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Brixton news, rumours and general chat - April 2017

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Well-Known Member

    Actually, looking at their site I retract my earlier cynicism. I think their hearts in the right place.
     
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  2. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    None of this means they've not contributed towards the gentrification of brixton.

    Alex
     
  3. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    What are the wrong sorts?

    Given that they are very much into promoting black music, art, culture and history in Brixton where they were born and raised, and had folks who had a shop in the market, then I think they are the opposite of what gentrification is 'seen' as.

    The problem with u75 is that any real discussion about gentrifications and any positives/negatives get lost in silly billy beef about the 'approved list' and 'beards'.

    Hence I'm not gonna get on that roundabout again...because it only stops when someone gets banned or someone just piles in to wind people up and not contribute.

    I don't blame individual businesses either, but I do see waves that suddenly appear on the shoreline and wash away years of culture and community and local trade. This is down to loads of factors though...and I get that.

    I just dont like it.

    United80 were part of what the Village grew to be....and they would willingly accept that they wanted a thriving market again.

    Did they know that mean't cheese and champagne? I doubt it.

    There are businesses that help build an area and businesses that build upon an area.

    I see United80 as the former. Someone else may judge them differently.
     
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  4. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    They absolutely are.
     
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  5. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Doesn't mean they have either.
     
  6. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I think that's one of those distinctions that sounds neat but turns out to be a bit meaningless when you try and classify businesses into one or other category.

    As far as I can see, there are ways this business has built upon something pre-existing, and ways it has built up something new. Either of those things could be interpreted as positive or negative in different ways.

    Which you could say about most businesses that have appeared in Brixton in the last 5-10 years.
     
  7. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Some, yes.

    Which is why understanding those businesses is important. We can not know everything about every business all the time.

    We can research.

    Being an independant doesn't make it automatically 'good' and being a chain doesn't make it automatically 'bad'

    In my opinion...that is
     
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  8. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    Rational comment about a retailer in brixton.

    Long may it continue.

    Alex
     
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  9. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    You are saying that somewhere which sells 150 pound leather satchels, and ten pound hip hop babygro's hasn't contributed towards the gentrification of brixton ?

    Alex
     
  10. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    I don't feel those two things alone prove they have contributed to gentrification.
     
  11. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Don't put them in the fridge at all. Ruins the flavour.
     
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  12. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I've since learnt that the original people behind United80 moved on two years ago which kind of explains the rather wanky press release and crowdfunding attempt. I still find it really odd that people would want to give money to a private business, but its their dosh, etc.
     
  13. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Well-Known Member

    Where did they move on to? Who are the new owners?

    Has their website been updated?
     
  14. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Yes - my first thought was that 'X' wouldn't put out a release like that when they were on board, and possibly wouldn't engage in a crowdfunding scheme to move the business onwards.
     
  15. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    There were four 'partners', 3 are gone.
     
  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I don't know. I haven't looked. Bit busy posting up free listings for Brixton bars and clubs right now.
     
  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It seems that even Honest Burgers has DJs now, with the (ahem) Supercute Sleazy Disco "sexing up the decks."
     
  18. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    :mad: But their rosemary chips are so good i'd forgive them almost anything.
     
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  19. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Swift post-rationalisations ahoy
     
  20. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Who would go to a self proclaimed 'sleazy disco'?
     
  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I really was underwhelmed by those chips. Certainly not worth queuing up for.

    There must be at least five units in the Village with DJs now.
     
  22. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  23. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

  24. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Funny little marriage proposal* on the Ritzy noticeboard today.

    *Disclaimer - marriage may be a patriarchal system, the value of your love may go up as well as down.
     
  25. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    It was sweet...
     
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  26. phillm

    phillm Well-Known Member

    Not outside Brixton they aren't. I went to their Peckham branch a few weeks ago - my review ..

    Was a great fan of the original HB in Brixton Village and was the best fries and burger I had ever had and that branch still delivers. As we live nearer the Peckham branch thought we'd check it out for a simple snack. Sad to say they are just another chain now knocking out lacklustre burgers and fries with overpriced drinks. Staff and restaurant are friendly and welcoming but that's about it. Avoid unless you want to be just another few quid on their bottom line. Seems to be the dominant business model in London now two hungry and ambitious chefs have a business idea - do a brilliant pilot restaurant , garner all the plaudits and hype and then expand with their eye on the money not the food.
     
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  27. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    That's been a business model for decades.
     
  28. phillm

    phillm Well-Known Member

    Pedlar in Peckham is just the same. They all worship at the temple of celebrity cunt chef Jamie Oiliver - £150 million and counting.
     
  29. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    Their place in the market is tiny, don't know where they'll find room for the sexy dj. Eating food whilst having loud music going in your ears is just a rubbish combination far as I can see but then I'm not the target market, I don't even get why they serve their lemonade in stupid little Kilner jars instead of glasses.
     
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  30. phillm

    phillm Well-Known Member

    Cheer up it could be worse ....(sighs) young people... bloody stupid if you ask me. Why don't they just grow up. ;)

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