Aileen Colleran’s Blog

Partick, Politics and Passions

Big Yellow Taxi

 ruem11.jpg..Except that paradise doesnt exactly describe the former scrapyard site in Beith Street at Partick – but that’s no reason to accept a massive Tesco megastore. What a dismal and limited vision for a site on the bank of the River Kelvin , a new church of consumerism, a temple of temptation, with aisles of crisps and fizzy drinks and microwave meals.. Don’t get me wrong I think supermarkets have their place – for life’s essentials – cat litter, bog roll, teabags and pot noodles.. I crave access to a decent bakery, cheese shop, butchers, daily fruit and veg market. For anyone who insists this is an unrealistic expectation in a modern 21st century city, I have one word – Paris. My favourite streets are the Rue Monge, Rue Mouffetard and Avenue des Gobelins.

Locals happily shop daily with trolleys – men too ! Another world is possible… for more info on current campaigning :
http://www.tescopoly.org/

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April 18, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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