that the jobs that are created are all kept within the family and not given anyone else.

I hope I am wrong, but we'll see
Unless they create food from thin air, pay no taxes or business rates, use no utilities, equipment or packaging then they are contributing to the local economy and creating/securing jobs.
[quote][p][bold]Opinions_opinions[/bold] wrote: Whilst any job creation is good, I wouldn't mind having a bet that the jobs that are created are all kept within the family and not given anyone else. I hope I am wrong, but we'll see[/p][/quote]Unless they create food from thin air, pay no taxes or business rates, use no utilities, equipment or packaging then they are contributing to the local economy and creating/securing jobs. Peter H.
  • Score: 21

6:08pm Tue 6 May 14

radders19 says...

Opinions_opinions wrote:
Whilst any job creation is good, I wouldn't mind having a bet that the jobs that are created are all kept within the family and not given anyone else.

I hope I am wrong, but we'll see
Does that matter? They are probably working somewhere else so will leave that role to start here, therefore creating jobs.
[quote][p][bold]Opinions_opinions[/bold] wrote: Whilst any job creation is good, I wouldn't mind having a bet that the jobs that are created are all kept within the family and not given anyone else. I hope I am wrong, but we'll see[/p][/quote]Does that matter? They are probably working somewhere else so will leave that role to start here, therefore creating jobs. radders19
  • Score: 11

8:12am Wed 7 May 14

JJ38JJ says...

Opinions_opinions wrote:
Whilst any job creation is good, I wouldn't mind having a bet that the jobs that are created are all kept within the family and not given anyone else.

I hope I am wrong, but we'll see
Nothing wrong with employing family members. It's been going on for centuries. In fact it used to be normal with owners of small businesses.
But I do see where you are coming from. I've often been in an Indian or Chinese takeaway and wondered at the demographic of the staff. Just an observation.
[quote][p][bold]Opinions_opinions[/bold] wrote: Whilst any job creation is good, I wouldn't mind having a bet that the jobs that are created are all kept within the family and not given anyone else. I hope I am wrong, but we'll see[/p][/quote]Nothing wrong with employing family members. It's been going on for centuries. In fact it used to be normal with owners of small businesses. But I do see where you are coming from. I've often been in an Indian or Chinese takeaway and wondered at the demographic of the staff. Just an observation. JJ38JJ
  • Score: -10

1:33pm Wed 7 May 14

jonone says...

JJ38JJ wrote:
Opinions_opinions wrote: Whilst any job creation is good, I wouldn't mind having a bet that the jobs that are created are all kept within the family and not given anyone else. I hope I am wrong, but we'll see
Nothing wrong with employing family members. It's been going on for centuries. In fact it used to be normal with owners of small businesses. But I do see where you are coming from. I've often been in an Indian or Chinese takeaway and wondered at the demographic of the staff. Just an observation.
What - Indian and Chinese restaurants run by Indians and Chinese?? When will the madness end???
[quote][p][bold]JJ38JJ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Opinions_opinions[/bold] wrote: Whilst any job creation is good, I wouldn't mind having a bet that the jobs that are created are all kept within the family and not given anyone else. I hope I am wrong, but we'll see[/p][/quote]Nothing wrong with employing family members. It's been going on for centuries. In fact it used to be normal with owners of small businesses. But I do see where you are coming from. I've often been in an Indian or Chinese takeaway and wondered at the demographic of the staff. Just an observation.[/p][/quote]What - Indian and Chinese restaurants run by Indians and Chinese?? When will the madness end??? jonone
  • Score: 5

2:35pm Wed 7 May 14

JJ38JJ says...

