Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Sep 1, 2017.
well excuse me for having an opinion. Wish I'd never asked.
We were in Brixton yesterday and had a look at Squire and Partners. It's really is a beautiful building. Looks like it's more or less ready too.
We were sad to see the corner shop/off license opposite owned by Martin closed and up for rent.
Station market road with all the stalls out was as busy and as I remember it from 15 years ago. You wouldn't have really noticed the arches were closed unless you were looking.
Walked out of Federation coffee when first made feel unwelcome with the buggy and then following a passive aggressive waitress encounter.
Went on down to Tooting for a curry
I really like what Squire & Partners have done with the building. It really lifts that stretch of road. Hopefully we'll see more of that standard of refurb.
Federation is a lot less welcoming under its new management ime, but then I almost always have a buggy with me.
Seen a few of those about this road digging season. Still spot the odd plastic Urban80 bus seat around although sadly not any Urban75s - it is strange that a temporary sign and a bus seat share the same nomenclature format
Demo in support of striking McDonalds workers in Brixton now - Protest outside Brixton McDonald’s in support of fair pay, 5pm today, 4th Sept Up the workers!
The Stockwell park estate has almost gone. Glad to see the skateboard park is still hanging on.
I suspect it will come under immense pressure to stop being a 24 hour facility once the yups move in.
Couldn't believe how busy Brixton was on a Monday night! We went to Calcutta Street for dinner with visitors at about 8.30, it was rammed.
The one thing that never seems to change in Brixton, despite the pretty awful bar renovation, the toilets in the Albert are still grim And the staff are lovely, welcoming and friendly
It's how we know this is still reality. The day you go to the Albert and the loos are all sparkly & clean, that's when you know you're stuck in the Matrix & the machines have won...
I was in the Albert last night, and yes the bogs were grim.
By the way, I bloody hate that faux flickering neon sign outside Calcutta Street!
Grim news from the Electric:
The food was a bit blahhh as well. Wish I'd walked down to Booma..
Why would anyone eat in the albert?
Because it offers reasonably cheap food with a pint.
Here's the latest Brixton David Bowie shrine photos. Some of the objects being left are getting very strange indeed!
Brixton’s David Bowie memorial: photos of tributes and messages left during August 2017
I didn't - I ate at Calcutta..
Good to know where hipster food joint CHICKENliquor stand on supporting local workers.
Boycott the fuckers!
I never suggested you did.
Reasonably crap food...
....and yes I've eaten there. Comparable with the shite end of Wetherspoons, but costs more.
Cos we need less bins and more beehives on our main thoroughfares.
Ended up in argument with a geezer about picturehouse yesterday. He was fucking clueless about industrial action and the way unions work. He ended up offering me his membership card so I could get discounted viewings. Prat!
I think that's unfair: I was pleasantly surprised at the half decent quality of the food I had there. Not great but nowhere near crap either.
I note that a local listings website currently promotes events at the Ritzy.
I had to Google Calcutta as didn't know where it was. I must have walked past it. I go to Brixton on Saturdays to chat in the off licence Ive used for years opposite Dogstar ( still run by same family)and in Bookmongers. Most of the street I try to not register, I think subconciously, as I walk by. I don't like what has happened to Brixton. I miss the Phoenix.
I do hope Loughborough Junction doesn't end up like Brixton. The guy in off licence said it will eventually.
The original Phoenix was wonderful and was a great place to meet people and get the local gossip. I had lunch in Barneys Cafe in Loughborough Junction this week and it reminded me of the old Phoenix, although I think it's inevitable that Loughborough Junction will change in the near future, sadly.
This will have been posted way back I'm sure but that said stumbled upon it when looking for something else so thought I'd share for all those who haven't seen it before.
God Wolmar is a cunt "left wing intellectuals" saved the houses, my arse.The Blues was at 29 not 27 dickhead.
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