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Brixton chitter-chatter & news Mar 2012

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Mar 1, 2012.

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  1. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Helpful, bookish and a little bit rebellious

    There's a Costa Coffee opposite the station! Doesn't look open yet though.
     
  2. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    It's been open for quite a few weeks :D
     
  3. editor

    editor Got a fever +the only prescription is more cowbell

    That's down to its dreadful design. It always looks closed.
     
  4. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Helpful, bookish and a little bit rebellious

    Oh, I hadn't noticed!
     
  5. kittyP

    kittyP schmeeer

    Is there something going on in Brixton on ir Brockwell Park today?

    Something to do with the strike maybe or something else?

    I can hear a lot of noise coming from somewhere including a lot of shouting earlier.

    Oh, maybe it's a picket outside Jubilee Primary and they are really going for it.
     
  6. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    Road works were due on Morval Road...
     
  7. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Still, it's only taken them 103 years to realise that ;)
     
  8. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    Hmmmm. I am not sure about garlic bread in terms of value versus pizza. How much is the garlic bread?
     
  9. walkssoftly

    walkssoftly Well-Known Member

    Sorry to change the subject but I witness a vicious assault, while I was on the 3 bus, at the bus stop near the police station.

    Some poor guy got the hell beaten out of him for accidentally bumping a guy while trying to get on the bus...in all the years I live in brixton, Ive never seen this kind of violence at first hand...very shockingly, what the hell is wrong with people...
     
  10. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    :( Did the police arrest the perpetrator?
     
  11. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    That's what happens when the sun comes out see. Some people can handle it, some get niggly
     
  12. walkssoftly

    walkssoftly Well-Known Member

    Driver called the police but the guy just melted away into the crowd : -( more than an hour later and I'm still a bit shocked by the experience...not the hard brixtonite, I thought I was..
     
  13. leanderman

    leanderman Tired

    £2-3 or so
     
  14. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Speaking as a hardened Brixtonite, if you've got an ounce of humanity you will be shocked over an hour later. There'd be something wrong with you if you weren't.
     
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  15. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    The old Cafod offices on Stockwell Road are being turned into retail units at the moment, and the defunct-club over the road whose name I can never remember had builders working inside it yesterday too.
     
  16. ajdown

    ajdown Posting in this thread

  17. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter marquistador

    The Blue J bar? It's been empty for ages....would prob make a good cafe. Can't see there ever being a bar/pub/club there again, given the complaints from the new flats they built opposite.
     
  18. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter marquistador

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  19. fortyplus

    fortyplus smug git

    Do believe I need to turn the page over on the calendar.
     
  20. ajdown

    ajdown Posting in this thread

    Probably, you know the type that head to Brickers these days, or "in motion" Loughborough Junction. I'm not sure what makes a "good cinema", as long as the seats are ok, the prices are ok and the projector doesn't break down too often, that's pretty much it, because surely people's tastes in films vary widely? Ritzers seems to show quite a few mainstream films as well as 'specialist' ones.
     
  21. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    They need to improve their concession prices I reckon :(
     
  22. ajdown

    ajdown Posting in this thread

    I think I've been twice in the 4 years I've lived in Brixton, unfortunately it's just not a cheap evening out - concessions or otherwise - once you've bought a ticket, a drink and something to nibble on. But how much of that is down to the film companies setting prices and then cinemas having to cover their overheads I'm not sure.
     
  23. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    I don't buy anything to nibble on. I'm perfectly capable of sitting through a 2 hour film without crunching in someone's earhole :D

    I don't really understand why people sit there doing that. I bet they don't sit at home munching all the way through a film and slurping the remnants of their coke through a straw
     
  24. Chilavert

    Chilavert Undermining strikes :-(

    I heard that there have been a few muggings on Leander Rd recently, anyone else heard the same?
     
  25. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    No. They order in pizza instead. Domino's should open a cinema and complete the circle.
     
  26. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    That's why the country has a weight problem :p
     
  27. leanderman

    leanderman Tired

    Quite a few yes. The police response is lamentable. Though we are trying to shame them into action.

    On Sunday at 3am, one Leander resident was coshed and woke up in hospital with serous head injuries

    Another neighbour told me a mugging gang posts look-outs at both ends of the street with the 'attack party' at the bend in the road.

    In other cases, victims are apparently followed from bus stops.
     
  28. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    April?
     
  29. Chilavert

    Chilavert Undermining strikes :-(

    Fucking hell.

    My flatmate said she'd heard about someone being hit over the head and that she was worried about walking home on her own. I'll need to be more vigilant....
     
  30. leanderman

    leanderman Tired

    yep. it's crazy. one guy got mugged twice in five days - outside his house.

    don't wear headphones and keep a 360-degree lookout.

    these guys are as clever as they are vicious.
     
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