Do yo remember when the smoking ban came in and all of a sudden the true smell of pubs could be smelt?
Stale beer, piss, and shit.
I was in Leeds at the time and I think all my regular pubs had new carpets and the seats cleaned.
I guess it's because then the customer gets a sense of choice in what sort of place opens up. And it creates a bit of a buzz with like minded people with a bit of cash to spare from the area. A good example is the thread we had in here.
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I remember there being "rewards" for each donation though. So if you put in £xxx then you got a meal for 4 or whatever.
It seems more like a good way to get an advance on the money to help you set up without owing the bank.