Coldharbour Lane, Brixton - news and updates

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    There's so much change going on in Coldharbour Lane right now, I figured it was worth having a thread just to keep track of it all.


    At the top, Joy is still being squatted although I haven't seen much activity there recently.


    Seven have expanded their empire with a new trendy foodie/wine bar with a particularly hideous metal grilled shop front. Don't think you can just pop in though: when I went past, there was a bloke with a clipboard controlling the social media informed queue.


    The old Granada Cars is still plastered in adverts for a Pop Up shop although posh chain Rosa’s Thai Cafe has been reporting as being expanding their empire there.


    There's still some debate as to who will be taking over the Walton Lodge building.

    In Brixton Square, the award-winning visual effects company Jellyfish Pictures are moving in soon, while the Angel pub still has a for rent sign outside it. The units look finished at the back but I've seen no activity.

    My Fathers Place is having some kind of clear out, while the old solicitor's office is being converted in to flats at the back.

    Finally, the old Domino Club will soon be operating as a soup kitchen.

    I'm sure I've missed loads of other things (there's more B BUzz stories here), so please add your own news!
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  2. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    The Lexadon building next to Bookmongers has rocketed up.
  3. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Indeed it has. Someone said they saw the windows being loaded in last week so maybe the covering will come off soon.
  4. madolesance

    madolesance Well-Known Member

    The Phoenix Cafe is being gutted. Looks like the original interior will be lost for ever.
  5. Peanut Monkey

    Peanut Monkey Flea-Bit of CHL.

    Was in the Phoenix today. Confirmed they're staying in their new location and the old building is being knocked down or renovated. With buildings either side of them being demolished, I went to see Bookmongers who said they were safe.

    There's definitely people living there - I see them going in and out every now and then - but how they got in there in the first place when the units never appeared to be advertised for sale remains a mystery...
  6. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    Wow. CHL's in motion
  7. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Lexadon don't sell properties, they are strictly in the business of private rentals......
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  8. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    And that, somehow, is more depressing.
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  9. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Yes there's people living above but I was referring to the old pub.

    Elsewhere, the interior of Blacker Dread has been gutted.
  10. editor

    editor hiraethified

    That's a real shame because the new premises have none of the charm of the old, and a lot of regulars I know have given up completely on the super-shiny hospital-canteen allure of the nu-Phoenix.
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  11. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Pretty comfortable here right under your skin

    Not been to Pheonix since it moved. Actually the one time I did try and go, it was closed (seems to be a running theme for me at the mo).

    I do miss the old interior but if the food is the same, I'm happy
  12. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Sadly we found it wasn't - the portions were noticeably smaller.
  13. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    The food in The Pheonix was way over rated ime. Slightly better white bread for toast and slightly better coffee than the usual caff fare had people inexplicably raving. Great decor though.
  14. editor

    editor hiraethified

    The toast was exceptional and the toasted halloumi salad sandwich remains one of the finest snacks I've ever eaten in Brixton.
  15. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    I'm not a hater of the new place but the toast served with my last fry there was thin sliced - perhaps even from a bag. I'm trusting that it was an "accident".
    Also, the bubble'n'squeak has been replaced by a hash brown. That's just not cricket.
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  16. ash

    ash Inittogether

    Do they still serve the same haloumi sandwich or has the menu changed as well ??
  17. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Oh, I don't hate it - it's just that I get better food* for - literally - half the price at Sam's.

    *Except the toasted halloumi salad sandwich.
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  18. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    Toast! Fry-ups!! Coffee!!! Surely all this stuff is better - and cheaper - at home.
  19. editor

    editor hiraethified

    And why bother going to pubs and clubs when you can sit at home drinking cheap supermarket lager with the radio turned up!
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  20. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    I would never put so much butter on my toast at home. It does not count if someone else smothers it.
  21. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Here's something I never knew: there's a saucy sex toy company operating right opposite the Barrier Block at 322 Coldharbour Lane!
  22. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

  23. Peanut Monkey

    Peanut Monkey Flea-Bit of CHL.

    What happened to the whisper a burger place was going to move in to the Angel? Any more news on that?
  24. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

    Probably worth mentioning that Granada Cars have just moved a bit to the corner of Coldharbour Lane & Atlantic Road. Took me a min to find them when I was looking a while ago. I admit this may not be news to many people, but it was to me.
  25. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    It is very discreet. May I ask how you stumbled across it? ;)
  26. Peanut Monkey

    Peanut Monkey Flea-Bit of CHL.

    Just looked at their website. They've certainly got their claws in Brixton haven't they. Made me feel a bit sick.
  27. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    The chip shop on Coldharbour Lane that was Jimmy's. Then was named something else. Is now Jimmy's again. My bit of useless information there lol. :D:thumbs:
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  28. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    It's the Brixton Cake shop - or above it or behind it. I wonder if they can supply cake and jellies in the manner of La Grande Bouffe?
  29. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    From their website it looks like they are willing to give anything a go!
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  30. SarfLondoner

    SarfLondoner KenDoddsDadsDogsDead.

    Brixton buzz springs to mind:eek:. Gets coat.

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