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Quiggins Redevelopment
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Name:

toot

Town: liverpool
Comment:

Did you know that people in lacoste tracksuits are NOT allowed inside the Anfield stadium? THE STATISTICS SHOW THAT PEOPLE IN LACOSTE TRACKSUITS ARE TROUBLE MAKERS! Shouldn't the authorities concerntrate on combatting crime? I challenge you all to ask your parents about probe and if he/she was ever a 'hippy, mod, punk goth or oldschooler' scallies didn't exist before this more recent generation...Liverpool is a de-generate city.... yet what's to be done?


Name:

toot

Town: liverpool
Comment:

I've been shopping at Quigins and Probe etc since long before you hypocritical trouble makers knew that the places even existed. All 'goths' are the same? Wake up and smell the toxins-goths no longer exist...the last of the goths died out with the closure of hellraiser (a popular shop for merchandise in 'the palace'). Kim from Liverpool says that 'goths' look silly and all wear black clothing and accesories, what I have to say to you is meet us...try stopping a 'goth' in the street....keep an open mind and a friendly smile-I think you'll see otherwise. THE SHARING OF ONE PARTICULAR STYLE IS NOT THE SHARING OF INTELECT, PERSONALITY OR IN FACT IDENTITY! On a more personal note, in my eyes and the eyes of my friends...no two 'scallies' are the same as are no two 'goths' as are no two people- all that separates the masses is a shared resentment of change and misguidedly blaming other social groups. Save Quiggins, safe our culture, build some social bridges.


Name:

nikki s

Town: liverpool
Comment:

we luv quiggins!! pleaz dont close!! every1 luvs it, cant u c how many ppl hav had a good comment to say about it?


Name:

Coni

Town: Wirral
Comment:

I just wanted to say that i hav been goin 2 quiggins 4 as long as i can remember my mum used 2 take me 2 the brook cafe wen i was small & i now i go with my friends alot 2 shop 2 mess around & just 2 basically hav a bit of fun the fact that they r plannin 2 close it & knock it down almost appauls it wud b like a part of my history my life & basically me so u may hav ur jjb or storm & all we r askin 4 is that u keep our beloved quiggins open 4 me my mum my sister (who btw is a scal)my friends & evry1 who just wants 2 visit im ramblin a bit but this is important 2 me the nearest equivelant is in manchester & as i am energy efficient then y shud i go all the way ther wen thers quiggins Someone who thinks it matters xxxx


Name:

ShootTheCactus

Town: Liverpool
Comment:

SAVE QUIGGINS!
1. Quiggins is NOT just a Goth/mosher shop; there is only ONE proper shop in there which actually sells that gear.

2. Quiggins sells other things, including skater gear, punk gear, beads, tarot cards, jewels, glassware and others even your mother would like.

3. Getting rid of Quiggins for ANOTHER 'priss' shop in town? Or perhaps we need another Nike store? I think not.

4. 'Fashion?' Goths and moshers follow trends as much as priss's do.

5. I'm not a goth/mosher, and I'm as pink as they come, but I still love Quiggins, it's unique. Besides, there are more old women in that shop than Goths! I only saw 2 Goths there, and I’ve been to Quiggins loads of times!

6. Do you notice that the only ones that are against Quiggins are illiterate and use 'u' and 'r' in their sentences? Funny that.


Name:

kiwi S.E

Town: Birkenhead
Comment:

HI THIS IS KIWI SE ON THE PAGE AGAIN, MY SISTER HAS ALSO JIONED THE HAVE YOUR SAY PAGE, LOOK FOR HER ON HERE HER NAME IS ACE AND SHE IS FROM BIRKENHEAD, ANYWAY IAM IF THEY ARE SHUTING QUIGGINS DOWN, IAM THREATENING MYSELF BY CHAINING MYSELF TO THE BUILDING(I MITE OR MITE NOT BE, MOST OF MY REALY MOSHA FRIEND SAY THEY MITE) KIWI SE REPORTING OUT.


Name:

Ace

Town: Birkenhead
Comment:

IAM KIWI S.Es SISTER AND IAM A MOSHA ASWELL, QUIGGINS IS A PART OF MY LIFE, AND IF THEY SHUT IT DOWN WE WILL HAVE NO WERE TO GET AWAY FROM THE DREADED SCALLYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name:

zido

Town: liverpool
Comment:

goths r "individual" they try so hard to look "individual" that they all look the same, so all the "individual" goths in liverpool are just thick. Goths can say that anyone who wears a la coste trackie is a scally well its just our way of being "Unique" and Quiggins is a health and safty Bio-Hazard, if you've ever been in the place, you'll understand that it stinks and anyone who is in there more then 30 seconds could die from in hailing the toxic gases. So knock the place down and make it a car park, it would look more pleasant then the building with the green toxines seeping out the entrance to that place known as "Quiggins"


Name:

Eddie V

Town: st helens
Comment:

Keep it open. I find it hypocritical to be trying to push for Cultural Capital, and in doing so, closing down one of the few places in the city that actually breathes some culture into an otherwise uncultured place. Wake up and smell reality. Close Quiggins, dramatically reduce chance of becoming cultural capital.


Name:

jay

Town: wirral
Comment:

i have been reading through the various arguements on this site an i have a number of things to say, firstly to jack mehoff from liverpool you say that scallies have had a better up bringing than moshers and goths when how come on the news and in newspapers you see pictures of all these young people of about 13 - 19 smashing cars taking drugs and fighting in the street they all wear their lacoste tracksuits, to me it sounds like you don't know what you are talking about! sure you get your dance music from them but you get the classics like the beatles who would probably support quiggins, how can you say that they have had a better up bringing then moshers or goths because the dont and if you want any evidence take a walk around birkenhead in the residential area and you will see what i am talking about. seccondly i would like to say that there is no point in changing quiggins, it's a unique shop for unique and individual people who don't go with the crowd and just want to have fun and it's out the way so you dont really have to go through it if you dont want to, i dont personaly see why it needs changing. finally just dont change quiggins because i personally thing that it adds to the culture of liverpool. save quiggins, save our culture.


Name:

sam holden

Town: birkenhead
Comment:

keep quiggens alive it proves we are a widly differnt cultured enviroment its not just us moshers that cause trouble it is the trendies to plus quiggins sells other wicked stuff to keep the culture alive dont close quiggins


Name:

GORDON

Town: CROSBY
Comment:

QUIGGINS IS A GOLDEN OLDY OF LIVERPOOL AND SHOULD NOT GO IT HAS HELPED ME OUT MANY A TIME ESPECIALLY FOR SHOW COSTUMES OR FOR FANCY DRESS


Name:

kim

Town: liverpool
Comment:

hey i just wanna say goths n moshers wanna b individuals, but ur in a group called goths , like we r scallies or woteva ! u all look a like u all dress in blak and wear black nail varnish n make up n all dat crap so u cant say u know anything about individualism, goths dont bother me but wen they say all scalls r alike n all goths r different well then they need 2 look at each other n say " we look like twins !"


Name:

kim

Town: liverpool
Comment:

ive only been to quiggins a few times, im only 15 and im not really into it but its an alrite place ive never bought nothin but its gud 2 look at n its old, but like most old things they die ! so get rid of it and move on 2 bigger n betta things ! woo luv kim xxxx


Name:

Ned

Town: Wirral
Comment:

Save Quiggins its the only place us normal people can escape this scally ridden place!!!!!!!!!!! Save quiggins!!!!!!!!!!1


Name:

Kiwi S.E

Town: Birkenhead
Comment:

IAM A MOSHA, AND I THINK QUIGGINS SHOULD STAY, I BUY ALL MY STUFF THERE, AND HANG ABOUT THERE WITH ALL MY MATES!!! i DON'T THINK IT SHOULD BE KNOCKED DOWN AND TURNED INTO JJB (ROTTEN SCALLY SHOP BOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!)


Name:

richard

Town: liverpool
Comment:

went to quiggins for the first time today! its Amazing dont close it donw please..........


Name:

phil

Town: liverpool
Comment:

quiggins is part of my life and it is a landmark for liverpool. dont u even think about it


Name:

Nicola

Town: Coventry
Comment:

I'm not from Liverpool but I go there a lot because half my family life there. I've only recently found out about quiggins and it's amazing. It has to be one of the best places I have seen where you can get such a wide variety of clothing. I can't believe it's under threat. Liverpool has loads of normal shops, keep Quiggins just as it is.


Name:

Sarah

Town: Liverpool
Comment:

Quiggins is part of our city and should not be shut down!Thats our culture!


Name:

ike

Town: Liverpool
Comment:

don't be such slags >:(


Name:

Sarah Read

Town: Liverpool
Comment:

Quiggins is part of our city and should not be shut down!Thats our coulture! Come on everyone knows Quiggins is great and has some Wacky stuff!


Name:

Tinkerbell Schminkerbell

Town: wallasey
Comment:

id like to write back about the comment that paul from "the pool" said. I found it extremely rude saying that "scallies" had a better upbringing than "moshers/goths etc" that is so wrong, if that was so right why are most scallies narrow minded as hell and always seem to bring us down for our individuality?. Yeah your lacoste tracksuits may cost more than us but we try and make ourselves look as individual as possible and i think we do pay quite a lot for us to look that. I mean a pair of new rocks cost as much as those pathetic tracksuits you were and our tops our reasonably expensive, hair extensions, shoes when you add up the cost of the two different categories you'd probably come up to about the same price. We have to many modern shops so leave Quiggins be!


Name:

Martin

Town: Liverpool
Comment:

"Yawn"! yet another attempt at 'improving' Liverpool I call it the 21st Century MacDonaldisation of everything. If current redevelopments are anything to go by (That includes that appalling 4th Grace effort) I wouldn't bother. Whilst Quiggins needs a bit of tarting up, its one of the few distinctive places left that either the Jerries, the Town planners or Derek Hatton (remember Clayton square?)hasn't yet flattened. This wouldn't have been proposed 15 years ago when the land it stands on was practically worthless. It's only because of the scrabble to get higher rents, building land or properties in prestigious places that this is proposed now. Remember there are 50000 boarded up or derelict properties in liverpool. I think that the city has enough modern scars on it without making another shopping 'experience' (if that's what it is). It's just more of then same bland Mall's that were built where there were buildings which these days, would have been listed.


