Brixton Village, Market Row, Pope's Road and Hondo Enterprises' Brixton empire

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by phillm, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

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  2. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    I’ve been to a couple of Pergola venues for birthdays - they’ve been universally shit. Food and drinks run out constantly, massive queues, overcrowding x
     
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  3. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Aren't you supposed to use the app to order food from any restaurant in the market and it is brought to your table? Most restaurants in the market have very limited covers so they will probably appreciate it - if their micro kitchens can keep up!
     
  4. editor

    editor hiraethified

    They're making a big fuss out of their Tablesnapper app which, admittedly, is a clever way to get even more boozers and foodies rammed into the Village and turn this new space into an extended dining room with, no doubt, DJs a plenty.

    Of course, people will still have to wait if the units downstairs can't cope with demand.

    They're also all pumped up at having the "independent" Heineken-backed Brixton Brewery onboard, ensuring that the beer keeps flowing (and the piss keeps reigning down on the doorways of Brixton after).

    I know of at least one person living in the adjacent arch who is well pissed off by this billionaire backed scheme. He can't even fully open one of his windows and he's going to have to put up with the sound of millennials scoffing and whooping every day.

     
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  5. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Have you been infected by the Daily Mail?
     
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  6. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Come on. You can do better than this. If you don't agree with any of my comments, try constructing a counter argument rather than nonsense about the Daily Mail.

    And being annoyed at people pissing in doorways is hardly reactionary right wing. It's a growing problem in Brixton - a place where the council rubber stamps more and more licensed premises adding pressure to the already microscopic provision of public toilets.
     
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  7. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Meanwhile, on FB:
    And Buzz comment:
     
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  8. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

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    editor hiraethified

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  10. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    I wonder how many restaurants in the market will sign up. As you say, many have micro kitchens.

    Will market restaurants have to pay to use the App and the ‘runners’?

    I used to order from the Lebanese place in the market via Deliveroo. After complaining about it being cold/late/things missing a few times in a row, they contacted me and invited me in for a free meal. They told me of their constant issues with Deliveroo and how it just wasn’t worth the extra orders.
     
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  11. technical

    technical stripey

    I’ve given up on Deliveroo - meals either turned up late and cold or just never got delivered
     
  12. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    Yeah same. And no I don’t want a £10 credit note for my order turning up with items missing and what was there stone cold, I want my fucking money back!

    We order Chinese from Hungs in Streatham. They royally fucked our order up once, took nearly two hours and quite a bit was missing, it was a big order. Rang to complain and 20 minutes later the owner was on the doorstep with the missing items and a few bonus dishes. He always delivered our orders after that. Now that’s service.
     
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  13. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I guess the app will take a chunk of their cash, maybe the venue too. I can't seem to find anything about them on the web.
     
  14. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    Yeah I looked for the app and couldn’t find anything.. hope it’s ready and tested thoroughly ahead of time
     
  15. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I'm trying to get a piece from an artist in a nearby arch. He's been here for years on end, wasn't consulted about this development and now he finds he can't now open his window properly because of increased vibrancy.
     
  16. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    LIke the people at hungs. Also the delivery guy who always seems to be in Football kit (including shin pads)
    Normally go to collect from hungs. That way,the wait is much less and you know it is hot when you get it home
     
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  17. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    This is exactly what will happen, it’ll take a big slice of the cost.
     
  18. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Shayz Zay is the privileged American architect who thinks that a jungle theme is the appropriate solution for the new mass foodie-grazing/boozing area in the Village. He's normally busy with luxury projects in Hawaii and California.

    Zak Architecture
    ASSEMBLY HOUSE
     
  19. madolesance

    madolesance Well-Known Member

    Bad broken links!

    I need links that Welcome me to the Jungle!
     
  20. editor

    editor hiraethified

    They work OK for me....

    Zak Architecture
     
  21. madolesance

    madolesance Well-Known Member

    They are pretty keen to get it open for Aug 1st. Work was still happening last night at 10.30.
     
  22. madolesance

    madolesance Well-Known Member

    But no reference to Brixton
    Also Facebook link not found
     
  23. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Here:
    ‘Jungle’ theme for new Brixton Village venue

    Ugh:

    Angelo Gordon - Wikipedia
     
  24. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Are you sure that you and Brixton Blog have got the right Zak?

    This one Zak Group is actually a UK based company that does interior design etc.
    Clearly its not as romantic to have a UK design company doing a disco in Brixton - when there is a San Francisco architect of similar name making log cabin hidy holes in Hawaii.

    Anyway whoever it is designing this folly, I understand from sources close to the ground that the arch next to the Jungle themed disco can no longer open his windows to get air or light thanks to this coruscating hedonism.

    No doubt this is a double bonus for Network Rail/The Arches Company: simultaneously next to a vibrant jungle-themed night=spot and have a possibly unwanted tenancy terminated more easily?
     
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  25. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Social cleansing via the disco mirrorball of privilege!
     
  26. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Great news! Hondo are planning a new ' vibrant route' into Brixton as they look to expand their upmarket booze/food-shunting kingdom that covers Pope's Road and Brixton Village/Market Row. More later.
     
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  27. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Canalisation of the River Effra ?
     
  28. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Here's that new "community space." With bouncers and bag checks.

    2019-08-03_191109.jpg
     
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  29. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Wandered through the market/village and saw a couple of the delivery guys waiting around down by the new chicken place. Then on way to the farmer's market exited via the side entrance and there's a private entrance, with guards, where I guess the deliverers and staff wander up and down.

    There were also a couple of young kids with masks cycling around inside
     
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  30. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

    nipped in to see if what is was like, think Pop but more money thrown at it, acoustics were dreadful and that was with the roof open! apparently there is limited choice of food as the app is not working properly, one of the restaurant owners told me that only three places were able to supply food through the app, no one was able to tell him what was happening. All in all seemed to be the same type of people seen at all the instagramable places and for that reason I'm out (never to return)
     

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