Letter: Let’s do and be different

This letter sent to the Star was written by Robert Smith, Vernon Terrace, Crosspool, S10

Monday, 17th May 2021, 7:03 am
Updated Monday, 17th May 2021, 7:12 am
John Lewis

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.

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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.