Name:

Andy

Town: Liverpool
Comment:

A veritable institution, I personally have been visitng Quiggins for the past 16 years. Now 33, and having lost my Morrissey hairdo some time ago, I still consider it to be an eclectic place to shop. It would be sadly missed should it close.


Name:

Ian Cartledge

Town: Liverpool
Comment:

Personally, i think Oscar Wilde would turn in his grave if he knew that one of his quotes was being used in such a pointless debate!


Name:

Leah

Town: Liverpool
Comment:

WE R TRYIN 4 CAPITAL OF CULTURE AN U R GETTIN RID OF SUCH A BOSS PLACE WITH LOADS OF YOUTH CULTURE IN IT, U SHOULD BE ASHAMED MY MAYOR!!!!!!


Name:

Leah

Town: Liverpool
Comment:

Right lets get this straight am not a mosher or a goth but i love goin 2 Quiggens it is so origional an you won't find a shop like it in the world like it! It's one of the only places that the non Lacose trackie poeple can co so DONT TAKE IT AWAY FROM US!!!!!


Name:

Kate

Town: Warrington
Comment:

I've not actually been there, but it sounds just like Affleck's, and they're not under as much threat and are much bigger!


Name:

Alyssa

Town: Liverpool
Comment:

Quiggins rocks! And I aint just sayin' that cos I'm a sk8boarder either. Moshers, sk8ers, goths ect all get weird looks when we just walk down the road and people think were gonna hurt them and were freaks, but were NOT! Quiggins was the only place we could go and not be given weird looks. But now I heard it's officialy being relocated, so in this huge mall place people will skit us and we havent done anythink, so I don't see why we should have to put up with close minded s**** and b abused just to please others it aint FAIR!!


Name:

Sheila

Town: Widnes
Comment:

Quiggins is quaint and quirky,That, I suppose is just another way of saying it's full of character but isn't this what we want? I am certainly all for modernisation and rebuilding, Liverpool has been there before ie St Johns market etc.Gradually areas of character resurface and become part of the heart of the city only to find themselves bulldozed to make way for the next phase of building or whatever. Quiggins should be incorporated into any new scheme, it just takes a little thought!!!!


Name:

Carl

Town: Formby
Comment:

Quiggins is retail as art; the corporates are retail as science.


Name:

Taylor

Town: Liverpool
Comment:

quiggins should not be closed down as it is a selective "shop" for the minority of liverpool's residents. People of all ages visit it and I personally would miss it if it was replaced (with a bargin booze...yeah like we don't have enough of those)


Name:

Amy

Town: Liverpool
Comment:

Quiggins is fine where it is, it is set up great inside. It would be mad to move it elsewhere. There are enough commercial shops around, but there arent many alternative ones, in fact the only place thats a bit "different" is the palace, but it's not as alternative as quiggins. Don't sell us out, leave quiggins were it is, the way it looks to me is that the counsil don't like "moshers" etc and are trying to move us out, like we're a bad image or something! I personally think that the scalls bring the city down and something should be done about them!


Name:

Richard

Town: Rock Ferry
Comment:

now to start, im not a mosher or a goth, but i love going to quiggins! i have been many places and have never come across such a place, it is out the way, there is hardly ever any trouble, and is a good tourist attraction. SO WHY CLOSE IT DOWN? these people who are in favour of closing it down, have you ever been there without a biased point of view? do you dislike moshers or goths? try seeing and speaking to then in a non-biased point of view, they are some of the nicest people you could ever meet, forget the eecentric clothes. So please, for everyones sake: please dont shut quiggins, otherwise where will we all go? :-( And to all the s*** stirring scallies, u hav ur places to go, we need ours, quiggins isnt just a shop, it is a way of life.


Name:

Rosy

Town: Liverpool
Comment:

Quiggins should not close down at all!!! It's the only place you can buy clothes that are different, and its a laugh too, why close it?


Name:

Jonathon

Town: Bebington, Wirral
Comment:

What happened to the people of this city? I am somebody that regularly shops at Quiggins and feel that the shop is indicative of a sub-culture of metal heads, punkers, hippies, bikers, mods (many of whom are students from outside the city) that exists in LIVERPOOL of which i am happily a part. I can understand why many of the people who have posted things such as "moshers are wierd", "Quiggins stinks" say such things.

People such as this say these things because they are not part of the same scene, in fact they're not part of any scene, and thats were the problem lies. People make these comments becuase they feel very rejected by this sub-culture. They feel like they are missing out. And the only way to get people like us to notice them is to shout abuse. Oscar Wilde said : "There is only one thing worse than being talked about, and that's not being talked about." Many of these people just can't handle the fact that they are just of no importance to us. You need to do some serious growing up!

Unfortunately, however,! you need this sub-culture more than we need you, becuse truth be told if it wasn't for this group of people the city would be allowed to stagnate and decay due to lack of thoroughfare like it did in the 1980's. As soon as all these people begin to realise how aggressive the people of the city are towards this group of people the students will stop coming all together. Sadly,in time, Quiggins may go, then the KRAZY HOUSE, then the PALACE, the MASQUE etc but not to worry you'll be left with a nice indivdual and cultured Debenhams! woo hoo! rock and roll!


Name:

Jonathon

Town: Bebington, Wirral
Comment:

Lets clear a few things up. LIVERPOOL does not need a new shopping mecca to provide LOW WAGE employment. LIVERPOOL needs stable industries in which men and woman can do a fair days work for a fair days wage.LIVERPOOL needs new high quality housing. LIVERPOOL needs new hospitals. LIVERPOOL needs its streets cleaned. LIVERPOOL needs greater police presence and better schools. AND NEW SHOPS WON'T GIVE YOU ANY OF THIS!

A shiny new complex will give the false impression that LIVERPOOL is a thriving area which it cleary is not. If the city wants to be able to attract outside investment and compete with other cities (chiefly, MANCHESTER) it needs to look at a different route. Currenty, the councillors of LIVERPOOL seem to believe in the the Western misconception that slick bars & clubs, overpriced sporting events, and strip joints are what culture actually is. Well if those things are the culture of LIVERPOOL then the people of this city have a lot to answer for.When was the last time you visited the library? Went to the museum or walked round the Tate or Walker.

Has a once proud city of Dockers and skilled workmen been reduced to this? Replaced by the spineless, artificially tanned, losers who exhibit all the veneer of wealth whilst at the same time earning just above the minimum wage lazing around shops like QUEST, RICCI etc. Lesson No. 1 : THE PEOPLE YOU ARE WORKING FOR ARE MAKING THE MONEY, NOT YOU! YOU WORK SIX DAYS A WEEK TO BUY A PAUL & SHARK JUMPER FROM THE SHOP THAT YOU WORK IN!!! WAKE UP!


Name:

Jack Méhoff

Town: Liverpool
Comment:

Ive been reading alot of these coments. I aint no scally, I aint no goth or what else they are called, ive been there a few times. I agree it should be knocked down and turned into a state of the art shopping complex. And all these kids saying i hate them dirty rotten scallys you need to grow up, its not their fault they had a better upbringing than you and can afford these £150 tracksuits. If they chose to wear them so be it. And who are you to judge scally, just because they have a tracksuit. They make liverpool what it is, great music a real scouse acent and great to get on with. Eveytime i try to talk to a so called goth they look at you like your about the punch them in the face and steel their money Get real Stop the rot knock it down we need moden shops


Name:

paul

Town: the pool
Comment:

just dont do it!


Name:

Mark

Town: Crosby
Comment:

Mo, I'm not a goth, hippy or shellsuit wearing scouser, but how can anybody take your pathetic comments seriously when you can't even write properly??? This is a talk forum not a text message!


Name:

stan

Town: liverpool
Comment:

you know that hat james dean bradfield is wearing on the cd case of the holy bible album by the manic st preachers, well, do you think i would be able to buy one like that in quiggins?


Name:

Jill

Town: Bournemouth
Comment:

I visited quiggins for the first time this year, never knew it was there, It is a trip down memory lane and the setting and location of the building make it olde worldie, a great place and it should be a museum, definatley a tourist attraction and could bring revenue to the city, LET IT BE.


Name:

Matt

Town: Wirral
Comment:

Why get rid of quiggins? its the coolest most underrated store in liverpool. simple.


Name:

Gary

Town: Walton, Liverpool
Comment:

Since moving to the city last year, Quiggins has become one of my favourite places to shop. I find it an absolute travesty that Liverpool City Council could even consider shutting such a diverse place down.


Name:

anita

Town: birkenhead
Comment:

quiggins is really different, a tourist attraction even,why change it.It's Fame has spread even to Spain where I live...


Name:

Mo

Town: Liverpool
Comment:

i think that quiggins shudnt be closed down but 2 be honest wiv ya all a few ppl writin comments isn guna change nefink, all the moshers n hippies are evil their anyway they all giv evils 2 anyone whose wearin a trakie now dats sad!


Name:

resident ninja

Town: Anfield, Grenada
Comment:

This message board is AWESOME. I think they should close Quiggins down. Maybe a "modern" coffee shop could be built in place. We need somewhere for the more opinionated folk in the area with lack of acknoledgement for or acceptance of the other surrounding cultures amongst the community. Oh, wait, that was Quiggins. All in favour of a new Booze Buster .


Name:

Claire (again)

Town: Liverpool
Comment:

Dis is 2 Danny Savo-Why have u got a problem with goths they're r exactly like u on the inside but just a bit diffrent on the outside, its not like they've done anythin 2 u so just think b4 u type.


Name: Andrea Owens
Town: Liverpool
Comment:
Taking Quiggins away is not helping us achieve our Capital of Culture Bid where else can our Artists, Poets, Writers, Film makers, students go. They do not want to go into the norm large shopping centres of which we already have many.

