Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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Unfortunately those buildings belong to a different era, they’re gone and theres nothing we can do about it. The fine craftmanship that defined both Cannocks and Todds is probably also a thing of the past and any attempt to recreate these structures would just be pure pastiche!
Despite being less elaborate, Todds was probably more of a loss considering its prominent location in what is literally the very centre of the city. The ornate brickwork of the former William Street facade is quite similar to the old Boyds department store (See 2nd attachment).
The current building is now 45 years old and has basically reached the end of its shelf life. Its been in the ownership of the Brown Thomas group since the 1980s but despite ploughing lots of funds into the store, the exterior has remained untouched. With new developments at the opera centre and Aurthurs quay possibly coming on stream in the next few years, hopefully we might finally see some changes.