Apple Store New St. – Estate Gazette

Apple is in talks to open a new flagship shop on Birmingham’s New Street next to the £650m revamped New Street Station.

The move would see the technology giant vacate its 4,000 sq ft store at the Bullring, where it can exercise a break clause next year, and upsize into the circa 20,000 sq ft former banking hall at 128 New Street, owned by Horton Estate.

The new location would bring Apple closer to the 500,000 sq ft Grand Central mall in New Street Station, which is due to open in September and is anchored by a 250,000 sq ft John Lewis.

Horton chief executive Tony Green said: “128 New Street is an iconic Grade II listed building in the central shopping district. We receive regular interest regarding its availability. I confirm that Apple is among those who have recently made enquiries.”

Current occupier Waterstones is in talks to surrender its lease, which expires in 2018. It pays a passing rent of £880,000 pa.

The book retailer has another store in Birmingham, at the entrance to the Pavilions shopping centre, which would become its only shop in the city.

A source said: “Waterstones would have preferred to keep the New Street store, but the rent is prohibitive. It does not need two outlets in Birmingham.”

After a major refit of the six-storey 128 New Street, Apple is likely to pay a reduced rent of around £650,000-£700,000 pa. Horton may be willing to accept this owing to the strength of the covenant and any additional payment it will gain from Waterstones as a result of the lease surrender.

A source said: “Apple likes to have the best property in each of the key centres. With the neighbouring revamped station and new John Lewis store opening in September, this is a massive draw to this end of New Street.”

Wright Silverwood is advising Horton Estate; Cushman & Wakefield acts for Apple.

170 Things You’ll Never Hear an ENTJ Ask

I compiled a list of 170 things you’ll never hear an ENTJ ask. These are real titles from Personality Cafe forums posted in none ENTJ forums.