Name: Claire
Town: Liverpool
Comment:
Quiggins rocks! Its great for shopping from clothes to piercings, i love shopping there, but if they're gonna close it, why don't they move it somewhere else?

Name: John
Town: Bebbington
Comment:
There is no where else in Liverpool so eclectic, different, relaxed and unique. The cafe is just the best place to chill

Name: Big Bad John
Town: Cardiff
Comment:
So let me get this straight: according to the proposed plans (see the link above), Quiggins will be closed and all the shops moved to a new area. The facade of Quiggins will be kept but NEW shops built behind it. Eh? Why not leave Quiggins alone and put the new shops where all the Quiggins shops would have been relocated to? Surely that would save a lot of hassle and grief, and allow the unique atmosphere that is Quiggins to remain. How can a city that is bidding to be a capital of culture destroy something so unique and replace it with soulless shopping centres? Cardiff has some beautiful Victorian covered arcades, with a wonderful atmosphere. The nearest Liverpool comes is with Quiggins. Don't destroy it.

Name: Hebble
Town: Liverpool
Comment:
Fair enough that Quiggins is not for everyone... it's perfectly understandable. But it means something to me. It's a place to go which does things a little bit differently and offers a change from the norm. The council don't know what they're talking about. If they talked to some of the people who actually go to Quiggins they would realise that we don't want a nice new state of the art building... we like Quiggins how it is... and where it is as well. Different people like different things and there is a population in Liverpool and surrounding areas which needs quiggins, and needs the things that it sells. It's not just about a building and material things, its about principles and standing up for what we think is right... don't knock quiggins down, there are a lot of people who need it.

Name: Jon
Town: New York
Comment:
I believe that if it fits in with the developers' plans, Quiggins should be kept as close to how it is as possible. However, if not, the area which is being developed will serve only to boost the appeal, the economy and the infrastructure of Liverpool. The City is being offered a much needed multi-million pound facelift by a major property developer. Times change, so will everybody please look forward and move on!

Name: Carol
Town: Crosby
Comment:
YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU GOT 'TILL IT'S GONE!! Liverpool is still so full of charactor and culture and we stand a good chance of winning City of Culture. Why then are we losing Quiggins? Let's hope we don't become another faceless 'chain store' city like most of the rest of the country.

Name: alex & sophie
Town: Wallasey
Comment:
Quiggins is great because it has everything you need and where else are smelly moshas supposed to go to buy baggy pants!

Name: Danny Savo
Town: Liverpool
Comment:
I hate goths why did god put them on this earth bitch !!!

Name: helen
Town: bebington
Comment:
I think Quiggs should stay coz its part of liverpool's culture.I aint a mosha/goth etc but i kno ppl who are n they love shoppin there 4 da latest clothes etc.People who have never bin in quiggs should.da atmosphere is gr8 like stairways/crazy house and every1 is friendly and they arent causing trouble like some scallies do so y close it down!

Name: C. Mitchell
Town: Crosby
Comment:
Liverpool has plenty of existing "arcade" type shopping areas. The special atmosphere and type of businesses will be lost if the plans go ahead. Where is the alternative going to be? We all consider the experience of shopping in Quiggins to be a good one, even my husband who hates shopping. Isn't there a way to compromise, to update the premises but maintain the market street like way of shopping?

Name: ell
Town: liverpool
Comment:
so ur calling everyone who wears trackies scallies. Get a life its people who r scallies not the clothes. i'd rather wear my lacoste than the depressing american wannabe clothes so ur the real copycats

Name: Jen
Town: Liverpool
Comment:
Quiggins is great dont get me wrong, ive shopped there for years but we need to get our priorities right here-its just a shop, it can be moved surely? Major changes need to be made in this city if were expecting to have any chance of wining the capital of culture. Liverpool needs to expand,and with this new shopping complex sooo many new jobs will be created,it will make liverpool more attractive to tourists and more money would be spent on the area. You only need to look at citys like manchester, cardiff, and newcastle even to see that were miles behind here!

Name: john grimble
Town: wallasey
Comment:
quiggins is so cool, its the only place that we young people can go to shop for clothes and hang with our mates save it! we love it.

Name: Martin Barkley
Town: Liverpool
Comment:
It should stay, I always shop there and don't know what I'll do when it goes.

Name: eddie stewart
Town: Liverpool
Email: bestestew@livjm.ac.uk
Comment:
LEAVE IT ALONE! IT`S WHERE I BY ALL MY BONGS, PIPES & SKINS AND STUFF FROM, IT`S A BRILLIANT PLACE!

Name: Mike W
Town: Liverpool
Comment:
Liverpool - City of abused culture 2003! Can't Liverpool be true to its self? It's a great old ex-industrial town so our "culture" is always going to involve the re- use of warehouses etc, but why does this have to mean clinical office blocks or faceless city flats? Can the council not see that it is these structures which add to the decay of the Edwardian/Victorian outskirts by drawing people frome these once beautiful RESIDENTIAL areas. Keep Quigins - it is a shop in a shopping centre (with a heritage forming). Lets keep it that way!!. There is enough places in liverpool for the mass media brainwashed proleterian. P.S. To ERIN - Have you ever read Brave New World? Enjoy your designer clothes shops. .

Name: Rachel Naylor
Town: Neston (Aber Uni)
Email: iluvdisco2001@yahoo.co.uk
Comment:
It would be a real shame to close quiggins. All the people who are commenting on the "goths" and "hippies" that hang around there obviously are a little narrowminded. Quiggins is about offering a variety of services and an experience. Besides, all you lacoste wearing scallys can get a tatoo there!!! lol. Only kidding, but quiggins is an important a part of liverpool as the cavern club, or cream. it would be really sad to lose it.

Name: Thomas Braithwaite
Town: Liverpool
Comment:
All the people that say that only GOTHS and MOSHERS go there maybe right... but face it they are no freaks or weirdoz. SKALLEEEEEEEEZ are the ones who are the freaks. they have no taste what-so-ever walking around in there stupid lacoste and nike copy-cat-clothes. you can't say that Quiggins is a bad shop. .

Name: Cllr. Kiron Reid, Lib Dem
Town: Liverpool, councillor for Anfield
Comment:
Quiggins adds much needed and popular diversity and the owner has been made several very good offers to be a part of the a redevelopment that will massively and importantly expand and revitalise the shopping available in Liverpool. City councillors from my Party fully support a deal being made and all benefiting. Can't blame the owner for holding out for more money but one building and owner can't risk the city losing it's best chance of massive investment in the shopping centre in several decades.

Name: alec mables
Town: wirral
Comment:
youv got to save because i left 2p in there and cant find it so if u knock it down u owe me 2p

Name: Mark
Town: Crosby
Comment:
Well said Joseph. At least somebody else on this forum sees things logically!

Name: Martin Barkley
Town: Huyton
Comment:
It should stay, I always shop there and don't know what I'll do when it goes. We will be losing some of our heritage

Name: Joseph Boyle
Town: Liverpool
Comment:
Liverpool is sitting on £750m of investment, 2000 construction jobs, winning back shoppers who are going to Chester, Manc and Warrington.. Come on Quiggins! get real and see the bigger picture, move on up to GHL's old building, create jobs, earn money and let's stop this endless cycle of investors seeing us as whingeing scousers.

Name: Shelby
Town: Alberta, Canada
Comment:
My family and I visited Liverpool this summer and Quiggins was the best thing for me about being there. I just loved the neat things you could find in that place. We haven't got anything like that here- well, nothing as big as that and all in the same center. Leave it alone!

Name: matt
Town: liverpool
Comment:
Quiggins aint full of Hippies! I aint no Hippy and I have shopped there for years. If people wernt so blinkered maybe they'd see quiggins for what it is. I'd dearly like to see quiggins left alone but i can't see it. The Lomax went and Quiggins will do too! :D But what the hell! nothing lives forever! :D its called progress and we have to accept it.

Name: Jean
Town: Maghull
Comment:
Haven't been there before but after reading many of the comments will definitely go now. I obviously have been missing something different. Alot of the shops in the city centre are so normal and run of the mill - can't think of any that are so different that no other city centre has one and the new development doesn't look any different. Sooooo boring!!!

Name: Maggie May
Town: Liverpool
Email: e11es@yahoo.com
Comment:
Leave Quiggins alone. It's full of interesting stores and... It works! Years ago Albert Dock was also full of little interesting stores. What happened to them? Leave Quiggins alone.

Name: Mike
Town: Moreton
Email: dead_goat13@hotmail.com
Comment:
Quggins rules! closing it down would change the soul and spirit of liverpool, the weeky trips to liverpool woundnt be the same. quggins is not just a shop for "moshers" to buy clothes and other items, there are a wide range of ppl in there buying alkinds of random stuff. But if qugg's must be closed at least it'll still be in liverpool with a bigger location but it still wont be the same in anyway!

Name: lynjita
Town: skem
Comment:
I totaly agree with fat al from scumchester this place is way past its sell by date it rocked in the 90 s but now as fat al said all it consists of is a load of tatty stalls and the people that shop there are so narrow minded that they cant see that is a good thing for liverpool to be redeveloped because lets face it quggins isnt the only tatty shop in the area that is liverpool, bring on the dynamite!!!!! BOOM

Name: lynjita
Town: skem
Comment:
I totaly agree with fat al from scumchester this place is way past its sell by date it rocked in the 90 s but now as fat al said all it consists of is a load of tatty stalls and the people that shop there are so narrow minded that they cant see that is a good thing for liverpool to be redeveloped because lets face it quggins isnt the only tatty shop in the area that is liverpool, bring on the dynamite!!!!! BOOM

Name: CC
Town: Liverpool
Comment:
Close it down, Liverpool needs designer shops, out with Quiggins, in with Burberry and Selfridges I say!

