The Grand

The Grand Stainer Sting

July 5, 2021 // 5 Comments

Mortgage lenders, some of whom are household names, must rue the day they lent money to the Stainers, as they count the losses they are making on the 19 Stainer flats. Now we [...]

More woes for Michael Stainer

June 19, 2021 // 12 Comments

Thanks to a local Folkestone resident posting on Facebook last Saturday, we learnt that legal action had been taken to prevent people who’d bought stuff at the Grand online [...]

A Grand Identity Crisis

March 21, 2021 // 7 Comments

So, who has really been in charge at the Grand since Michael Stainer ‘stepped down’ after his November 2018 bankruptcy? For a brief period, until he was unceremoniously [...]

Buyer Beware!

February 23, 2021 // 8 Comments

Any lingering doubts about the survival of Michel Stainer’s Grand empire disappeared on Saturday afternoon. For two hours, process servers acting for the administrators of [...]

Stainer under Restraint?

October 29, 2020 // 4 Comments

Restraint isn’t the word that comes to mind when considering the much battered and bruised Michael Stainer as he fights to retain control of the Grand. Fifteen times in the [...]

Stainer’s Surrender?

September 6, 2020 // 2 Comments

Has Michael Stainer given up the ghost? Have those tired old fingertips clinging to the wreckage of the Grand finally lost their grip? Friday’s brief hearing before [...]

Stainer the false prophet

August 30, 2020 // 8 Comments

Like the biblical prophet some think he resembles, Michael Stainer has frequently prophesised the imminent collapse of part of the southern elevation of the Grand. As [...]