Great – and somewhat reassuring news reaches me from new reader Lizzie Eden. You’ll recall that last week, I was musing on the apparent suspension in two local building projects, the new Co-op store on Streets Corner, Walsall Wood and the conversion of the former Avion Cinema in Aldridge to a Wetherspoons pub. The latter has been particularly eagerly anticipated by Aldridge locals, who have been crying out for a decent pint in the town for years.
It seems the project is still ongoing. Lizzie had this to say:
I recently wrote to Wetherspoons to find out what was going on with the Avion and received a very charming response. Apparently they did not sign the lease for the building until 30th November last as the owners were charged with bringing the building up to scratch. They hope to start their own work soon with a view to opening in May.
Bring it on!
Thanks to Lizzie for that – this blog really couldn’t function without reader contributions, and they’re always welcome. Also, thanks for reading along, and please do feel free to have a mooch around.