Brixton news, rumours and general chat - March 2018

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

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  1. northeast

    northeast Well-Known Member

    Anyone else get the "Brixton news letter" from lambeth this weekend. Mentions electric avenue being opened by Eddie Grant. Was that not October 2016!!!! Surly they have some better news to spread
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  2. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

    So it's Sports Direct and USD Fashion moving into the Pope's Rd site. Advertised on the hoardings.
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    By coincidence, this was the scene the night before the hoardings went up:

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  4. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Anyone know if I can buy a spy hole anywhere in Brixton please?
  5. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Argos is worth a try. The DIY shop in the arches opposite Pop should have them.
  6. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    What surprised me was that unlike previously it was just two pages. They did mention how the consultant they hired to look at Pop said it was great. A somewhat biased look at the consultant report.

    I got my Council Tax bill today. On back it says "due to an upcoming change in regulation you need to sign up so we can do this". That is "keep in touch with you about things happening in our borough".

    I wondered if this means we won't get any more mail shots from Council?

    And I don't understand about this signing up. I signed up to Future Brixton updates by email. This reminded me l haven't received any for ages. Since the Network Rail action. Which seems to have thrown the Council into a quandary about what to do. Tell community whats really going on or just stop sending them updates.

    Coop Council communication with residents is really rubbish.
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  7. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    It’s opt in consent for forthcoming GDPR
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  8. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    It can mean either.
  9. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I’m told Brindisa may finally close at the end of this week as they’ve found someone to take over the lease.
  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Makes you wonder if the A&C deli could have survived if Brindisa hadn't swanned into town going on and on about how much they loved Brixton (but failed to set up shop until the area was suitably gentrified for their customer base).

    I know they were well pissed off at the well-heeled, PR-assisted new arrivals pinching some of their customers.
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  11. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    Yes, a+c could definitely have survived if their landlord hadn’t been dicks.

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  12. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I dunno - José told me business had been slowly declining for a long time, mostly due to the supermarkets which were increasingly stocking luxury deli items eg De Cecco pasta, puy lentils etc. He wasn’toverly bothered about Brindisa because the price point was so different. Turns out Brindisa was too expensive even for nu-Brixton.
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  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That's not what they told me, but no matter. Other factors came into play with their decline too. I used to go there every day and really miss the place.

    I can't say I felt any love for Brindisa and their faux-love for Brixton but what comes next will probably be even worse and unaffordable to what old-school locals are left.
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  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  15. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    Did he ever put his prices up, Because it was really cheap.

  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I think the definition of 'cheap' depends on your income. I always thought they were reasonable but never what I'd call 'cheap.' I could never afford as many of their olives as I'd like, for example.
  17. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    Sorry yes - a lot cheaper than elsewhere of equivalent quality.

  18. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

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  19. David Clapson

    David Clapson Infamous Knob

    The bike racks in Windrush sq are being suspended because of a premiere at the Ritzy tomorrow. Dr Dre of overpriced headphone fame is the star guest.
  20. madolesance

    madolesance Well-Known Member

    They don't usually do that for premiers. But have provided temporary ones beside the Memorial. Also the mile stone has been covered and has been labelled as historic.

    Just what type of premier/ circus is going to be arriving in Windrush Square?
  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The Boycott Breaker's Ball.
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  22. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    Pity it's not snowing.
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  23. David Clapson

    David Clapson Infamous Knob

    The guy doing the signage on the racks said it could be very big, with all the great and good of the black community invited. But he hasn't seen the guest list.
  24. David Clapson

    David Clapson Infamous Knob

    Here it is. It's not in the Picturehouse listings - it's an invite only screening Dr. Dre’s ‘The Defiant Ones’ Doc Gets A Special Screening In London
  25. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I did go a few times to Brindisi. My partner is Spanish. All the staff in the Brixton Brindisi were Spanish. So we ended up in there. She said they stocked high quality Spanish food. But it was pricey. The kind of thing one got for special occasions even in Spain. So I think ur right price point was different.

    Now A&C are gone I've found Malinka on Brixton road. Who are relatively cheap.
  26. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    If none of those works out, Screwfix. Or the handyman on Railton Road (Herne Hill end).
  27. Jangleballix

    Jangleballix Better living through chemistry.

    I go to the Good Pub Guide and search for a Food Award pub in Surrey or Kent. Not been disappointed yet. You have to get there early mind, of a Sunday.[]=pub_food_award
  28. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Yes I heard the same from José.

    Brixton was apparently one of Brindisa’s worst performing branches.

    Incidentally, their marketing director has lived in Brixton for 20+ years.
  29. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  30. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    And your point is?
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