Letter: Let’s do and be different
This letter sent to the Star was written by Robert Smith, Vernon Terrace, Crosspool, S10
Given that the forecasted loss of the Sheffield City Centre John Lewis shop “magnet”, impacting on such a wide range of other city businesses; entertainment, restaurants, cafes, hostelries, hotels etc. etc.,: my proposal would be for the Sheffield City Council to “Nationalize”, or as may wish… call it “Councilize” the whole business, property, re-engage the same staff, management, current stock, and the administration inventory.
As Sheffielders we recognize this “keystone” business to Sheffield City Centre vibrancy v the out of Town Meadowhall.
I am sure that from day “GO” of this proposal Sheffielders would rally round such a move; and I am also sure it would yield a nett profit to the Owners, the City of Sheffield, the proposal could also incorporate in such a plan the Employees partner, annual percentage reward, being a part of the current John Lewis business model.
Lets show them, John Lewis CEOs & Directors, what a mistake they have made in failing our City, in showing their favour of Leeds.
We will, Sheffield City, “never be knowingly undersold!”
Come on let’s do, and be different.