The identity of that ‘alternative brand’ hasn’t yet been revealed – but we put the story on our Facebook page and asked our readers what they would like to see the prominent site become. Here’s what they told us…
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1. MARKS AND SPENCER
Some people said they'd heard Marks and Spencer was wanting to open at the site. We asked the company about this and a spokesperson said: "We have nothing to announce at this stage, but we will be sure to keep you and the community updated if this changes."
2. OTHER BUSINESSES
Smyths Toys, Primark, Littlewoods, Zara, Lush, IKEA, McDonald’s and Greggs were among the other firms on our readers' Ravenside wish list.
3. 'SMALLER SHOPS IN ONE AREA'
David Hewitt suggested: "What about some smaller shops all in one area?"
4. ICE RINK
People have been calling for an ice rink in Chesterfield for years. It's got to happen one day, surely?!