Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Who Owns the Rovers: A Definitive Answer

In the past few days on one of our blog posts, the The Top 10 Mysteries of Coronation Street,  there has been a discussion on the mystery of who owns the Rovers Returns. There has been a lot of confusion over this since it was never clear if Carla did go through with the offer to buy Liz's share of the pub after Steve sold his share to "Travis, Ltd. " aka Tony.

Many thanks to a commenter, Corriefan, who pointed the way to a post that was made on the Coronation Street Guestbook on August 2 by Daphne. This was information obtained by email straight from ITV's David Nugent:

"Many thanks for the e-mail about the ownership of the Rovers and I do hope the below clarify matters.
Liz paid off the debts Steve had run up using Street Cars money. Steve then had a huge tax bill, which Tony paid off. He then also agreed to help pay for the wedding. Tony then pretended that all this strain on his finances had forced him into dodgy deals with loan sharks who were now threatening him with violence if he did not pay them back. Steve sold his half of the Rovers to Travis Ltd. (Tony's bogus company). Steve gave the proceeds to Tony, who effectively paid himself! Liz was about to sell her half of the Rovers to Carla but before they could sign on the dotted line, she learned of Tony's plan to get the pub. Therefore, Liz still owns her half of the pub, while Tony owns the other half."

So there you have it straight from the studio. Liz does still own half of the pub and Tony owns the other half at the moment. We do know that Liz is trying to keep Tony out of it and we've suspected that she'll get back together with Tony only to get Steve's share back for him somehow. Watch this space!

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Daithi_c said...

What about Liz's plan to get Tony to sign a legal document
to make him a silent partner in ownership of The Rovers Return?

Perhaps Tracy should try to do the same thing, since she doesn't
have enough money to buy him out of his share of Barlow's Buys.

Daithi_c said...

P.S. Thanks for going to the trouble to
get to the truth of a rather sticky question
that was never wholly or clearly explained
in the show (or I just missed that bit, which
is also entirely possible).


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