jonone wrote:
JJ38JJ wrote:
Opinions_opinions wrote: Whilst any job creation is good, I wouldn't mind having a bet that the jobs that are created are all kept within the family and not given anyone else. I hope I am wrong, but we'll see
Nothing wrong with employing family members. It's been going on for centuries. In fact it used to be normal with owners of small businesses. But I do see where you are coming from. I've often been in an Indian or Chinese takeaway and wondered at the demographic of the staff. Just an observation.
What - Indian and Chinese restaurants run by Indians and Chinese?? When will the madness end???
You could understand 'run by'. But it's statistically significant that they are 'staffed by'. I thought the odds of that happening in an equal opportunity society would be close to impossible.
[quote][p][bold]jonone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JJ38JJ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Opinions_opinions[/bold] wrote: Whilst any job creation is good, I wouldn't mind having a bet that the jobs that are created are all kept within the family and not given anyone else. I hope I am wrong, but we'll see[/p][/quote]Nothing wrong with employing family members. It's been going on for centuries. In fact it used to be normal with owners of small businesses. But I do see where you are coming from. I've often been in an Indian or Chinese takeaway and wondered at the demographic of the staff. Just an observation.[/p][/quote]What - Indian and Chinese restaurants run by Indians and Chinese?? When will the madness end???[/p][/quote]You could understand 'run by'. But it's statistically significant that they are 'staffed by'. I thought the odds of that happening in an equal opportunity society would be close to impossible. JJ38JJ
  • Score: -12

3:46pm Wed 7 May 14

Sam_Walker123456 says...

Peter H. wrote:
Why is this a 'sad indication'?

What shop must it be to become a 'happy indication'?
I'm with you on this one Peter.
I think it is a sad indication that anyone would carp about a job creating business opening in Basingstoke, especially at the top of town which the council is trying to revitalise. Filling an empty unit has got to be a benefit. I presume the owners have carried out market research, put together a business plan and expect their venture to succeed.
Many people, including myself, would like a greater variety of shops in Basingstoke, but if the sums don't add up then who is going to open them?
[quote][p][bold]Peter H.[/bold] wrote: Why is this a 'sad indication'? What shop must it be to become a 'happy indication'?[/p][/quote]I'm with you on this one Peter. I think it is a sad indication that anyone would carp about a job creating business opening in Basingstoke, especially at the top of town which the council is trying to revitalise. Filling an empty unit has got to be a benefit. I presume the owners have carried out market research, put together a business plan and expect their venture to succeed. Many people, including myself, would like a greater variety of shops in Basingstoke, but if the sums don't add up then who is going to open them? Sam_Walker123456
  • Score: 11

11:08pm Wed 7 May 14

Peter H. says...

Quite right Sam.

I’ve never heard of a Thai restaurant being called ‘a sad indication’ before.

Perhaps people want more Bookies, Payday loan shops or even Estate Agents.

Alternatively, they may prefer an independent, family run business…..no wait…….that can't be right.
Quite right Sam. I’ve never heard of a Thai restaurant being called ‘a sad indication’ before. Perhaps people want more Bookies, Payday loan shops or even Estate Agents. Alternatively, they may prefer an independent, family run business…..no wait…….that can't be right. Peter H.
  • Score: 10

11:17am Thu 8 May 14

Parkerjsmith says...

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Useful information shared..I am very happy to read this article..thanks for giving us nice info.Fantastic walk-through. I appreciate this post. Parkerjsmith
  • Score: -1

8:50am Fri 9 May 14

Upontheroof says...

I wish them the best of luck.
It can't be easy or cheap starting a business in a town centre. The rent and rates must be crippling. The car park charges don't encourage people to visit town. Although I'd of thought people prefer Thai meals in the evening and weekends, so doubt it will effect them much.

Out of an honest £1, I wonder how much they get to keep as profit? That's not just this place but other independent shops.
I wish them the best of luck. It can't be easy or cheap starting a business in a town centre. The rent and rates must be crippling. The car park charges don't encourage people to visit town. Although I'd of thought people prefer Thai meals in the evening and weekends, so doubt it will effect them much. Out of an honest £1, I wonder how much they get to keep as profit? That's not just this place but other independent shops. Upontheroof
  • Score: 2

6:27am Thu 15 May 14

Parkerjsmith says...

What happens if the government does not approve it? After all, they are job-destroyers rather than job-creators.

Nice food in Singapore
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ur-cuisine
What happens if the government does not approve it? After all, they are job-destroyers rather than job-creators. Nice food in Singapore http://www.blvd.sg/o ur-cuisine Parkerjsmith
  • Score: 0

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