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Video: The Glades shoppers' views on intu Bromley name-change
NEWS Shopper spent this morning gauging the reaction of the Bromley public to the name-change of The Glades Shopping Centre, which is to be called intu Bromley.
The public’s response was predominantly one of puzzlement and incredulity.
Watch the video below for a selection of the comments, and see further down for more comments from shoppers.
Louise Vincent, 33, a child minder from Bromley South
"I think that this is awful. Why change something if it isn’t broken?
“The Glades is has a very classy ring to it. It is a nice pretty little name.
"You couldn't get anything worse (than intu Bromley).”
Paul Dempsey, 47, a builder from Bromley Common
"I don't like that name. It's always been The Glades - The Glades is fine. Why change it?
"Everyone will just keep calling it The Glades. That is what it has always been and that is what it will always be.”
Julia Conway, 55, a childminder from Shortlands
“I think it’s ridiculous. We’re already in Bromley, we don’t need to go ‘intu Bromley’ and The Glades is an excellent name.
“It’s a waste of money. Give some of the money to me and I’ll redistribute it in a better way.”
James Davidge, 25, business developer from Chislehurst
"It is just a bad name. It sounds like they haven't done any market research.
"The general public is just going to call it The Glades anyway. It is not going to work.
“It's a very weak way of trying to catch up with your competitors."
Jeffrey Watts, 70, retired from Bromley
"It just leaves you cold. It is a nothing name.
"The Glades works well because it is known."
Matthew Leonard, 43, drug treatment agency, Sydenham
"It should remain the name it is. That is what people know.
"I really cannot see what difference it (the name-change) would make.
“The Glades is simple and catchy. (intu Bromley) is a name you would easily forget. I really don't see the point in a name-change.”
David Coates, 56, a builder from Shortlands
"The money would be better spent elsewhere. There are shops upstairs (in the shopping centre) that are empty. It should be spent making rent cheaper for them.”
What do you think about The Glades changing it name to into Bromley? Have your say and add your comments below.