Name: Erin
Town: liverpool
Comment:
Liverpool has been posted in the recent years as a cultural city, and more recently has been nominated for the prestigious award of "capital of culture". As many people may or may not know we are also sistered with newyork. The essence of liverpool comes from it`s abilty to provide a wide range of customers with a variety of shops and outlets that cater to there diffrent tastes and needs. Quiggins, while being alternative and at most a little "different" in some eyes is an integral part of city life, it adds to the character of our city and has been around for years. While i think change is a valuable part of any city (hence the 4th grace on the liverpool sky line) i think that a business and certainly an institution such as quiggens should be here to stay for a long time.

Name: Leon
Town: St.Helens
Comment:
Some of the comments on here are quite rediculous.Here we are bidding for Liverpool as a city of culture when developers are planning to axe a huge element of that cultural diversity in the city.All of those people who have made comments about 'soap dodgers' and 'hippies' you ought to be ashamed of yourselves,such narrow-minded and ungrateful views aren't the way forward for a "Capital of Culture".Lets come together on this one.And as for the re-development of the city centres retail facilities?Has no-one brought up the Chavasse Park development yet?Has that no bearing on increasing retail?Hands of Quiggins... From a student planner

Name: Vikki
Town: ormskirk
Comment:
The reason why I came to university in the Merseyside area is because of the diverse nature of Liverpool and the surrounding area. Quiggins adds to the culture of Liverpool and at this very moment isn’t Liverpool biding to be cultural city of the year? Well removing the alterative culture of the city that Quiggins provides turns Liverpool in to a normal run of the mill English city! It’s the best shop in Liverpool to buy clothes and funky objects not available anywhere else in the northwest area! The Liverpool palace is already for sale! If Liverpool council really want to put the knife in close Krazy house as well then they can have there zombie filled businessman city that they seem to want! With trendy coffee houses and swanky shopping centres. Liverpool as a city is supposed to be embracing the student population but in this move they are alienating the student culture that bring the money to the Liverpool shopping area they want to develop!

Name: Fat Al
Town: BEAUTIFUL MANCHESTER
Comment:
I think it would be a great benefit to the planet if they just blew quiggins up, it is full to the roof with tacky, cheap tat and scruffy soap dodging tree huggers with nothing better to do with there days than braid each others hair and smoke. good bye quiggins!!!!!!!!

Name: Stephen
Town: liverpool
Comment:
Close quiggins, it a load of rubbish

Name: Paul
Town: crosby
Comment:
Short sighted morons! £750 m development comes to town and what do the locals say? "This is a conspiracy by the enemy - an assault by the establishment on the unemployed classes - they are spending a billion pounds out of spite just so they can close down "our" tatty stalls" Pathetic. In the willingness to see this as an attack on "our" crap-hole, you fail to see the real reason to save Quiggins. The stall holders can and will regroup elsewhere, probably in the G H LEE building. Perhaps they could do it as a co-operative. But wait - that would mean that the landlords of Quiggins would no longer be able to collect their fat rents!! Are you sure this campaign is about keeping stalls in a derelict building? Dont call the campaign "Save Quiggins", call it "Save our cash cow" for that is what it is about - the Quiggins landlord's God-given right to collect rent on a squalid site with poor facilities - at the expense of the poor stallholders trying to scrape a living. Wake up and smell the coffee!

Name: Rose
Town: Southport
Comment:
The facts are plain to see, just leave the place alone.

Name: Tinkerbell Schminkerbell
Town: Wallasey
Comment:
it is a disgrace that people are suggesting that Quiggins needs redevelopment. It is a wonderful shop were you can buy the most unique. amazing things......And to the person who said that Quiggins gives Liverpool a bad name.....you are just wrong......so wrong......people from all over the country come to Liverpool to visit Quiggins.....i cant say that in brochures it recommends you to go to such places as 'topshop' and 'jjb' etc.... Quiggins has so much life and is the only nearest shop that i will purchase things from. A great feeling of loss and depression will spread upon the city if you take away one thing that makes Liverpool stand out. QUIGGINS=CULTURE and INDIVUALITY NO QUIGGINS= LOST LIFE....... need i say more...............

Name: Sammy *T*
Town:

St Helens

Comment:
Dont close quiggs. Its the best place ever and the ppl are so friendly, so it may be a bit tatty.... that doesnt mean it needs shuttin down.

Name: Peter
Town:

Bootle

Comment:
well here we go again promise of a better city to live in.shop in. but at what cost the bulk of constuction workers will be form other parts of the country. maybe the shop,owners who trade there are but at the momentliverpool as got a gem in quiggins.the paris fleamarkets are a poor second to it . loads of memories of a place just like at the back of stanley street ,around 1977. i now take my daughters to quiggins thankgod they have chance to be different in there dress sense and hold an unbais veiw of others.

Name: Mark
Town:

Crosby

Comment:
AT LAST! The developers have got their own way, and that eyesore building that you're all so passionate about looks like it will go! Good! Liverpool may stand a chance then of becoming mildly attractive to other people apart from shallow scousers. At the moment, the 4th largest city is ranked 16th in the UK for shopping. Not very impressive for such an apparently wonderful city is it? With this investment into Liverpool, it might spark more, much needed regeneration. Harvey Nicks are set to sign up too, although they don't sell shellsuits so it probably won't do well here, but at least it will look like this is an up and coming city. All we need now is for Liverpool people to learn how to look after this city, instead of turning it into the rubbish strewn dump it has become. Well done to the council. Just got to concentrate on the rest of Liverpool now!

Name: jane AKA matty!!
Town:

bev

Email:

coolstuff@kula-roba.com

Comment:
No way !!!! They can't close the best shop in the whole of the northwest and east of the country!!! I have watched that place grow and flurish and it would be a devistation of liverpool to see it go. There are companies in the northeast opening up clothes shops like this and people are coming in there droves and not 1 of them is a patch on Quiggins. Silly people dont know a good thing when they've got it. There will be alot of lost money and sad face if they close Quiggins down :-((((((

Name: Michael
Town:

St Helens

Comment:
Quiggins is mentioned in the Easy Jet brochure. The reason is simple, visitors from Europe, including Paris Amstersdam and Milan enjoy and expect these quirky parts of cities. Don't turn the city into something more bland and more designed. City visitors and city people like what authentic cities bring.

Name: Paul
Town:

Liverpool

Comment:
This comments page alone is a good enough reason to keep Quiggins... the ignorant, small-minded people, i.e Dave from Liverpool, and Eddie Fowell from Kirkby, just go to show the amount of backwards low-brow people in this city. Quiggins promotes individuality, and for that people denounce it, and the people who go there. To close a place that is such an asset to the city will just be another nail in the coffin. The culture of live music, the spirit of Liverpool, and those who appreciate it are slowly being killed off by dance-clubs and department stores.

Name: frank cookson
Town:

new brighton

Email:

fcookson@excite.com

Comment:
As usual,our visionary city fathers know the price of everything and the value of nothing. I'm old enough to remember the wonderful Casey street area of the city before it was redeveloped-charming shops and archetecture that would be valued in any other european'cultural capital'A hive of genuine Liverpool spirit and creativity.

Mathew street was another one. You dont see the future stars of our city hanging outside Ted Baker do you?but they did when it was Probe. If you slowly but surely remove the very essence of what makes this city famous,what makes it tick-the young,the creative-the oddballs! the archetectural heritage-Its not just about keeping just the facades Mr Storey its about keeping the environment,the atmoshere that nurtures the artisans,that makes a place special.

Look at Amsterdam,Milan or Paris and ask yourself why the creative ,the flamboyant,the 'different'and with them the tourists gravitate towards places like Quigins-because they appreciate they have intrinsic values that sadly are only recognised by the Planers 20 years after the've gone .Why are we keeping the Bluecoat? upperclass cultural icon. Why are we closing Quigins-(believe me they will)?Working class cultural icon.4000 low paid jobs,Liverpool becomes clone of every other city in england.Lets not kid ourselves the re development will be good for Grosvenor/Henderson. Nuff said Bidding for Capitol of culture? In the words of Jimmy Royal" My Arse!"

Name: Ian
Town:

Aigburth

Comment:
Quiggins is a unique attraction to the city, it should be invested in not closed. If the council are looking to improve the city, look no further than the Market stalls on Church Street. They are a disgrace to the city.

Name: Alan Hurt
Town:

Liverpool

Email:

sparko60@hotmail.com

Comment:
Before the Second World War, The City was considerably richer in an architectural perspective. Sadly, the Luffwaffe destroyed many of Liverpool’s fine buildings. Still, we posses many historical and listed buildings of interest, only second to London I believe, and this is one of the reasons why Liverpool is short listed for the Capital of Culture bid. The Liverpool Council and Grosvenor Estates plan for redevelopment of the area is interesting and forward looking, but surely the demolition of the “old warehouses” in School Lane (of which Quiggins resides) is furthering the damage to our history and, consequently, our culture as Liverpudlians.

Name: Mark
Town:

Crosby

Email:

sparko60@hotmail.com

Comment:
Listen, if closing Quiggins means that this dump of a city will get a nice new building in it's place, then let them do it. The area around there is a complete mess, and any improvement should be welcomed. I'm not wishing to deny people of an alternative place to shop, but come on, face it, for this city to prosper it has to shake off it's bad national image. So far, a few buildings here and there are all we've got. What's more laughable is this city's bid for Capital of Culture, and it's slogan, "The World in One City"! Take a look around the St. John's Centre, Central station after 7pm, then I think you'll find it's "The Scum in One City". Bulldoze Quiggins, all the other eyesores in this hole, and start to build a nicer city. Mind you, give it 2 years and all the locals will no doubt mess it up again!

Name: Vicki
Town:

Newport

Comment:
Having QUIGGINS where it is creates a real shopping experience in Liverpool - a chance to be able to escape the mainstream on Church Street. I have fond memories of getting out of the cold and browsing for hours in there. I have recommended it to many visitors from all over England and Wales and they might not have gone if it wasn't so accessable - what they remember is that it is so unique and they pass on the recommendation to others - you will destroy an essential part of Liverpools shopping history and take away a valuable attraction in your attempts to 'improve' Liverpool. Liverpool is many things - good and bad - but it isnt a corporate ideal and never will be!!! Let it be - stop stamping out Liverpool culture. Its not perfect, its not pretty but it needs to keep its heritage.

