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editor

hiraethified
Overheard (or rather boomed out) in Federation: "Ya I want to move to Loughborough Junction because it's a place in motion and my Dad will pay for it. The property will have to have a roof terrace though. Or maybe I'll look at Herne Hill."

*drank coffee through gritted teeth
 

Minnie_the_Minx

someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox
Overheard (or rather boomed out) in Federation: "Ya I want to move to Loughborough Junction because it's a place in motion and my Dad will pay for it. The property will have to have a roof terrace though. or maybe I'll look at Herne Hill."

*drank coffee through gritted teeth

FFS :mad::mad:

Is "place in motion" the new edgy and vibrant? :rolleyes::D
 

twistedAM

Left Of The Dial
Overheard (or rather boomed out) in Federation: "Ya I want to move to Loughborough Junction because it's a place in motion and my Dad will pay for it. The property will have to have a roof terrace though. Or maybe I'll look at Herne Hill."

*drank coffee through gritted teeth
Dude, buy a machine. Or get it to go (I presume the Americanism has won out over "take away" or "take out" in such businesses).
 

Minnie_the_Minx

someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox
I've never heard the phrase before, but it seems that's what it means.

:facepalm:
Same as. I shall be watching with interest if it becomes the new "in phrase" when describing areas that were formerly edgy and vibrant :D

Guaranteed it's some media type that coined it :rolleyes:
 

editor

hiraethified
"indirectly promoting" wasn't perhaps the best phrase kanda could have used but you do know that businesses such as those help put the area IN MOTION
You mean Federation Coffee will grow wheels and motor up and down Coldharbour Lane to Loughborough Junction, sprouting roof terraces en route?

Personally, I'd describe Loughborough Junction as stalled with a dodgy starter motor and knackered tryes.
 

Kanda

Diving wanker
"indirectly promoting" wasn't perhaps the best phrase kanda could have used but you do know that businesses such as those help put the area IN MOTION
You're right, it wasn't the best term, I just didn't want to say that they were actively promoting it, nor 'people moving to LJ' specifically, it is as Twisted says the sort of business cropping up recently that put the area 'IN MOTION'

quality phrase lol!
 

malice

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Not sure, but I think Amazonica on Brixton Road has been renamed or turned into something else - spotted a new sign when I went passed on the bus earlier .
 

Brixton Hatter

Home is south London mate
Not sure, but I think Amazonica on Brixton Road has been renamed or turned into something else - spotted a new sign when I went passed on the bus earlier .
yes you're right - the builders have been in for a few days and there's now a new sign. cant remember the name on it, but it's something dodgy like 'Aqua Bar'.
 

tarannau

Mongolian eyed
Nooooooo here too. Really nice owners and staff, plus heftier portions than you could shake a fat stick at. Seemed to have a loyal crowd in there, even if I did never brave an evening salsa session with the Colombians.

Could be the same people I guess, but I'm not entirely helpful
 

Brixton Hatter

Home is south London mate
Personally, I'd describe Loughborough Junction as stalled with a dodgy starter motor and knackered tryes.
:D:D

Yeah it is pretty shabby, esp around the station/junction area. However there's loads of Edwardian and Georgian houses in the side streets, many pretty sorry looking, which are ripe for redeveopment and probably cheap enough for Daddy to buy. Give it 15 years and I reckon I could be sipping cappuccinos outside the station while my mates get organic cider from the LJ Farmers Market and the kids tuck into fancy locally-made cup cakes.
 

Brixton Hatter

Home is south London mate
Nooooooo here too. Really nice owners and staff, plus heftier portions than you could shake a fat stick at. Seemed to have a loyal crowd in there, even if I did never brave an evening salsa session with the Colombians.

Could be the same people I guess, but I'm not entirely helpful
Yeah, it's not clear whether the owners have simply rebranded themselves, or whether it's totally new owners doing a new thing, but the effect of the shiny sign with a fat rounded typeface is more one of "Ibiza holiday bar" than latin food place.
 

Pip

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It's not called Aquum is it? There's one in Clapham with fat rounded typeface. If it is I'm gonna suicide bomb somewhere, no joke.
 

Minnie_the_Minx

someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox
Nooooooo here too. Really nice owners and staff, plus heftier portions than you could shake a fat stick at. Seemed to have a loyal crowd in there, even if I did never brave an evening salsa session with the Colombians.

Could be the same people I guess, but I'm not entirely helpful
Someone callled Becky isn't/wasn't happy with their service

http://beccas-things-i-eat.blogspot.com/2010/06/amazonica.html

Shocking behaviour. They didn't turn the tv off when requested :D
 

Minnie_the_Minx

someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox
It's not called Aquum is it? There's one in Clapham with fat rounded typeface. If it is I'm gonna suicide bomb somewhere, no joke.
Sounds fucking awful. Look at the reviews

"The quality of the food and drink is exceptional"
-View London

"A great addition to the area and worth seeking out if you don’t hail from Clapham"
-View London

"Next time you’re in Clapham you need to remember one thing: all the ugly people go to Infernos, all the beautiful people go to Aquum"
-Fluid Foundation


"Its a slick place which turns from airy eatery by day, to bar with dancefloor and DJs after dark"
-Highlife Magazine

"Genuinely chic hangout"
-Live Magazine, Mail on Sunday

"well dressed young professtionals winding down or living it up afer a hard week at the office"
-Living etc

"One of Londons new vanguards of mixology"
-City am

:rolleyes:
 
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