Monday, 29 April 2013

Jersey Changes - more

When the Streetview car snapped it, the Saint Laurent was still The British Union (Streetview).
So it's Goodbye to the Peterborough Garage at St.Aubin, as the cut-price competition is just too much. (Streetview)
Just along the road, the old Shapla has morphed into the Spice House - run by the Tree/Boat/Farm/Grape/Beach House group. So new, it doesn't have its own webpage on their site yet. (Streetview)

Traffic trouble by the Shell Garden - a fairly large landslip right from the top of the tall bank here.
A classy sign somewhere in St.Brelade.
Why is this footpath out of action? Mr  Le Connetable...? Don't we encourage walking these days....?
New houses springing up, as taken from the carpark at the Trinity Arms...
.. something to amuse any eagle-eyed French visitors - look guys, if you're going to go all Frenchy-wenchy do please learn the difference between Le Grand, La Grande, Les Grandes, etc :)
If it's Le Clos (as it is) then you won't be needing that e on there.

Google's SV car never quite made it through the transition from Sand St to Seaton Place, but Loaf at #2 Seaton Place has shrunk a little so that can squeeze in at #4. Oh, and DigiMap please note you have Sand St too long and Seaton Pl too short :)

Minden Place - and the Victoria is still visible etched into the window glass, but the rest of it is now Green Rooster all the way. Bright! (Victoria as it was on SV)
Over the road, and old Springates is now Envy (SV).
It has been several things, it is now Metamorphosis (opened on Friday I believe) - (Streetview as it was)
Even more gibbons than usual in Hill Street.
No 18... from Arrow Insurance, to vacant, to Falles Fine Art, now Stanley G. (StreetV)
10 Wharf St - what was once the Golden Egg, latterly the Buddhabar, now named Harlem (St.V.) (

15 Bond St... was Gillborn Associates in a long line of various occupants... it's now Emporio with a nice subtle joke on the chalkboard outside - go take a look :)

Caledonia Place - some changes since Google came (StreetView) between the H'Bridge at #7 and Pure at #10.
#8 has been GM Car Sales, and Dixies, is currently Alla Piazza (with a To Let sign).
#9 was Bentley's, is now TJ's Bar

20 Esplanade, a new Liberation Stores hasn't quite shaken off the old Jaipur look. (SV)
Oh, and the place next door with all the interesting mouldings is planned for demolition and replacement with..... have a guess... offices.

12 Sand St - was Kaiyum's, is now Rio Bar & Rodizio Grill (SV)
The puzzlingly burnt chapel has kept its frontage as part of "1875" (frazzled wreck on Streetview)
Bella Italia will reopen next week. New deco job.
77 Bath St, next to Jeff's - was Besco (Streetview), now Universe Salon.
Corner of Chevalier Rd. and Gas Place - was Cutting Edge (Streetview when there was parking around here) then went vacant for a while. It's now Splendida at "Park House"

Food City on the corner of St.James and Grosvenor (SV) - not a new one but I felt like saying I remember the Lemon Plaice chippy, do you?
Opposite West's - ytel or Y:tel (Streetview as it was feeling unique)
Pedal Power moved from here (Bath St) to replace OK Express at 36 The Parade.
22 Rouge Bouillon opposite Sacre Coeur - the Bar-B-Q Boss Eating House is now Bolero Bistro (Streetview)
ESM, known for this landmark building at First Tower/St.Andrew's, has opened ESM Lighting and Lifestyle next door at Farley's Lane (StreetView) replacing God knows what :)

92 Bath St - looking past the old Odeon now a place for the Freedom mob to have sing-songs to appease their God - and The Latin Taste replaces Lou's Blooming Things. If I was Lou I'd be saying a lot worse than "Blooming" as yet another local business failed in this parking-starved part of town.

76 Bath St - the old Viceroy (SV) is now Reguengo's, and the shop next door is vacant.
Finally, what was Supervalue at Burrard / St. James Street (or Funchal Rd now, or something) is aptly a home for Jane James the purveyor of delightful ceramics -

I'll keep on bringing you Jersey changes if anyone cares.
Just say the word :)


Anonymous said...

Do you remember Roberts chemist, top end of Bath street? I worked there years ago. Real maze of a place. Would love to see what it looks like now.

crapaudmatic said...

Hi there... the Queen St end, I presume - otherwise you'd see it on Streetview? And which side? I'll get a snap for you :)

Anonymous said...

Oh thank you!
Yes Queen Street End.
Bellinghams made the corner with Dorothy Perkins (I think) on the other side. Roberts was the first shop in Bath Street proper on the Bellinghams side. It had a large frontage with three separate entrances.The first two were to the Victorian part of the building then there was a more modern annex which held the optician part of the business. Each door rang a different sounding bell so you would knew when someone had come into a different part of the shop to where you were working. The building itself was four stories high with a beauticians on the first floor the rest left as stockrooms. Last time I was in Jersey it had become a menswear shop but I don't know what happened to it after that.

crapaudmatic said...

3 Bath Street is still menswear, run by Str Paul Routier as "The General Clothing Store" the last I knew, probably still is. It has just been repainted and doesn't have any name on show yet. Pics to follow soon :)

Anonymous said...

That wasn't a landslide uphill from the Shell Garden, it was actually an attempt at making a new driveway up to a house up on top, that can't even be seen from the road! Crazy! The driveway would be amazingly steep.