Name: Rebecca Nash
Town:

Liverpool

Comment:
plz plz dont destroy quiggins its the best shop ever and if u take it down were will al the goths and every one like us go? u've got top shop and claires and tammy 4 all the trendys and ur not tryin to get rid of them so y are u tryin to take the one place he have got away?! plz dont tis my fave shop and its the best dont destroy its cause thats where i hang out and where will we go then? DONT DESTROY IT SAVE IT SAVE QUIGGINS !!!!!

Name: Jen
Town:

Hull

Comment:
U can't close Quiggins down it's amazing! The people r so nice! We don't have a place like this where i live so i love coming to Quiggins where will i go if it closes down? u just can't do it!!

Name: Simon
Town:

Earlestown

Comment:
Surely the powers that be have noticed by now that "re-developing" Quiggins is not in the posative interests of Liverpool or its people? The only reason I (or many of my freinds for that matter) visit Liverpool is to shop in "Quigs" simply because it is so unique. We don't all want to become mindless fashion zombies like CLAIRE from SOUTHPORT !!!!(see below) LONG LIVE QUIGGINS AND GOD BLESS ALL WHO SHOP THERE!!!!!

Name: DIANE
Town:

LIVERPOOL

Comment:
Quiggins is for the young generation of our City, destroying QUIGGINS is like killing an entire army! I can´t understand why that whenever LIVERPOOL have something worth saving they want to get rid and make something that can be found in other nearby areas! I have shopped and I´m sure many others have for many years, it is a life line for us GOTHS, PUNKS and in my case DOMINATRIX!!! PLEASE don´t destroy the future of entire population!

Name: Mike Kelly
Town:

Liverpool (Born + bred)

Comment:
This "redevelopment", (they use this word instead of "destroy alternative culture entirly along with our chances of winning Capital of Culture") even if it were not on Quiggins, it isn't what this city needs. We don't need another St. Johns Centre/Clayton Square shooping centre in Liverpool. But the fact is: It IS on Quiggins. Quiggins isn't just my culture - it IS MY LIFE. You have probably heard this 1000 times but seriously, it is. I work there, my Dad works there, (making it my familys only sourse of income) I spend my free time there, I buy everything i want there. Damn i'm so dependent on it, i even get my hair cut there. The city bids for ECoC, while attempting to destroy my culture. What is the statement that makes? It says to me "Liverpool only wants FOREIGN culture, so anyone who has grandparents who were born here, isn't aloud their own culture". What would happen if the council proposed knocking down the Chinese Gate? Well thats my point.

Name: Annie
Town:

widnes

Comment:
quiggins the best shopping experience you can have...share it dont kill it

Name: Mich
Town:

Studying in Liverpool

Comment:
QUIGGINS = CULTURE We must all join the battle to save Quiggins! It is an amazing diverse place where people of all cultures, backgrounds and ages can shop and meet together (Yes i even take my parents there when they visit). Fair enough, Liverpool City Council want to redevelop the city, but why pick an area which is steeped in historic culture?! If people want to complain about the skaters hanging around outside Quiggins then give them somewhere to go - build a skate park! KEEP QUIGGINS OPEN! sign the petitions instore or visit www.quiggins.com

Name: Avril
Town:

Merseyside

Comment:
keep quiggins open - its original. It would be boring if we all walked within the lines. This world needs originality. Its the spice of life and would be boring without it

Name: Leah Sheridan
Town:

Liverpool

Comment:
Well im 13 and ive never been in Quiggens until about 2 months ago,when i was planning to get my belly peirced.I was accualy quite scared because i thought it was a goth shop!Im not scared of them its just because im normal and there well them!anyway i went in and they wouldnt allow me to have a peircing because i was under 16.My mum and i had a look around and found some alrite stuff so now i go there when ever i go to town.And they have lotsa boss bell button rings!

Name: Rita
Town:

Liverpool

Comment:
I'm a new student at Liverpool Uni, having moved there over three months ago. In my home town there are two small 'alternative' shops which I loved so when I discovered Quiggins I was more than happy. It's refreshing to find a place that sells so many varied items of clothing, accessories, gifts etc and makes a nice change from the clone-like commercial high street shops that hold little individuality or character. I'm all for improvement and trying to make the city an even better place but it would be such a shame to lose the store-it is one of my favourite things about the shopping centre and all my friends from outside the city can't wait to visit and experience this jewel for themselves..

Name: Nishy Bird
Town:

Newcastle under Lyme

Comment:
Please leave it alone! It is unique, so much so that me and my family often make a round trip of over 100 miles to go there! There's nowhere to compare, except possibly Afflecks Palace in Manchester, which isn't as accessible.....it would be a crime to destroy something as unique, quirky and wonderful as this...you cannot create a @cultural area by demolition and rebuilding...Quiggins is part of the alternative REAL culture...it doesn't conform to the city planners' stereotyped vision of city centre development, so it has to go...leave it alone! It would be a massive error to destroy something so very unique, no, a crime!

Name: Vincent - the middle aged family guy
Town:

Living in Liverpool

Comment:
It is a shame that a going concern… It is a shame that Quiggins is earmarked to be transformed into yet another bland shopping experience, the type that could be found in any city in the world, but that's development for you. Big business wants to have that space and those charged with making the decisions can’t be blamed for going with the numbers, it’s the easy option. As to relocation, it doesn’t usually work. I’m not a frequent visitor to Quiggins as it just isn’t my cup of tea but I will be disappointed to see it disappear off the Liverpool map. Is there a grant for the redevelopment or is the redevelopment taking place without the aid of “free money”?

Name: Sue
Town:

Liverpool

Comment:
This is to jessika `n` da savio cru!!!! I cant believe you have the nerve to call people names, you can't even spell, get back to learning something and keep your childish little opinions to your stupid self, one day you may get a life and a proper name and realise how bloody stupid you've made yourself look! Goths, skaters and moshers will always be better people than you could ever be! Bow your head in shame you stupid stupid *THING*

Name: Andy
Town:

Great Harwood

Comment:
QUIGGINS is wonderful - what a heritage to the people of Liverpool. I have just found this treasure amongst the gloss of high street stores - the people are wonderful and the variety amazing. Bought and dealt with honest store owners - And you want to get rid of thi self funded project - You Must Keep This Site Alive" - I met some tourists from the USA on my last visit and they could not believe the magic of the place. Planners get real - keep this place going

Name: Mark Newby
Town:

Skelmersdale

Comment:
It's a great place and as much as I wish there was a way Quggins could move, I know for a fact that a lot of the shops in there are only just staying open as it is... so moving is not an option.

Name: Mark
Town:

Crosby, LITTERpool

Comment:
I've said it before, and I'll say it again! Any new development that improves the appearance of this run down, boarded up, litter strewn fleapit, should be welcomed. This city is the laughing stock of the country, and it's about time that you scousers got off your arses and started trying to improve your city. You all claim to be so proud of it, but I've never seen so many people drop litter and have very little regard for their environment. Clean up your act, stop whinging about another Liverpool eyesore going, and let the city council and developers improve the place. MAYBE then, you might just get your Capital of Culture Award.

Name: Drew
Town:

Liverpool

Comment:
QUIGGINS is a part of liverpool heritage and it is important to a large number of people you sould save it not get rid of it

Name: Becks21
Town:

St Helens

Comment:
Quiggns, 'we'll be around forever'

Name: Alex Clephan
Town:

Irby

Comment:
I think the Grosevnor/ Henderson development will be very beneficial for Liverpool and we should all support it. The Ropewalks area is in serious need of redevlopment and the areas decadence is an embarressment to Liverpool. This is an opportunity for Liverpool to modernise and become great again. Quiggins can surely relocate to a more attractive housing. This is also a chance for Quiggins to reinvent and restyle itslef.

Name: Jean
Town:

West Kirby

Email:

jean.orr@virgin.net

Comment:
Quiggins is original, unusual, distinctive and special. Don't let us lose Liverpool's character in the name of 'city of culture'. CULTURE DOES NOT MEAN BLANDNESS. Culture is about celebrating richness and diversity. Quiggins is a fascinating and living part of Liverpool's heritage. LEAVE IT ALONE.

Name: ray0
Town:

liverpool

Comment:
where is Quiggins? i have heard many people talking about it, but i don't know where it is.(please advise)

Name: Skippybird
Town:

Liverpool

Comment:
Interesting how illeducated a lot of so called local people are about "goffs" and "ippys" of which, according to them I'm both. Get over it. Not everyone gives a damn whether you're wearing Lacoste or YSL. You'd not be so vocal if someone dressed alternatively was of ethinic origin because you'd be labelled a dirty racist. Get a life! Quiggins is a great place. If it has to move they best make it to a place that's within the city centre so people can access it easily. I'm a tax payer and a local girl and to see it shut would be a crying shame. It offers diversity, originality from grin at the back selling "goff" clothes to Badass on the middle floor selling club clothes...not "ippy" stuff, from the cafe to the antiques stall. City of culture? If we aspire to be as great as Manchester we should remember that Manchester has a Quiggins too....and they kept it and lordy...have they suffered? No. .

Name: Val
Town:

Liverpool

Comment:
I'm 41 (and not a Goth, by the way!)and have been going to Quiggins to buy interesting & different presents for friends & to browse the second hand shops for years. I have been working in the City Centre for the past year and often go into the Brook Cafe in Quiggins for my lunch. Quiggins is a piece of culture, and an alternative to the usual department stores - WE MUST KEEP IT!

Name: Mike
Town:

Liverpool

Email:

Rogerdodger85@aol.com

Comment:
I think quiggins is an OK shop. I also like those "Scally" shops that sell Lacost stuff coz I like it to. Some stuff in quiggins like the American stuff such as Sean JOhn is only available in quiggins. U can also get some Phat bongs which is popular with the Scals. Its true that quiggins has a reputation for goths or as I call them "specimens" (lol), but I think that it shouldn't be shut down as I know alot of Scals who go there.

