(This post was originally posted by Chewy on the Coronation Street Blog in August 2016, reposted to this blog with permission.)
Dev Alahan has been the Corner Shop boss for a long time now, 17 years in fact, which got me thinking, maybe it's time for a change at the Corner Shop.
I do like Dev as a character, he's strange but likeable.
The Corner Shop however does feel a bit wasted on Dev, most of the scenes we see these days are between Dev, Mary and Erica. It doesn't really feel like a meeting place for characters like it used to, especially now that characters like Molly and Sophie no longer work there.
It would be interesting to see perhaps a new character coming into the street and buying the shop from Dev, who still has Prima Donner to share scenes with other characters.
Perhaps even Freshco could open a mini market there, and bring in a manager.
With Kate Oates first episode airing today, I wonder if we will begin to see some changes on the Street?
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