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Any ideas where it is? (I know it says) just can’t picture where
Over the Lionel Rd Sth rail bridge, north towards the A4 & it's on your left - the next building by/past Magnets
 

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The update sounds very positive with lots of improvements on the current offering.
 

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Looked like a couple shipping containers stuck one on top othe other when I passed it on Saturday . (Apologies, if I have insulted the archtiect who designed our new superstore).
 

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Here?
 

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Can't wait, should make a Xmas killing. I heard in the past the old shop was a really bad deal for the club, assume rent high and we were not the landlord?
 

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I assume they weren't able to get or afford a site by/at the actual stadium, which would have been ideal.

Though I do think even a site south of the stadium, fronting onto Chiswick High Road/Kew Bridge, would have attracted much more attention/footfall too, especially on matchdays.

Oh well, needs must I suppose and it's gotta be an improvement on the last cramped little shop.
 
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I assume they weren't able to get or afford a site by/at the actual stadium, which would have been ideal.

Though I do think even a site south of the stadium, fronting onto Chiswick High Road/Kew Bridge, would have attracted much more attention/footfall too, especially on matchdays.

Oh well, needs must I suppose and it's gotta be an improvement on the last cramped little shop.
Some are just never happy!
 

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How is this not "by/at the actual stadium"?
What I meant was that with the majority of fans approaching the BCS from the south, then they've still got to go right on past it to arrive at the store. Which won't deter keen fans of course, but more casual fans or first timers etc, mightn't bother, in fact, mightn't even know it's there.

I mean, will it even be visible from the BCS? (Unsure)

I hope I'm wrong, but many people are lazy/clueless, which is why a prominent location with high footfall is so important for retail.
 

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I assume they weren't able to get or afford a site by/at the actual stadium, which would have been ideal.

Though I do think even a site south of the stadium, fronting onto Chiswick High Road/Kew Bridge, would have attracted much more attention/footfall too, especially on matchdays.

Oh well, needs must I suppose and it's gotta be an improvement on the last cramped little shop.
Think it's better fronting GWR. Perfect for a quick stop in the car...parking would be horrendous on the other side.

Hopefully having it there will allow people to park on non matchdays and walk over to the Ticket Office if the need to...or even better the TO can use the shop as a collection point.
 

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What I meant was that with the majority of fans approaching the BCS from the south, then they've still got to go right on past it to arrive at the store. Which won't deter keen fans of course, but more casual fans or first timers etc, mightn't bother, in fact, mightn't even know it's there.

I mean, will it even be visible from the BCS? (Unsure)

I hope I'm wrong, but many people are lazy/clueless, which is why a prominent location with high footfall is so important for retail.
How do you know that?

Even if it was true it's like saying the MUFC Superstore is in the wrong place because the majority of fans approach from different direction.

That's moaning and there's a hyperbole moan. This is over the hyperbole moan.

You were told that there wouldn't be a store at all, now there's one within 2 mins walk and you're f***ing complaining, no wonder the club can't win.
 

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How do you know that?

Even if it was true it's like saying the MUFC Superstore is in the wrong place because the majority of fans approach from different direction.

That's moaning and there's a hyperbole moan. This is over the hyperbole moan.

You were told that there wouldn't be a store at all, now there's one within 2 mins walk and you're f***ing complaining, no wonder the club can't win.
Whatever.
 

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No more question your honour.
This isn't a court of law and I wasn't "moaning", merely expressing an opinion that the location - which I acknowledged may be the best available btw - may not be optimal.

That's all, really.
 

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This looks excellent. Perfect location, too. I hope it’s very successful.

I‘ll reserve judgement until it’s actually open, though. Hopefully anyone involved in the previous club shop’s management has been told to go on to a new, exciting challenge elsewhere and a professional team has brought in to run the new venture.
 

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I assume they weren't able to get or afford a site by/at the actual stadium, which would have been ideal.

Though I do think even a site south of the stadium, fronting onto Chiswick High Road/Kew Bridge, would have attracted much more attention/footfall too, especially on matchdays.

Oh well, needs must I suppose and it's gotta be an improvement on the last cramped little shop.
Ealing this is 25 yards from the stepped entrance to the North Stand!
 

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Have the club had their eye on this site for some time? Looks perfect and wondered if it’s fallen in to their lap or if it was known it would eventually become the new superstore when the stadium design was being finalised.
 

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Don’t buy Brentford kit but love to see the club progressing…are we big time yet!?!
 

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Weren't we originally looking to set something up on the high street? I think we found this site was available and acted quickly. Either way it will be very good to have a store there!
 

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Ealing this is 25 yards from the stepped entrance to the North Stand!
OK, that must be where I was going wrong, then, since I had thought it is out by the Great West Road i.e. rather further away.

Or as the Official put it:: "located where Lionel Road South meets Great West Road near Brentford Community Stadium."

Happy to be shown to be wrong, then.
 

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This looks excellent. Perfect location, too. I hope it’s very successful.

I‘ll reserve judgement until it’s actually open, though. Hopefully anyone involved in the previous club shop’s management has been told to go on to a new, exciting challenge elsewhere and a professional team has brought in to run the new venture.

To be fair to the old/current shop they were very helpful when I snuck in at 4.59 on Saturday and pleasantly showed me what I was looking for when they could have just said they were closing up.
 

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OK, that must be where I was going wrong, then, since I had thought it is out by the Great West Road i.e. rather further away.

Or as the Official put it:: "located where Lionel Road South meets Great West Road near Brentford Community Stadium."

Happy to be shown to be wrong, then.
It is. Have you been to the North Stand?
 

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The building was designed without using an architect and is an insult to your eyes, but the location is very very good. Hopefully the fitting company are tasked with Imroving the outside shell of the building, landlord permitting.
It's about 1 min from the west stand and north stand.
 

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Not moaning but it states it more than twice the size of the current shop, not three or four times, given that the current shop is pretty small I'm not expecting this to be a massive upgrade, chuck in an extra three to four thousand more fans on match day compared to Griffin Park and lots of new fans wanting to get a bit of brentford gear and reckon its going to be rammed in there on match day, I must say that the little shop bit in North stand family end is pretty well stocked for such a small unit, mainly kids stuff though but no queueing.
 

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Not moaning but it states it more than twice the size of the current shop, not three or four times, given that the current shop is pretty small I'm not expecting this to be a massive upgrade, chuck in an extra three to four thousand more fans on match day compared to Griffin Park and lots of new fans wanting to get a bit of brentford gear and reckon its going to be rammed in there on match day, I must say that the little shop bit in North stand family end is pretty well stocked for such a small unit, mainly kids stuff though but no queueing.
BFC are sacrificing size for location. Also to my knowledge BFC has never made a £1 in profit from merchandise, so a large capital investment on a large unit lease is maybe not possible.
 

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What I meant was that with the majority of fans approaching the BCS from the south, then they've still got to go right on past it to arrive at the store. Which won't deter keen fans of course, but more casual fans or first timers etc, mightn't bother, in fact, mightn't even know it's there.

I mean, will it even be visible from the BCS? (Unsure)

I hope I'm wrong, but many people are lazy/clueless, which is why a prominent location with high footfall is so important for retail.
Why do you think the majority of fans approach from the south, especially given your user name?

I assume the West stand has the biggest capacity, and the north stand, all makes this close to half the crowd at least.

It also has parking on non match days not the case on Kew bridge

And when they work out just in time deliveries they can do away with the distribution centre and turn it into a bar for the North stand 😃😃😃😃
 
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