Name: Debz
Town:

Southport

Comment:
Please dont close quiggins i luv dat shop!all da other shops in l-pool are scally shops its terrible,i fink if any change needs 2 b made it shuld b 2 get rid of all those crap shops.I dot fink any1 (apart frm scallyz)goin 2 let it go down witout a fight.

Name: George
Town:

Liverpool

Comment:
What are you goths talking about? There's no tradition behind Quiggins, its just a glorified 2nd hand shop where you lot like to hang out - i'm sorry if it upsets you but the fact is that liverpool needs redeveloping, its places like quiggins that gives us such a bad name. I'm sure you can find another dark alley to live in while the rest of us build for the future. PS The lad from kirkby who said lacoste trackies are normal - you're worse than the quiggins crew.

Name: Katie
Town:

Southport

Comment:
You can't do it! They can't do it. I've met wonderful people there, and I like the way I feel accepted. It's a legend in Liverpool, keep it open!

Name: Barry
Town:

Crosby

Email:

barry@morphic.freeserve.co.uk

Comment:
Dont sanitise the city. Not another generic bland mall -ppplease. It may look impressive superficially but will subtly corrode in long term that almost undefinable air of creativity & art that live in such haunts(and I'm an engineer!). Dont do it. Q- How do we effectively get this apparent consensus view over to the civil servant drone like minds of the council planners???Any ideas

Name: Jen
Town:

Liverpool

Comment:
Those who want to redevelop Quiggins and the surrounding area have underestimated how much Quiggins means to so many people. It is the only truly different shop in Liverpool, as places like the Palace attempt to become "alternative" shopping places but do not really come close. Quiggins is situated in the perfect place and means a great deal to so many people and those who want redevelopment have clearly not taken into account the people who actually go to Quiggins and have done for many years.

Name: Chip
Town:

Rock Ferry

Email:

UK_Pete__@hotmail.com

Comment:
The pen pushers have you all in their pockets. the whole redeveloping thing is an elaborate plot to make the quiggins gang their tennants. they have too much power you see, and the council don't like it. I am all for redevelopment; but would tear every capital of culture logo down if they attempped to take Quiggins over.

Name: Lyn
Town:

Standish, Wigan

Comment:
NO - don't alter anything at all. Its not just locals that use it. I used to take my two sons into Liverpool just so they could visit Quiggins and buy unusual clothes, one is a goth and the other just likes clothes that are different from everyone elses. There is nowhere like Quiggins. The Liverpool Palace is ok and Afflecks in Manchester is ok but Quiggins has a special atmosphere. The boys have grown up and moved out of the area but I still visit Quiggins when I am in Liverpool. Its the kind of place that anyone can wander around in, regardless of age and dress. Nothing could replace it.

Name: Spikey 1670
Town:

Liverpool

Comment:
Hello, i am Spikey 1670. I am 15/16 years old and very misunderstood by my peers. I am very sad if quiggims closes because i have just bought a copy of the kurt cobain journals in hardback and if quiggims closes i won't have anywhere to sit and revise my new book which i have taken the dustcover off.

Name: fern
Town:

Southport

Email:

princess_fernina@yahoo.com

Comment:
Quiggins is somewhere that people go so they can be different. People shouldn`t all be the same as everyone has different opinions on what they think is good. Im not a big fan of the place coz im not into all that stuff, but i respect that other people are and they will be upset if it is closed so i don`t think that we should let quiggins be closed down. .

Name: Vicky
Town:

Liverpool

Comment:
I dont think quiggins should be closed down as their isnt enough places for us alternatives to shop as it is! why would you want to make another bunch of shops which we have all around town anyway!? they should just leave it for us alternatives because we are happy with it an we need it an the should just go an build somewhere else! i dont see them wanting to knock down wade smith do you?

Name: Norpa
Town:

Liverpool

Comment:
Well its just a glorified second hand shop in places, it needs redeveloping.. so fair enough.

Name: John Davies
Town:

Liverpool

E mail:

johndavies.liverpool@blueyonder.co.uk

Comment:
I've just returned from a month in Belfast, one of our 'rivals' for the City of Culture bid. They were eliminated at the first round, perhaps for the amazing 'own-goal' of cutting their arts budget while the bid team were visiting the city!

Ripping the heart out of Quiggans to be replaced by yet another 'sanitised' mall would, I feel, be a similar 'own-goal' by Liverpool City Council. The city's culture comes from the grassroots: let those roots keep growing!!

Name: Stephen
Town:

London

E mail:

ste_lin_79@hotmail.com

Comment:
Quiggins and the surrounding area is in need of redevelopment. But I do love all the idiosyncratic little shops to be found in there. Is there no way that the biulding can be redeveloped but with the promise that the vendors in there now would get preferential treatment afterwards, mayube in the form of fixed term low coast rents.

Name: Paul Blackburn
Town:

Chester

Comment:
It would be good to see Quiggins relocated as part of this development. It is an excellent centre but is not very accessible. The overall redevolopment of Liverpool including the Grosvenor Henerson proposals is of great importance to the future of the city and I would hope that Quiggins can be accommodated in even better premises. Seel St/Duke St. is rapidly becoming a bohemian quarter and Quiggins could be a real asset here.

Name: William
Town:

Liverpool City

Comment:
I really luv tha' shop quiggems. Can anyone tell me where i can buy those Nirvana hooded jumpers with the american dollar on it?

Name: G
Town:

Liverpool

Comment:
1.Quiggins provides the people of liverpool with an unparalleled alternative shopping experience. Culture? Nah... 2. It is the brainless, ignorant scum like jessica and her 'savio cru' (illiterate dickheads) that the council needs to spend money on removing, not cultural gems like Quiggins. Maybe then Liverpool will be given the credit it deserves. 3. If the artistic, bohemian atmospheres of places like Quiggins, Bold St. etc., were allowed to flourish, then maybe the world would start to change for the better. But while we let industrialist, capitalist scumf***s have the seats of power, we can hardly expect any different can we?!?

Name: emma
Town:

Waterloo

Comment:
They knocked down the Cavern, and now they're moving in on Quiggins! Why keep the facade of Quiggins and throw out the shops, does the council think alternative shops cannot exist alongside department stores? I started going to Quiggins when I was 13, and at 24 I still shop there and hang out at the Brook Cafe. Quiggins represents an intelligent, artistic and non conformist section of society which should be celebrated not shoved to make way for Harvey Nics!

Name: andrea
Town:

liverpool

Comment:
As the Manager of the Liverpool Palace on Slater Street(boy, havent we taken some stick on this page?) I am absolutely in favour of keeping Quiggins alive, although a move may be necessary.

Lets make sure that the City Council find an ever better location for Quiggins as it is a cultural institution. I am sure that the hardcore supporters will carry their enthusiasm through to the new site. Although we also house diverse traders of unusual goods, we have no further room to offer as we are full.

This just shows the high demand for imaginative non-High Street shops and as a reminder that there is room for every different type of lifestyle choice. Our shops supply both designerwear and streetwear, and there are shops which cater for all music tastes and we all play along nicely. Good Luck to Quiggins!

Name: alsatude alsatian
Town:

liverpool

Email:

allaika@hotmail.com

Comment:
quiggins is the real deal for people in liverpool who want to shop somewhere alternative. keep it alive people, without it i'm sure a lot of people like myself will have no reason at all to go into the city centre.

Name: k row
Town:

liverpool

Email:

crowlands4@aol.com

Comment:
I like quiggins and people visiting liverpool really enjoy the non-threatening atmosphere. Everyone seems to enjoy the varied shops . SAVE OUR QUIGGINS

Name: Ann Penn
Town:

liverpool

Email:

AnnP6969@hotmail.com

Comment:
Quiggins is an unique place to shop and see unusual goods. It has a lovely atomosphere, it would be a terrible loss to the city if it were to close.

Name: Keir Houghton
Town:

Liverpool

Email:

keirhoughton@hotmail.com

Comment:
It's a shame when all the town centres in britain start to look the same, there's always a Boots and a Next, etc - Quiggins keeps Liverpool fresh and different, its cool to look around in there - leave it alone!

Name: Dean
Town:

Halewood, Liverpool

Email:

kingcheen@lycos.co.uk

Comment:
DON'T CLOSE QUIGGINS!!!! the place is a mecca for alternative people and the general public alike, it would be a great shame to lose pretty much the only place in the town which so embraces cultural + musical diversity.

Name: CeeJay
Email:

jaslocornello@hotmail.com

Comment:
Anybody wanting to get rid of Quiggins must be nuts, they are clearly underestimating its significance to both locals and visitors. I have lost count of the times I have seen Quiggins featured in magazines and newspapers over over past few years, when they do a spot about shopping in Liverpool, or things to do on a weekend trip. Visitors absolutely love Quiggins, it is one of the things that makes Liverpool different to everywhere else. I know it maybe looks a bit run down in parts, but that all adds to its character. It is difficult to think of another place where they have such a wide variety of stuff crammed into such a small place!! Quiggins is a big time attraction for locals and visitors, so why the hell do they want to change it????

Name: sean
Town:

liverpool

Comment:
liverpool must move forward i hope quiggins can move to a new open space and not a grotty back street ally were they are now

Name: sarah jones
Town:

liverpool whison

Comment:
some people call me a goth im not a goth im a grunge i hate it when i get called it because it is a form of descrimination i go to 1 of the worst school were it happons so quigems is like the only place i go when i dont feel like the odd 1 out and i like is so keep it open its been ere 4 years so keep it opn to all the grunges .

Name: Andrew
Town:

Wirral

Comment:
Quiggins is the only real place of culture that seems to be left in Liverpool. The Palace doesnt have the atmosphere tha i have known for all the years that i have been going to Quiggins. The owners work hard and they are respected by every1 that shops there. If the worst comes to the worst the it will be sadly missed by thousands that go there.

