Letter: Lots of reasons to visit Sheffield city centre
This letter was written by Amerjit Basi from Sheffield 6
I think we can all agree that town faces challenges but I'm rather surprised by anyone not being able to come up with even one reason to visit. I think if you asked readers for reasons they'd come with lots.
Here's some of mine:
- Galleries - from the Site to the Graves
Rose House pub Walkley: Sheffield landlady pledges to stay open after windows smashed in two attacks
Sheffield boxing and Strictly star Nicola Adams reveals name of baby boy born to her and Ella Baig
Staniforth Road Darnall: Man injured as van is smashed up in front of stunned onlookers in Sheffield
Popple Street: Kidnap, false imprisonment and blackmail charges after police swoop on Sheffield street
Cole Brothers Sheffield: Eerie video inside former John Lewis department store reveals empty shelves, static escalators and scrawled messages from staff on the walls
- Cinema - the wonderful Showroom, and the other choices we have eg Curzon, the Light, Odeon.
- Theatre - we are very lucky to have the quality of the Crucible and Lyceum, alongside others.
- Food - delectable Tamper, Marmadukes, Kommune and the food places in Orchard and Leopold Square.
- Architecture - just look up, and great gems still such as Wharncliffe Fireclay works on Divison Street.
- Shopping - still great to browse and buy books in Waterstones, Moor market, Atkinsons, and all the indy shops in Sheffield. I hope we can do much more to support all the independents as well as chains.
- Greenspaces - my favourite is Balm Green, but who doesn't feel joy being in the Winter Gardens or walking past the amazing Grey to Green space, when heading down to the Don and Quays.
I love Sheffield. We all play a part in making it a great city, and that does mean spending time in town (and money).