It takes quite a lot to get Moseley residents out of bed first thing on a Sunday morning (this isn’t strictly true) but one thing that was always going to get people out on the streets was work beginning on our new Tesco. First thing this morning the developers moved in and they got themselves a proper Moseley greeting. Eventually the Police had to be called in to stop the bargain hunters getting out of hand.
A local resident managed to gulp back her excitement to tell us “There hasn’t been a decent apple in Moseley since 1998 and I’m going to be the first through the door when it opens.” Another somewhat rudely interrupted to ask “Is it true that you can buy meat from all the animals in Tesco?” We don’t know but we’re keen to find out.
One of the bemused contractors told us “this is weird, don’t you people have other shops?”, little does he know.
An impassioned speech by the head developer set out a vision of Moseley where people will be able to shop unconstrained by the random stock purchasing of other supermarket chains. This was greeted by what can only be described as a rousing “Hurrah” from the assembled crowd.
Though it must be said that this isn’t entirely a good news story, this is only the beginning of development which could take as long as year.
Be patient people of Moseley, be patient. The good times are on their way.