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Bring Mutley Plain to life.

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Message 1 - posted by U3508276 - alt id 4, Jul 21, 2007

One of the largest pubs has applied to open until 4am. Good idea. This busy street serving an afflent and also studenty concentrated residential area has been suffering from a lost identity since large numbers of varied and high quality shops were driven out of business by traffic levels lack of convenient parking and the invasion of charity shops and building societies.

There is a good mixture of licenced premises no public order or noise problems to speak of and a huge population available to support and spend in any attractive or useful business or attraction. Lets have the late opening bring the place to life 24/7 narrow the road and reintroduce on street parking and start to fill the many empty shops with relevant or fun businesses.
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Message 2 - posted by U2379384 - alt id 3, Jul 21, 2007

I agree with all this except keeping the Crown open till 4am. 2am would be better and after that anyone with energy left can move down town.
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Message 3 - posted by U2448401, Jul 21, 2007

Mutley needs a couple of good lively neighbourhood bistrot/restaurants. The Indian and the grill house are OK but you wouldn't want to go to either more than monthly.
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Message 4 - posted by U2426416 - alt id 6, Jul 21, 2007

Stopping the through traffic is a good idea. At busy times it would be quicker to walk. Its a pleasant area and it would make a good retail and relaxation zone. I believe that from Victorian times through to the early 70s that's just what it was.
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Message 5 - posted by U2379384 - alt id 3, Jul 21, 2007

Maybe pedestrianise it because most people who would use shops pubs restaurants would live within a few hundred metres. But I suspect some vehicular access and shortish term parking would be useful. Pity the bookshop recently closed.
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Message 6 - posted by U7209542 - alt id 7 (all banned), Jul 21, 2007

Yep, widen the pavements and get some tables and umbrellas.How about an open market or some street traders? At least at weekends. There might be more support for the farmers market on a revamped Mutley Plain than in Armada Way. I take the point about the sad closure of the bookshop. I think there might be a place for a few second hand bookstalls on the Plain especially with the nearby private school the posh area of Mannamead the BBC the students and the huge number of students well off pensioners etc.
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Message 7 - posted by U8915049, Jul 21, 2007

There's the Tory club but that may not be an asset.
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Message 8 - posted by U6196471 - alt id 5, Jul 21, 2007

i think we've been here before and i support resurrection and getting rid of the traffic. Late night boozing and wooping it up only affects those not abed asleep.
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