The villagyness of Stokey! - blimey pauly, delusions of grandeur! Folkestone is unfortunately not Highgate on sea and loosing M&S is a blow (it's been here for 80 years I heard) and so even a chain such a Starbucks can only be a good thing. The more 'names' the better I would think?
This is part of my site The 'Gerald that I built in a frenzy of excitement when I first moved here sometime in '04. I'd been a regular visitor for a while before that but I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get now. This site was a lot more dynamic with a calendar of events and voting for favourite venues and things, and I hear it was a useful resource for others who were moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though just a couple of miles) it doesn't get as much love as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is now becoming the exciting place we always thought it was about to become. I am not Gerald BTW, this comes from a pretend paper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local newspaper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are GRATE aren't they? Do contact me if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.