Name: Tom Smith
Town:

Liverpool

Comment:
I have no axe to grind either way but what I do care about is this city and its long term future, whilst Quiggins may be seen by some as a valuable asset and by others as an eyesore both parties need to get together. There is no doubt what so ever that this development is a key landmark for this city and should be encourage by all parties especially in an attempt to either include Quiggins as part of the development or find a mutually acceptable alternative sight. But don't screw up as we did with the proposed expansion of the airport which the loss of cost this area 1000's of jobs and untold millions in development and investment.

Name: Terry Maloney
Town:

Kirkby. (Aberystwyth Uni)

Comment:
I don't think Quiggins should be closed down. As somone who doesn't judge a book by its cover I suggest everyone pays attention to me. I have read the comments on here from people who are supposed to be making a comment about whether Quiggins should be saved or not, only I have read stupid comments about goths etc..why can't you people be more tolerable of others...the world would be a better place if everyone excepted everyone for who they are and not what they are. Quiggins isn't about the people, it's about the experience you get when you visit the shop. I like to go into quiggins on occasions just to look around. I don't wear any of the clothes the shops sell but I enjoy the experience of just looking around in the shops. Also think about the people who work there. The employment levels will drop. Yes of course a new shop will promote new ways for employment, but the shop owners of quiggins may enjoy working in the environement they work in now and don't want t! o work in a up market shop. Please don't close down Quiggins....it'd be a shame!

Name: Mary
Town:

Liverpool

Comment:
I have read through all the comments regarding the closure of Quiggins. I have to say that I am loathe for it to close as (as many have said before me) there is NO WHERE ELSE like it anywhere in the city. As for the facile, idiotic comments of the mentally feeble (jessica and the "savio cru"), they just serve to illustrate the type of "culture" (and I use the term in its loosest possible context) that Quiggins' shoppers seek an alternative to! Even if (as one person suggested) Quigs were to move to the GH Lee building, it would not be the same. Quiggins should stay as it is. The developers should treat it as a jewel to be utilised in this development to "crown" Liverpool, rather than destroy it

Name: Eddie Fowell
Town:

Liverpool (kirkby)

Comment:
My view of quiggins is that it has some alright shops if you like that sort of thing but really whats the point in goths moshers etc,they need to get a life and stop downgrading people in lacoste tracksuits if i had the chance i would wipe them off the face of the earth

Name: Paul
Town:

Netherton

Comment:
The article fails to mention that a condition for John Lewis to move to the new development was that the George Henry Lee building did not stand empty. The new tennent has already been found. Guess who it is - Quiggins ! Panic over.

Name: Gemma
Town:

Crosby

Comment:
for al those un-educated people out there, who are supporting this redevlopment. i study Urban Deisgn and i can say in complete certaintly this redevlopment will not catapult Liverpool anywhere but back down the hole its been in for the last couple of decades. there already are hundreds of redevlopment plans within this city for hotels, housing and shops, we need something different. at the moment Quggings is one of the only decent places we have. if Quiggins is redeveloped the shops that are there now will go, there is no way shops like that would be allowed in one of their posh new developments. it's true it mostly appeals to students, but if you hadn't noticed students are the lifeblood of this city, they are part of what makes it great and they will go if these sort of places are shut down. i think that the Liverpool Council has made some bad mistakes in the past, but this has to set some sort of record for stupidity. we don't want to be another Manchester, in ! ca! se you hadn't noticed there already is one and its only 45 minutes away if you want great shopping. Liverpool needs to be known for sonthing else.... Culture perhaps!

Name: Andy Burden
Town:

Los Angeles

Comment:
Just to clear up for Ian Cartledge, I was talking about the music industry, not great bands. That was my point exactly - there is a lot of great music in Liverpool, I used to be a part of it myself, but there's little in the means of resources and no large music industry concerns have offices and A&R based in the city. Quiggins promotes an alternate lifestyle to the 9-5 norm, which is great for the music community. We need to encourage and develop more places where musicians can meet and form an actual scene, because despite the great bands there is no real scene in Liverpool like there was in the 60s and 70s. The Lomax and the Picket never quite reached the audience as the Cavern and Erics did. So I ask the council to save Quiggins, invest in Quiggins and develop more Quiggins'! And while you're at it we need more venues, quality rehearsal spaces, quality and affordable studios...

Name: Matt P.
Town:

Scouser Living in The Netherlands

Comment:
I think Quiggans should be kept. It has been there for years and many consider it an institution. I think the cafe is great and you will find people from all walks of life there. It is off beat, but that is precisely why it should stay. I believe that if Liverpool really wants to go for the city of culture bid then places like Quiggans need to be there. All large, great cities have places like Quiggans, places like New York and Paris would not be great if all they consisted of was numerous, faceless, Trafford center like establishments (not that I have anything against the Trafford center ). A major city needs diversity, it needs to have a cosmopolitan edge, not simply branded, sterile facilities that could be found in any city. The input of cash and associated developments will undoubtedly be of benefit to the city and the people, however it should not come at the expense of loosing places like Quiggans. Liverpool is founded in diversity and individuality, lets keep it that way.

Name: jax&jon
Town:

Elton,nr Chester

Comment:
Leave Quiggins alone. We are not young kids but our fav place in L.Pool is Quiggs.It,s never boring like the high street clones.If you want colour and culture this is it.Come to your senses you boring old farts,live a little.

Name: JOHN ROBSON
Town:

MORETON, MERSEYSIDE

Comment:
McDonalds, Next, WHSmith, JD Sports etc etc Every city in this country looks the same. Im not a massive Quiggins fan myself but hey, lets stop acting like sheep. Liverpool, city of culture? - whos culture (£££)

Name: Angelina Johnson
Town:

Liverpool

Comment:
Oh wonderful! The council are going to allow the Quiggins centre, one of the last bastions of shopping individuality in Merseyside, to be bulldozed so Harvey Nics will come and open another over-priced, over-hyped air-headed store so they can sell their expensive junk and handbags made out of dead horses to whom I don’t know (presumable the yaya Cheshire set when they are slumming it in between getting the BMW waxed and slaughtering foxes). Great. They close down vintage individuality in favour of plastic commercialism. City of Culture My A**e! PLEASE DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN!!

Name: Ian Cartledge
Town:

Aintree Village

Comment:
I wonder whether anybody actually knows who the Goths where, and what they stood for? i don't think so!As for Andy Burdens comments on music being non existence at the minute, he's obviously listening to american rubbish as Liverpool is producing some good bands such as The Coral, The Crescent, Iconiclast. Instead of arguing, why don't we simply renovate Liverpool and rehome quiggins, maybe around the Albert Dock in another warehouse.

Name: Mark
Town:

Crosby

Comment:
Andy in Leasowe, I think you'll find Quiggins is in Liverpool and not on the Wirral.

Name: frank daniels
Town: LIVERPOOL
Comment:
Quiggins must be saved,apart from the diverse and unique shops inside the building is part of the old Liverpool.Just stand and look at the facade,it,s wonderfull and the type of building the Echo "Stop the rot"campaign is trying to save.Surely in this day and age the building and it,s shops can be intergrated into the proposed development

Name: Linda
Town: LIVERPOOL
Comment:
Liverpool city council should pack in trying to change Liverpool to suit the stuff shirts and buisness that will only invest in Liverpool when they think it is beneficial to them selfs we have been here before in the 80s when it got tuff they went down south. CITY OF CULTURE WHAT DO YOU THINK QUIGGINS IS ITS CULTURE IN ITS OWN RIGHT. LEAVE QUIGGS AS IT IS.

Name: Daisy
Town: Birkenhead
Comment:
Shutting down Quiggins will be a huge blow to the thousands that enjoy shopping there for all kinds of things that you are unable to purchase in any of the other 'cloned' shops. Its a place where people can express their individuality and can buy something other than trackys to tuck into their socks. Liverpool will lose the one alternative shop thats home to so many and be replaced by yet another JJB to be swallowed up by sheep in uniform with thier hands down the front of their pants-buy gloves and down shut down Quiggins!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Andy Burden
Town: Los Angeles
Comment:
I have never heard such a lot of retarded bulls**t in all my life, and am ashamed to hear such narrow-minded conservatism from the mouths of fellow Liverpudlians. Are you aware of the saying "variety is the spice of life", or maybe a tip of the hat to Groove Armada, "If everybody looked the same we'd get tired of looking at each other"? I'm sick of these ignorant prejudices from idiots who lack any kind of vision and ambition. This is the whole reason Liverpool got into the state it found itself in the 80s. These people need to realise that there is more to life than a giro. As Billy Bragg said "What do they know of England, who only England know". I have no doubt that the lack of music industry presence in a city as historically musical as Liverpool is due to these stigmas, as magnified by media stereotypes, and is why I find myself working in Hollywood, as there are few jobs in Liverpool for a sound engineer. Don't get me wrong, I'm a proud scouser and dream of the place daily, but I have to look out for my life and career as an open-minded man of ambition. My main gripe, though, is with the council. How can they display such hipocracy as to allow this to happen whilst trying to promote Liverpool as a city of culture? By trying to stamp out what little culture we have? Ridiculous! They should pumping money into the place and the businesses therein to keep a vital piece of Liverpool's culture intact. We cannot continue to live on the Beatles and other relics of the past, we have to develop a culture for the future which truly represents the diversity of our great city. We have people of all races, colours and creeds, all ages, sexes and persuasion, all fashions, styles of music and lifestyle, and they're all proud to be scousers. We should celebrate that and develop it, not smother it before it can bloom. In essence, Vive le difference!

Name: Dave
Town: Walton
Comment:
I'm not a typical Quiggins customer, but the food is good and the place is interesting. In an age where coucils and governments are pumping money into minority interests, you would have thought that this would come under that heading. I tell you one thing - if they thought it would have any bearing on Liverpool's City of Culture bid, they'd make sure it stayed.

