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Friday, 20 April 2012

"Top Chef Says 'NO' To Jersey"

Top chef not now coming to Jersey

Marco Pierre White as he appeared in an advertisement around the Waterfront
Marco Pierre White as he appeared in an advertisement around the Waterfront

AFTER months of speculation, it has been confirmed that celebrity chef Marco Pierre White will not be opening any restaurants on the Waterfront.

And it is looking likely that the three restaurants, which had been due to open at Dandara’s Castle Quay flat development, will now become offices and a nursery.

This week two applications for Castle Quay were submitted to the Planning department. They include plans to change the use of a restaurant into a nursery – Organic Kids Ltd – and a proposal to change two restaurants into offices by Dandara Jersey Ltd.

Dandara’s press officer, Christine Holmes, said: ‘Castle Quay is a very important Waterfront destination and as such, it is imperative that the space is filled. We are therefore exploring alternative uses to keep our options open.

‘We are in the final stages of negotiations with a restaurant operator, details of which will be available in the next three months. It is not Marco Pierre White.’

19 comments:

  1. ‘We are in the final stages of negotiations with a restaurant operator, details of which will be available in the next three months'.

    PR speak for 'We havent got a clue who would want to move their operation into our overpriced concrete jungle but we are asking as many people as we can in the hope some mug signs on the dotted line - call me in 3 months - if you havent forgotten all about this non story by then"

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  2. Too much wasted effort being put into a doomed project. The waterfront is an embarassment to Jersey.

    I had to laugh at one of the estate agents selling speak (slash garbage) "views on to the courtyard". What they dont mention is, only if you look down otherwise the main view is just a reminder of the crap you just bought just in another block. It utterly pisses me off that these places were allowed to be built especially when you have our government harping on about traditional values and the Jersey way of life. Obviously that doesnt matter when it comes to Dandara.

    Still, at least they all have their "Juliet" balconies should any prospective buyers decide to take the plunge!!

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  3. Anon who sent the children's nursery comment, can you please send me some proof of your claim before I publish it?

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    1. There are too many children at the la providence OK with not enough staff. The manger walked out. They have been taken to petty debts as they haven't paid their bills. Jersey water wanted to switch the water off. My child was due to go there, but I have withdrawn them and lost my deposit. I am totally against this! Maybe do a spot check to check them out!

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    2. Go and visit the one at la providence. shocking!

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  4. Who would want to live above a nursery? OK or not so OK?

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  5. A paedophile would probably be the answer to that one, and Christ knows, we have enough of them!!!

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  6. What's going to be organic about the nursery being at the waterfront? Should be in the country. Where will the veg patch go? Ha ha,joke. What about a play area? There's none. Joke. Very out of place.

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  7. They got all the poison that was dumped under there to play with.

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  8. Parking for the nursery, wheres that? Underground? What a hassle! So not a place for a nursery. Organic? What's going to be organic about a town nursery? Will they have a minibus? The other Organic one is still waiting for theirs?!

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  9. Organic Kids. What a joke! The one in st lawrence has only just opened and there are probs from what I have heard. The manager has gone, staff probs, no outdoor toys. Just cram them in. Quick way to make money! They can go to the cinema, go to kfc, go for a swim in the sea, then go home upstairs.

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  10. My child won't be going there! I have withdrawn my from the other one due to lack of staff.

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  11. I'm guessing that Marco has visited...seen what an empty 'flop' these hutches have proved to be and in NO WAY wants to be associated with it.....Will a local business want to fill this space? I doubt it unless they have a death wish.
    Having a children's nursery instead of a Michelin star restaurant should please the residents (if there are any?) who were stupid enough to fall for the Dandara sales pitch.
    Dandara's bubble is about to burst.....borrowing more and more money for quick turnover crap quality projects to fund the big stuff, BTW whats happened to Westmount hutches? pmsl...who wants to live in an old quarry...Stig?

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  12. I know I'm a cynic but I can't help wondering if he never intended to open restaurants there, but was paid to pretend, to boost the profile of the development and get the planning permission

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  13. These are the very same owners of ok, google tommy day nursery solihull

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  14. Anon, please send me some proof that the company you mentioned is in the petty debts court all the time, then I will publish your comment....

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