Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, May 4, 2012.
Follow the money
Noticed yesterday early evening people were moving into the flats above - and today the blinds are up. I don't think the "Mews" units at the back are occupied yet though.
No, they're not finished yet. They look *tiny*.
The Angel is up for A3/A4 retail use.
Let's all chip in and make it the urban co-op pub.
I've got 62p and half a packet of revels, to start us off.
A pop-up urban75 festival?
wherever 3 urbanites are gathered together with a minirig and some ketamine, there is a pop-up urban75 festival.
It can never function as a decent pub again now that the upstairs and the rear of the building have turned into lifestyle flats.
Saturday on Brockwell park then
Wherever 3 urbanites are gathered together with their kids and a picnic, there is a pop-up urban75 family festival.
Personally I think Jerry Knight missed a trick here. He could have pitched for the Shrub and Shutter - then all the lifestyle types wouldn't have had so far to go - and they would have had more space to socialise in over the cocktails.
The old pub will soon be opening up as a branch of Mamma Dough: http://mammadough.co.uk/
Most of their pizzas are priced at the higher end: £8-£11 (compare this with Franco Manco's much cheaper £4.50-£6.95 range), but they thankfully don't seem to be too burdened with hipster buzzwords.
It'll definitely be good to see the building finally being used again, although - personally - I would have liked to have seen something a bit more affordable for the locals.
Will obviously put a lot of pressure on the businesses on that stretch, landlords will take note.
Oh, it'll be an extension of the Village before long - with all the inequalities that brings - with yet more tourists coming down from the Village to gawk at the rough old Barrier Block opposite.
The shop next to Slug and Shutter seems almost ready for occupation as well.
There's a couple of shops there looking all primed'n'ready to go 'upmarket' now.
Who are their landlords?
The one next to Shrub and shutter is a recent planning application (within the last 2 years) so you could get it there.
The Angel is Lexadon.
I am not sure which other unit editor is referring to - possibly the former William Hills betting shop. This has been on the market for about a year, and I do not know who owns the freehold.
I noted the Barrier block described as "iconic" and "portered" in an airbnb listing for a nice looking flat therein, recently. Soon it will be to Brixton as the Trellick tower is to Notting Hill.
Well it is iconic and portered - what do you want them to say?
There's these two betwixt the old hi-fi shop and Gresham cafe:
And this one next to the Shrub:
The old betting shop is still awaiting transformation/gentrification, as is the unit next to Jimmy's Plaice.
To answer snowy_again further then:
I think the shop next to the Gresham Cafe (ex George hairdressers) belongs to the proprietor of Gresham Cafe, also called George.
ALSO the former GF Fell electrical shop belongs to a chap from Morden who has taken ages to do it up - partly because Lambeth Planning wouldn't allow him to build extra rooms at the back (quite necessary as George Fell never used the upstairs and it didn't even have a bathroom).
Typical of Lambeth - they like people to open restaurants but get all shirty if you want a bathroom or spare bedroom!
Anyway that one (342) is about ready now.
Sorry to wander further off-topic but I just found this classified ad in the British Medical Journal 16th December 1978:
Thanks for the reply - so presumably first or second generation? Hardly surprised that elements of LB Lambeth planning have differing speeds - I'm not sure quite how people go into those careers - it's an unusual vocation.
I think George the barber is second cousin to George the cafe owner. Something liker that.
It's good to see this stretch of units being used.
At the moment the process seems to involve setting up a consultancy company and advertising on Linked-In. Unlike 20 years ago when being part of the Lambeth Council furniture was an advantage, currently a fresh approach heralding from Australia or Poland seems best.
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