Name: Andy
Town: Leasowe
Comment:
Quiggins is an amazing place where else on the wirral can you find such diversity under one roof?? If quiggins gets closed doesnt everyone realise that the "alternative" will not stop being who they are, isnt the real reason for the closing that they just want everyone to be the same, because we have a brain and we choose to be diffrent people are scared of us. Also where else will the bussinesses in quiggins go? peoples livelyhoods will be destroyed. Once again we will all be forced underground. Or we could just take the hour train ride to manchester to go to Afleks palace. So please DONT SHUT QUIGGS

Name: CRAIG
Town: RUNCORN
Comment:
QUIGGINS IS AN INSPERATION FOR SOME OF THE DEVELOPING YOUTH OF THE GOTH SCENE AND OTHER INDIPENDANT TRENDS ANYONE WHO WANTS TO TAKE THE MICHAEL OUT OF GOTHS AND ROCKERS ARE NOTHING BUT MINDLESS NO HOPERS WHO DONT NO INDIVIDUALITY WHEN THEY SEE IT CLOSING QUIGGINS WOULD BE A TRAVESTY AND THERE ARE TO MANY TRENDIES WALKING AROUND TOWN WITH THEIR TRACKIE BOTTOMS TUCKED INTO THEIR ARGYLE SOCKS AND WEARING THEIR ROCKPORT BOOTS HOW SAD!

Name: jo
Town: Wirral
Comment:
It will be a real shame for this place to close down, as it has many interestin things within it that you find very hard to get any at other place. The people are always friendly and provide a very good service. Lets all try to keep this place alive, we have lots of residential places and all people are interested in are makin money and given new jobs to peopole, what about the poor people who loose there lively hood that they have worked so hard for????????????????????

Name: Glen Phillips
Town: Swansea, Wales
Comment:
We spent a holiday in Liverpool in Sept, and saw so much in your historical city; Docks, Tate, Beatles etc and learned from the Guide on our tour about the intended changes/improvements to your fantastic city. In tourist information literature it recommends Quiggins as a place to visit, and we are in our 50's, but thought it 'QUITE DIFFERENT' (loved the top floor with all the antiques etc) so it needs to be saved for that very reason!!!

Name: Thomas Braithwaite
Town: Liverpool
Comment:
i'm a typical scouser and i always go 2 quiggins. i'm really p***d off that people are sayin' that only goths,skaters and moshers go there there saying it's not important but we r! i go there to get skating stuff and chains and so do my mates. there disappointed 2.

Name: Peter Charles
Town: Liverpool
Comment:
As gutted as I was to hear that Quiggins may close, it came as no surprise to me with regard to the ever-expanding capitalist society. It offers a range of clothes and gifts for the minority, for those who don't like the clothes that continue to fill the shelves in Gap and Zara. All these comments I have been reading from those that say Quiggins is always full of 'weirdos' just makes me laugh. It is typical of these pig-ignorant people to criticise what they don't understand.

Name: Molly
Town: Liverpool
Comment:
I love Quiggins i get my cool stuff from there its not an eyesore cos its at the back of town out the way if you dont like looking at it dont go down there then

Name: Ben
Town: Maghull
Comment:
Quiggins is a great shop, and has something for most! It's that little bit special and different like the city it's in! To lose it would be a real shame! Saying that, would relocating it be such a bad thing if it made the city more attractive, and helped us win city of culture, which would change the city for the better!

Name: Michelle
Town: Skelmersdale
Comment:
There should be something to cater for all the things that people like in Liverpool, and alot of people like Quiggins. I would be less inclined to shop in Liverpool if there was no Quiggins.

Name: Neil Davies
Town: Huyton
Comment:
I'm torn..... I enjoy the quirky weirdness of Quiggins once in a while and take particular amusement seeing the 'individuals' who all dress the same, staring at locals (cos it's the only place the get away with it). On the other hand such a fine building could and should become a fantastic attraction to the city. But take a walk a bit further down the road to the 'waste of space' car parks. Land and derelict buildings galore.... get developing Mr.Councilman (and Mrs.)

Name: Janice
Town: Birkenhead
Comment:
St Johns Wood 5 mins from Quiggins?? I could have sworn it was in London...

Name: Jessika 'n' da savio cru
Town: Liverpool
Comment:
we fink dat quiggins is a smelly stinkin goth place. No im messin its a VERY smelly stinkin goth place! I rekon dat u shud shut it down coz all da goth 'n' moshers just cause truble and think theyre boss when most of dem aren't even from liverpool and they all rekon theyre hard listenin 2 slipknot when dey cud look normal and dress wiv a bit of fashion COME ON PPL WHAT NORMAL PPL REALLY GO DER NEWAY? ALL WWEVE GOTTA SAY IS SHUT THE PLACEE DOWN. ITS A WASTE OF VALUABLE SHOPPING SPACE. LOADSA LUV DA SAVIO CRU

Name: melissa&meggan
Town: Liverpool
Comment:
- iya we r meggan n melissa n we av been in Quiggins an we think it is scary! All the goths r weird! by the way people who wear lacoste trackies in socks r perfectly normal unlike people who shop at Quiggins!!!! we don't understand why people would dress like that or shop there they just look horrible and scary!! so we av been in Quiggins an therefore can comment on how it should b shut down 2 get rid of all the scary goths an moshers that stand there.

Name: Marco
Town: Liverpool
Comment:
How any member of Liverpool society can call anyone else weird I don't know. There are so many different types of people in this city that almost everyone you meet is "weird"... people who wear a lacoste tracksuit tucked into their socks hardly look normal, nor do the many people involved with the "interesting" fashion idea of wearing pyjamas all day, outside the house (suppose it saves time choosing what to wear).

Half the people who slate Quiggins probably have never stepped through the door, to scared that a long haired kid'll jump out and attack them or something!

Quiggins has something for everyone. To move it would kill the spirit: if it was a modern concept then to move would cause no problem, but those goths stand in the same place as they have done since the sex pistols first started rehearsing... to move Quiggins would be to pull a vital organ from a community battered enough already. Sign the petition! And help save Quiggins.

Name: Iain
Town: Wallasey
Comment:
"Quiggins" is part of the culture of Liverpool, if it was removed there would be a void that could never be properly replaced. Community spirit would also be greatly damaged. Many of the items there are unique to Liverpool. KEEP IT! its for everyone

Name: james rothell-owen
Town: liverpool
Comment:
Quiggins is the bets shop in liverpool. do knot shut it down.

Name: Delusion
Town: Speke
Email: baron_samedi_@hotmail.com
Comment:
I have to say Quiggins has got to be one of my fondest memories of moving to Liverpool. Its a great shame to see it go, and id urge people to reconsider its closure. Certainly the bulk of its clientelle may be "goths and moshers" but Quiggins is part of that cultural niche. If you havent been there i recommend taking the time to look round whilst you can.

Name: Sally
Town: Moreton, Wirral,
Email: smilebhappy@mr-potatohead.com
Comment:
it is wrong that they want to shut Quiggin's down. it is a part or liverpools culture and needs to say. it's isn't just a placse for moshers and goths, anyone can go there, on there own, with friends or with there parents, it is a place where you can go there and look/ buy stuff that you would never find in and other shop. it is original and new and if people don't like it, even any of it they can go back to drinking cider on the street corners with the rest or the copy cat freaks (scallys) who can't find there own individuality. i will fight along side the owners to keep Quiggins open to the end.

Name: Mark
Town: Crosby
Email: sparko60@hotmail.com
Comment:
Another improvement on what is, let's face it, and eyesore should be welcomed. Liverpool needs to move forward, and at the moment, it's well and truly in Manchester's shadow.

Name: Sarah A
Town: Wirral
Email: lostgrungekitten@hotmail.com
Comment:
Quiggins is amazing. There is no where else like it in Liverpool...Its a center of one of the biggest 'sub' cultures in history. I love the whole experience that makes Quiggins what it is: The people, The Place, The atmosphere, The shops... Everything about it ROCKS. I think a lot of people will be very distressed if It closes. Dont Close Quiggins. Please.

Name: Katie
Town: Liverpool
Comment:
im a bit angry about "QUIGGINS" shuting down i alway go with me mum & dad we alway enjoy going in a GOOD & SENSIBLE FUN shop. but people who go to that shop GOTHS,SKATERS they MIGHT like tha shop so don SHUT IT DOW LIFES " SHORT SO DONT TOUCH THE PLACE IT PART OF LIVERPOOL IT WOULD BE EMPTEY WITH OUT THE SHOP

Name: Alex
Town: Liverpool
Comment:
Please do not close down because it is a weird and a very very good shop everyone will be upset if you shut "QUIGGINS" down so dont touch tha place PLEASE IM BEGGING U

Name: kayleigh
Town: Liverpool
Comment:
shut it down only goths n moshers go there and lets face it there not important

Name: Ian Cartledge
Town: Aintree
Comment:
Your telling me you would travel to London to buy clothes like that.... jesus christ..if you have the money to go there why do u hang around shop corners and pretend to be american!

Name: Jack Price van Alwon
Town: Liverpool
Comment:
Quiggins is a credit to the city. It's full of wonderfully friendly people, and is truly unique. Closing it would be a massive loss to Liverpool, and the thousands that love every brick of it. We don't want another flat-pack shopping centre. Let Quiggins stand.

Name: nikki
Town: Liverpool
Comment:
dont close quiggins our culture should not be killed of because of small minded people. As for the negative comments how would you like it if we closed all the trendie shops and you had no were to shop. or better still how you going to like a gang of so called weirdos myself included all hanging around your shops. Theres going to be riots man am telling you were fed up of being treated like dirt. As for the money issue liverpool will loose out to other cities such as Manchester, Leeds and London as people will be forced to travel outside Liverpool for alternative iteams. Leave Quiggins alone its the Heart of Liverpool or you will ave more than protesting to deal with it will mean war !!!!!!!!!

Name: Kate
Town: Liverpool, ex Yorkshire
Comment:
why oh why would Quiggins need to be replaced by a new shopping centre when St John's Wood is a 2 minute walk. I have been in Quiggins and seen business people in suits shopping there, it isn't just students who love it.





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