Brixton news, rumours and general chat - June 2018

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jun 1, 2018.

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  1. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Hip Hop Chip Shop seems to be able to attract international talent, I suspect dip & flip won’t.
  2. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    had a discount voucher for there when it first opened, gotta say, the burgers were lovely!

    £4 beers as a 'happy hour' is surely a joke though?
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    They royally took the piss with the noise until they got told to sort it out. I used to be able to hear them half way down Coldharbour Lane!

    Never quite worked out why it's so easy for these new 'restaurants' to seamlessly shift into full-on late bars/clubs. Rum Kitchen is essentially a club on the weekends, as is the Hip Hop Chip Shop.
    Mind you, given the amount of times I've seen incidents around the Rum Kitchen recently, I do wonder how long they'll be able to keep on with some of their nights.
  4. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    The previous leaseholder to dip and flip had a late license and djs though did didn’t it so probably fairly straightforward in that case
  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    God I miss Kaff. They were the only place that managed to make that space work and they did that by engaging the community and being affordable.

    Every time I go past the gravy sloshers it looks depressingly empty and bereft of soul.
  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  7. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    I only ate in there once but was astonished at the price for such good food
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  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    They used loads of local suppliers. The Caribbean cakes were made by an old lady across the road.
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  9. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    TBF it’s more or less what you’d expect most media doing a feature on Brixton to highlight. Plus it probably helps to preserve the character of the older venues. Imagine if the likes of the 414 were to become popular with the stag and hen do crowds as a result of a being featured in a few articles.
  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The 414 wouldn't let in stag or hen dos because they're not obsessed with making profit. Not sure how the article 'helps preserve' anything to be honest. It just makes Brixton more attractive to the boozey/foodie/cocktail/clubbing/hipster tourists and I think we've got enough of them already.
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  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Just checking my look in the Prince Albert's toilet mirror. Oh, wait...


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  12. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Please get in touch if you know anything of his whereabouts. It must be awful for the family.

    Edit: he's just been found safe
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2018
  13. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Sandra Brobbey’s article does a reasonable job of covering all bases, I thought.
  14. editor

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    editor Taffus Maximus

  16. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

  17. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    When are people going to stop using the word 'vibrant'? It's becoming a bit clichéd thanks to overuse by estate agents and property developers and who have knocked the originality out of the area.
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  18. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

  19. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    This site originally was home to Black Cultural Archives.

    When they left got change of use to A3. ( with opposition). From what I remember promised restaurant use.

    The fish and chip shop was and is rubbish. To stop business failing went down the tried and tested central Brixton route of selling booze and becoming an "entertainment" premises.

    This has appeared to be a success.

    My problem is that this end result causes more problems for local residents. I , as ex central Brixton resident, can fully understand why Sleepless in Brixton get upset.

    Office space changes to "restaurant" . Clients who run it can't make that work as there food is rubbish. Ends up as alcohol fueled entertainment place.

    What's been happening to Brixton has been done with local residents having little say.
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  20. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Quite right. The archives were upstairs and there was a sort of African Caribbean art gallery/shop below.

    I think up to about 1996 the site was owned by the council. The present situation is what you get when council property is sold off to private landlords who squeeze their tenants until their pips squeak (or their chips turn to pints).
  21. komodo

    komodo Well-Known Member

    Get to the walled garden in Brockwell Park - at its peak right now I’d say.
  22. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Much of Brockwell Park is presently a walled garden.
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  23. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    I was in last week and thought how good it was looking
  24. Gleena

    Gleena Well-Known Member

    Shooting on Somerleyton Road last night. I did hear it - set my dogs off barking, but I thought it was fireworks. Also flashing police lights through the back window for hours.

    Nobody died, teenage boy critical.

    Boy critical after triple London shooting
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  25. luba

    luba Well-Known Member

    I heard it and thought it was fireworks as well.
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  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  27. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    What’s happened up on windrush square? Police tape and bizzies everywhere.
  28. isvicthere?

    isvicthere? a.k.a. floppybollocks

    "Vibrant", "buzzing" and "foodie destination" in one short paragraph! :facepalm:
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  29. madolesance

    madolesance Well-Known Member

    Same thing on Atlantic Road opposite Dog Star a couple of hours ago.
  30. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Emergency medical helicopter in Solon Rd Estate, but pilots sitting on wall looking relaxed.

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