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    At the civic they're planning an extra balcony in the civic above the existing one, as mark says. Plus installing a balcony in the wulfrun to increase capacity too.
    Think some issues arose as a result of grade 2 listing?

    A lot of bands love the civic, moreso after a massive overhaul of the backstage areas was done a few years ago. Bands were genuinely clambering to get in there.

    Building an arena would be risky. There's a variety of similar sized venues locally (ie midlands) with birmingham the obvious competition, having the NEC, NIA, town hall, symphony hall, hippodrome and so on. So you'd need to be cautious in looking at the size of venue you're building.

    Plus, the market for tours has gone down, unless it's a mega show (ie NEC, or stadium to reduce costs). That's why comedians are everywhere these days, cheaper and easier to sort a seat & mic/stand with a few lights. Lot less gear, lot cheaper to run a tour. A lot of bands instead focus on the festival circuit instead.

    Civic is one of the best venues I've been to, to be fair.
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    Beattie's building up for sale at 3 million, sports direct looking at moving the actual store and stock to a more convenient site in the town centre,says the E&S.
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    the local historians among you might enjoy these - https://www.theguardian.com/artandde...ne-in-pictures

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLA View Post
    the local historians among you might enjoy these - https://www.theguardian.com/artandde...ne-in-pictures
    Thanks for that SLA. I worked near loads of those places, so was nice to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLA View Post
    the local historians among you might enjoy these - https://www.theguardian.com/artandde...ne-in-pictures
    I like anything like this but it's 1983 and the photos look like they're pre war ??
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    Try going to some of those areas now...
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    Ahhh, the Merry Hill monorail...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    I like anything like this but it's 1983 and the photos look like they're pre war ??
    The world of 1983 is probably as different from now as the world of 1933. You're just old enough to remember 1983

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    https://www.insidermedia.com/news/mi..._story_article

    Landmark building sale falls through klaxon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Hullis View Post
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    Landmark building sale falls through klaxon
    Eesh, not good. I was really hopeful as to what the Uni had planned for it. It's just gonna sit there empty until it falls into ruin, like the Eye Infirmary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by machin05 View Post
    Eesh, not good. I was really hopeful as to what the Uni had planned for it. It's just gonna sit there empty until it falls into ruin, like the Eye Infirmary.
    I don't think the council would allow that. It can't have come as a surprise how much the building would've cost to renovate, much of it is in shit order.

    I hope something positive happens and I hope they uncover the grand staircase the Beatties did away with.

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