Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Feb 19, 2019.
The barbaric fuckers
Noooo! A Historic East End Shopfront Has Just Been Painted Over
Social media is not impressed.
i'll say one thing for hipsters, at least they keep auld shop fronts
if that was old (lead-based) paint they rubbed off, I hope they get what's coming to them
(if they were lazy, and just covered the original, it might be possible to remove the modern mess)
Certainly 10 people on that Instagram page are unimpressed.
Some people give a shit about heritage, you know, even if you don't care.
It used to be a very odd little shop, where you could spend a fortune on heritage tomatoes in nice little paper bags, which Jeanette Winterson ran when she wasn't too busy writing novels and inspiring the Crimethink collective. It was like a quaint retail theme park with wicker baskets, but where you couldn't actually buy very much even if you had money to burn because they just didn't stock anything apart from obscure condiments and a few eye-wateringly expensive vegetables. It was so badly stocked, in fact, that it could have been some sort of anti-consumerist art project, which still managed to contribute to the gentrification of Spitalfields in its own way.
It looks like in the second picture they have masked over the original sign and then boxed it in with the new one. So it may well still be there. The rest of the shopfront is unlikely to have been original as the window frames would have fallen apart decades ago. It will have been repainted many times.
Don't get me wrong I wish they'd left it the fuck alone but all is not lost from what I can make out.
so we've just to get them out of there and rip down their hideous frontage
It's more a question of why would a business vandalise a beautiful landmark shopfront that not only made them stand out but gave them that all-important Instagrammability? Now it just looks like a brighter version of Snappy Snaps.
corrected for you
Not my market segment, I guess.
Don't fuck about with my quotes, there's a good little chap.
You read one!
I knew you could do it!
I've no idea why you're being a dick here, or why you're doing your best to needlessly disrupt this thread, but I suggest you urgently refresh your memory about the opening paragraph of the FAQ before it comes back to bite you.
Because they didn't call their business A. Gold, French Milliner? They called it something else. They don't even sell French Milinery. They'd be really daft if they kept the shopfront the same. People would keep coming in for French Milinery.
It's horrible but I don't see why they can't paint it and put their name on it. It was a fucking hat shop not a work of art or a war monument. They haven't fucked with the architecture as far as I can see.
No! They must stay as a non-French non-millinery selling French milliner that sells tiny amounts of unwanted condiments!
Otherwise the middle-classes will flood in and ruin everything.
(it is a listed building, but painting it yellow isn't against the rules)
(also, life is meaningless and everything ends sooner or later)
What is the obsession in this city with cutesy cake shops? Fucking hipster nonsense. Couldn't even leave the overhanging lamps either. They had to paint them shitty yellow to match their 'aesthetic'
And repaint the window frames.
we'll have to repair the window frames after defenestrating the current tenants
Everything should stay as it was if you ask me.
Stuff like this is why i can't find things.
Why? Because they are branding wankers. Branding wankers believe in their brand to the exclusion of all else. I encounter them all the time in my new venture.
Foodie branding wankers.
Have ragged trousers will travel.
cos you've mislaid your auld a-z - or alpha to omega as it was back in the day
The look like hipsters to me. Female hipsters are less easy to spot because they usually don't grow beards.
Not ones you can see anyway.
Blimey have you seen the price of their cookies? £12 for 4 (plus one free!). They're having a laugh.
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