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Another independent shop closing

Just been down Hamilton Road and see that OMG is having a closing down sale.

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Stephen D
Haven't they had a closing down sale for some months now?
Marc T inactive
It's a shame.  But, badly chosen site in the first place, to be honest.  Felixstowe is not full of rich teenagers eager for over-priced "designer" tat.
Elizabeth A
OMG is not tat, Primark is tat, very insulting
Christine B
OMG is overpriced its not tat but i feel that  george at asda and tu from sainsburys offer teenagers better value but primark is not tat either as i said b4 i have a t-shirt bought the year they opened in Ipswich and it still in very good condition and i wear it at least a couple of times each summer
Marc T inactive
Ooooh, handbags!  By "tat", I meant overpriced items that are unnecessary.  Like t-shirts with logos on them that cost 20 times as much as Primark.  There's a lot of stupid people out there who are happy to spend way too much money on stuff that they think impresses other people.  In my mind, those people are buying "tat". 
Best value clothing I ever bought was from Greece - designer knock-off t-shirts for about 1 Euro a piece.  They outlasted all my Next, Ocean Pacific and Quiksilver clothing.  So much for "quality designer labels" huh?  Compared to the copies, the originals were just tat.
Michael R
I'm sad they are going it's only clothes shop in felixstowe I visit since Wills went.
I was surprised it had been open 10 years, if they been there that long it's hardly a badly chosen site is it Marc? Amazing how stuff passes you by time wise though.

They've always seemed good value to me im still wearing stuff I got 4 or 5 years ago.

I got all my Jack & Jones Tshirts there and they were £12 to £15 I wouldn't call that overpriced. In fact only slightly more than Burtons but def better quality.
My wife works in a national and still bought stuff in o.m.g Despite staff discount in her store cos she said it was better value, and I wouldn't argue with her on shopping skills!

It's sad that another shop has gone so another empty unit, felixstowe has always has a good choice of small stores until the last few years.
It also means I have to go to wahoo in Ipswich for what I want which means I will visit hamillton rd less.
I'm a big supporter of our town centre but my choice of shops i like has gone so my reason to shop here has now gone :( so I will visit Ipswich more which in long run means I spend less in Felixstowe.
The town seems to have a lot of empty spaces again, is there any more charity shops left to come or we got em all!
Christine B
i doubt we got all possible charity shops , but independent shops have come and gone in felixstowe for as long as i can remember ,
Christine B
one of my sons fave was bits and bytes  got his first pc from them
Stick of Rock
With closure of OMG comes also the closure of Cafe Kitsch.

OMG was the only shop in Felixstowe that had any connection to the modern world, yes it was pricey and I certainly couldn't afford their items but at least they were trying to connect to the younger generation which is more than any other shop in this town does.

Cafe Kitsch was the only imaginative and quirky cafe in town, now that's gone it's back to sitting with the weirdos in Greggs.

If you are under 60 Felixstowe doesn't want to know.
Marc T inactive
Well, there is the Corner Cafe and that YummyMummy cafe just past Fabric8...

TBH, Kitsch's only "imagination" seemed to be to serve decorated cakes.
Stephen D
Stick of Rock is very sadly quite right, although I'm not too sure that all over 60s are well catered for either!  Cafe Kitsch was that little bit different and although there are other cafes, Kitsch met a niche market.  A pity to see that go and I doubt that it and OMG will be replaced by anything very exciting.
Stick of Rock
Cafe on the Corner is awful, the usual tartan shopping trolley brigade in there and as for the cafe that does the china painting, it cost me and my boyfriend £7 for 2 teas, a lemonade and a biscuit. I have never been back since and never will.

Cafe Kitsch was just right, prices were good, food was excellent, atmosphere was great and the decor bang on trend.
Marc T inactive
OK, I take it all back.  CK was quite cool, I admit.  And yes, the Corner Caff is very naff (but good for a full English).  And the Yummy Mummy place is clearly one of those "I saw you coming" joints, for people with more money than sense.  I suppose there's always Maccie D's for a drive-thru coffee...
Stephen D
Marc T - if we're down to your last option, a cup of warm mud would be good!
Marc T inactive
We used to DREAM of a cup of warm mud, etc. etc.
Christine B
I used to love Bumpers that was a good cafe its now the triangle
Marc T inactive
Oh yes, I forgot about the Triangle.  I recall a very fine cup of coffee there, a couple of years ago.  
Stephen D
Marc T - while sitting in't cardboard box chewing gravel by the light o' t'gasworks?
Marc T inactive
Aye, Stephen.  And we were lucky!  25 hours a day down mine for tuppence ha'penny every three years, etc etc.
Nick W
Come on... yolu can't relly complain that Felixstowe doesn't have cafe/coffee shops.  As for who patronises them, that is up to you.  So, starting from the Orwell (and I guess counting that as one), we have:-

Solar cafe (hmmm), River of Life cafe (clean and friendly), Bencotto (coffee, food or alcohol), Triangle (perfectly clean and good food), The Oaks Tearoom (okay - oldies), Costa (enough said), Nero (enough said), Greggs (no comment), Cafe on the Corner (fab breakfasts but they need an extractor fan please), Yummy Mummy (havent tried) and the (is it?) Polish one at the top of Bent Hill.  Oh, and Comptons tearoom in Orwell Road.  Then down to the Alex and Bar129 both of which sell coffee.  That is 14, yes fourteen!! places to have coffee and/or food.

How many more do you want before you find something that is decorated how you like it and excludes anyone over 50?

Just saying ...
Stephen D
Nick W - I think you may have missed The Hamilton (upstairs near Pierrot)
Nick W
Thanks Stephen.  I knew I would have missed someone somewhere... 15 then
Stick of Rock
That is a ridiculous amount for a town this size. I long for some decent foreign food, okabasi restaurants, a good Thai place, a vegetarian south Indian, where I used to live in London we had good restaurants from almost every part of the world all within a 10 min walk, i miss that so much, I'm afraid Felixstowe really is so old fashioned where food and dining out is concerned :-(
Marc T inactive
Like SoR I'd like to have more options than "coffee and a muffin" when I eat out - particularly as I'm not fond of Indian or Italian.  What wouldn't I give for a half decent Mexican .... or some Thai.  Hey ho, I guess that's the price we pay for living in a quiet peaceful town.

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