  1. Overload of emotions, want to share them.
  2. Kiss me if I’m wrong, but ENFPs like to make out more than other types!
  3. Connection with animals/insects.
  4. Oops sorry.
  5. Do Y’All Like Getting Special Attention From Weird People?
  6. You guys care. Like, a lot.
  7. Do you ever get tired of opening peoples hearts?
  8. Givers in an ocean of takers.
  9. Describe what your soul looks like.
  10. Why do you like to huge hug/say I love you so much?
  11. What’s your soul song?
  12. Seeking an ENFP girl with a yellow toothbrush??
  13. Do you play pretend?
  14. Do you need me?
  15. Do we ever learn not to get our hearts stomped on so easily?
  16. If you sense someone is not happy and its awkward, do you need to make them happy?
  17. If a goat fucked a squirrel, would that equal a squirroat?
  18. We care because we are square
  19. Mostly likely ENTJ to pet a unicorn while naked and wearing a cape
  20. ENTJ singing on video thread
  21. Let’s vocaroo our farts
  22. How to be really, really, ridiculously good looking
  23. the VENTING thread
  24. I’m done with this capitalist society and its stupid fixation with money (A rant)
  25. The sex advice thread
  26. Why are we considered the most hardass personality type?
  27. Lets watch MsBossyPants shake her pom-poms thread
  28. songs about your current feeling
  29. I’m so emotional I’m having trouble making practical decisions, I just want everyone to like me )= help me
  30. Feelings being hurt, being very sensitive at times
  31. Is Star Wars happening to the United States
  32. Grinding?
  33. Advice for first time at a club
  34. Your thoughts on this valentines day idea…
  35. Shedding tears & what other people think of me”
  36. Feeling like you don’t mean as much to your friends as they mean to you…?
  37. Are you okay with being vulnerable?
  38. New year; new me?
  39. Something she said to me and I was offended
  40. Rant about your feelings here…
  41. Too much love… what do you do?
  42. Is this ever okay?
  43. How did you fall in love
  44. Crap… I can’t explain my brain.
  45. ENTJ Art, no harsh criticism please ❤
  46. I wish I could fit in
  47. Your last peaceful vacation
  48. Finding myself
  49. Cartoons/Anime that has impacted your life/changed your perspectives
  50. Advice please! Tip toeing around a (possibly) jealous friend…?
  51. Need help separating myself from a hurtful friend.
  52. Doormat? Too closed up?
  53. Follow Your Heart: Find Your Values.
  54. Are we easy to talk to?
  55. Need inspiration for a poem (about myself).
  56. Rainbows and Sunshine
  57. Imagine if one day, we woke up and lost our shyness…
  58. Can we be best friends? 🙂 I want you all! 🙂
  59. Ever notice that you tilt your head to the right?
  60. Seeking an ENFP girl with a “yellow” toothbrush.
  61. Feelings being hurt, being very sensitive at times
  62. The stream of consciousness – Venting thread for ENTJs
  63. You’re so quiet
  64. What do you hate about yourself
  65. Do you get persecuted for caring too much for animals like they are people?
  66. Daydreaming
  67. How do you deal with feelings of inadequacy?
  68. In what ways you avoid conflicts or avoid crowded places?
  69. Why do cats like boxes?
  70. When Was the Last Time you Cried?
  71. Can You Explain How Your Fi Works?
  72. Feeling like I’m a Bad Person?
  73. How do we get out of toxic relations and heavy manipulations?
  74. Rainbows and Sunshine
  75. Entirely from my heart and my soul
  76. Do you make excuses for everything you say and do?
  77. Are you really Idealistic/Optimistic?
  78. Lyrics that you feel show a facet of your spirit
  79. Scared of Life
  80. Healers – Hooponopono
  81. Issues with Disrupting Other Peoples Lives
  82. Strippers Have Feelings Too?
  83. Are You OK With Being Vulnerable?
  84. How Do You Express Your Emotions in Public?
  85. Meltdowns
  86. I’m Reaching Out for Support Today
  87. Do You Have A Tendency to Apologise?
  88. The Tribulations of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)
  89. Dogs: Man’s best friend or worst enemy?
  90. Hypothetical situation… about love. Awwww
  91. The Happy Thread!
  92. Feeling Misunderstood, Left out, & Abandoned.
  93. Facebook: A tool for helping people
  94. Isolation and desire to connect
  95. Hello everyone, would anyone like to be my friend here?
  96. Let’s talk about some of our Ideals
  97. Kiss me if I’m wrong, but ENFPs like to make out more than other types!
  98. Too Affectionate?
  99. Help with my Confidence Levels
  100. Do I have Histrionic tendencies?
  101. Learning to let go…
  102. Why do ENTPs kick so much ass?
  103. Plagued by the darkness of my soul and drowning in my own sea of emotions.
  104. I just want to spend the rest of my life looking at puppies.
  105. Favourite soap opera???????????
  106. The Zen of ENTJ
  107. Why doesn’t anyone like me?!!!!
  108. Do ENTJs Fall in Love (Or get Fond) Too Easily?
  109. Let The Bodies Hit The Floor is a song, yes?
  110. The Deep and Meaningful Winnie-The-Pooh Character Test
  111. Have you ever had a crush on a non-human cartoon character?
  112. Have you ever felt too much of someone else’s sadness?
  113. Why do some chords make me cry
  114. How much are you a Justin Bieber wannabe?
  115. Science is flawed.
  116. What’s a good way to describe yellow to someone?
  117. How to Make People like me????? 😦
  118. Taking Things Too Personally
  119. LOL I’m such a slacker…
  120. Why do you guys not stand up for yourselves??
  121. Inspirational Art Moods?
  122. You’re So Quiet
  123. Do you daydream/fantasise a lot?
  124. I know that you are probably right, but I’m still gonna disagree with you.
  125. Laziness and Productivity: Advice?
  126. Expressing Sympathy to your boss
  127. Why Capitalism just doesn’t work
  128. How to cheer up instead of being sad or worrying?
  129. Accidentally Ate My Own Shit.
  130. How to feel
  131. How are you feeling today?
  132. Can you hear shapes?
  133. Too Emotional at Work — now what?
  134. Horrid Weather – How do you cope?
  135. I Feel Helpless Because I’m Tall
  136. Does anyone else daydream a lot?
  137. Where should my opinion of right and wrong come from?
  138. Tips to mend your [sic.] broken heart
  139. Stories about being polite to the police officer.
  140. I am actually an idiot
  141. I just adore small talk
  142. The earth is flat
  143. So much inner complexity it hurts 😦
  144. Tips on how to emotionally cope with insults?
  145. Any homemakers out there?
  146. Why ESTJs make our life better.
  147. A nice tip to stop negative self talk
  148. Your favourite cereal and what it says about you
  149. How does one socialise?
  150. How to overcome self-loathing
  151. I’m always the one saying sorry
  152. I’m afraid to stand out HELP
  153. Expert astrologist advice on getting your ex back!
  154. The joy of a rigid schedule
  155. The beauty of repetition
  156. How astral projection can save your soul
  157. Why your feelings know more than your head
  158. What’s that emotion called that’s kind of like 20% happy but also 10% sad and 30% angry and 50% depressed?
  159. Should I name my child a happy name or a sad name?
  160. My astrology symbol is x and my boyfriend/girlfriend is a x, can we still marry?
  161. Why is everyone just like me?
  162. Does this shirt make me look fat?
  163. Why do my ENTP friend keep yelling at my garden gnome?
  164. Domesticating the ENTP.
  165. There is Nothing More To it Than the Literal Level. Shut Up and Just Accept It
  166. Problems with Low Libido
  167. Cubicle Life is Really Interesting
  168. I’m Being Accused of Being Too Organised and Punctual. Help!
  169. Share Your Cross Stitch Patterns!
  170. Inspirational Quotes that Made You Cry