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Post by Nigel Clark » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:45 pm

Don't know if this has been mentioned before, but spotted some important news about Queensberry Road Garage in a local newspaper:

https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/ne ... -1-8628186

Awaiting further developments with interest... Ever since buying my SE6A, I've felt fortunate to have QRG almost on my doorstep.

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Post by peter freeman » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:09 pm

If they shut up shop that will only leave GW



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Post by demonbluedays » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:38 pm

Business on other sites holds hope, just seems like the garage and workshop are being demolished...maybe the spares parts (which has got to be making them profit) is still a fair bit away from going?


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Post by 1969SE5 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:06 pm

let's hope so as GW are rubbish !


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Post by Nigel Clark » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:14 pm

I would hope QRG continue rrom an edge-of-town industrial unit in Kettering, there's no shortage of such space. Wishful thinking?

Meawhile, their present site is 2 minutes from the railway station, which is less than 1 hour from St Pancras. Recently the government cut funding, so this line will be electrified as far as Kettering but no further,. Effect on property values in Kettering?

I must call in and have a chat with Nigel P.


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Post by demonbluedays » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:40 pm

From the way it reads it's just the Garage site at Queensbury Road that's going bye byes.

I'll be honest I can't see QRG as a company p155ing in a pool that's gained them loyal customers for years...Not without an actual official announcement that would have beaten the journalists to the news anyway


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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:57 pm

Well, it does say in one of the planning statements
Queensberry Road Garage has been a family run business for the past 48 years and the time has come for the applicants to retire. The family will continue to run the business but from smaller more efficient modern premises in Kettering
I certainly hope that will be the case.


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Post by RonH » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:32 am

If this is not the case Peter and Roger were all doomed. :lol:



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Post by Oxymoron » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:46 am

I would miss climbing up the "ladder" to the parts dept! :D


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Post by reliant-reviver » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:59 am

Cashing in on a valuable location. Why wouldn't you?!


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Post by Jimscim » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:09 am

1969SE5 wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:06 pm
let's hope so as GW are rubbish !
I totally disagree, in the short time I have been dealing with GW I have found them to be really helpful . The availability is excellent and the service ,normally next day , is brilliant .


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Post by erikscimitardemon » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:25 am

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Comments noted. Please let's stay on topic. An open forum discussion on customer satisfaction is possible in the Recommended Suppliers section.

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Jimscim wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:09 am
1969SE5 wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:06 pm
let's hope so as GW are rubbish !
I totally disagree, in the short time I have been dealing with GW I have found them to be really helpful . The availability is excellent and the service ,normally next day , is brilliant .


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Post by halfpenny » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:38 am

Does the business own the freehold? Maybe lease ending? Anyone can apply for pp. Can't see the business just stopping.



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Post by Jimscim » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:33 am

point taken , 😐


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Post by ScimmyMike » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:46 am

The application was made by Mr & Mrs JK Palmer so I'd presume it's freehold, and yes it's the full site area, pleased that QRG appear to be continuing elsewhere though in what capacity I wonder, just parts, or parts and workshop, many scimitar owners frequently use them and they'll be a loss with their knowledge of the quirks that are in a scimitar of any type


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