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Coldharbour Lane, Brixton - news and updates

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

  1. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

    lovely to hear old style Brixton blasting out from the meeting place in front of the block, right brought a tear to my eye it did
     
  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Coming to the former South London Hi Fi shop opposite the Barrier Block "for your "freelance lifestyle":

     
  3. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Times may be hard but sharing a coffee sounds a little excessive.
     
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  4. han

    han brixton hill hobbit

    I'm just wondering - sorry if this has been discussed elsewhere, but - does anyone know why the tree in the Albert garden was chopped down, and what's happening at the Albert at the moment?
     
  5. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    A refurb. Not sure why the tree was cut down but guess something to do with said refurb.
     
  6. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    It was in the way apparently
     
  7. bimble

    bimble uber-hippy twonk peanut

    Do people really still say 'brainstorm' ?
     
  8. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro TwentyFourThousand

    I remembered this brilliant website last night Classic Cafes | Gazetteer #2 and had a look to see if it's live. It's not, but interesting to see the description of the Phoenix and Coldharbour Lane:

    Phoenix, Coldharbour Lane SW9.
    Great, packed little local with plain laminate walls, proper tables and chairs and a small corridor-like back section. An institution holding its own in one of London's most wretched drug thoroughfares.
     
  9. ChrisSouth

    ChrisSouth Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a good idea and I'll be giving it a go. There's no affordable workplaces between Brixton and Camberwell.
     
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  10. bimble

    bimble uber-hippy twonk peanut

    The people behind this look ok I think, just judging by their twitters; a proper independent venture offering a quiet place to work with good coffee sounds like a plan and I wish them well. They're advertising jobs too instead of just bringing in their mates.
     
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  11. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    It just seems inappropriate for people to be unashamedly sipping flat whites (sometimes even a whole one to themselves) whilst stealthily trousering cash by piddling about on expensive laptops all day overlooked by people who can't afford such an exclusive "lifestyle".
     
  12. bimble

    bimble uber-hippy twonk peanut

    Is it ok if you do it ashamedly?
     
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  13. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Once it's open someone can go in and photograph the customers and post it up so we can make a fair and final judgement on them.
     
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  14. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    I think it would be safer to just call out everyone else in the room and hope that in the ensuing uproar no one noticed you were there.
     
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  15. bimble

    bimble uber-hippy twonk peanut

    I'm glad it's not going to be more cocktails or a hair salon named after a bird, anyway.
     
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  16. ChrisSouth

    ChrisSouth Well-Known Member

    I don't understand this post.
     
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  17. isvicthere?

    isvicthere? a.k.a. floppybollocks

    I think it's a less than successful attempt at 'satire'.
     
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  18. ChrisSouth

    ChrisSouth Well-Known Member

    OK, thanks. I really wasn't sure.....
     
  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That's not true. There's the Blue Turtle Oasis, for starters.
     
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  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That rapidly gentrifying strip has seen a pricey, trendy cocktail bar open up, and an expensive hairdressers called Blue Peacock, swiftly followed by an East London hipster hairdressers called Blue Tit three doors down. Hence the comment.
     
  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    There used to be two cafes along this strip, so it will be good to be able to get a coffee again.
     
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  22. ChrisSouth

    ChrisSouth Well-Known Member

    Having tried it, It's not particularly conducive to work as it's not designed as a work space, it's designed as a cafe. I support it regularly as a local coffee shop (despite the tardy service), but as a workspace less so. I have no reason, at present, not to support the new venture, despite it being a few doors from an East London hipster hairdressers called Blue Tit. I'm not going to decry something before it's opened purely by geographical association.
     
  23. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Have you tried the Junction?
     
  24. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    You're clearly not alone in that.
     
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  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Eh? There's almost always people busy working with laptops when I go in there. It's a good place to work too as it's pretty quiet and there's very fast wi-fi.
    I have seen any negative comments yes so I'm not sure what you're on about here. I'll certainly be checking it out.
     
  26. ChrisSouth

    ChrisSouth Well-Known Member

    That's good. Perhaps I'll see you in there
     
  27. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

    I know that Coldharbour Lane is in the Loughborough Park conservation area and my understanding is that any trees are protected, does anyone know what I can do to stop someone chopping one down without permission to increase the size of his proposed building
     
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  28. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Trees on private property - guide | Lambeth Council
     
  29. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

  30. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Remind them that they need to give six weeks notice. And that the fines for carrying out work before doing so are potentially huge - like £25K iirc.

    If you are certain they are about to chop it down you could try calling/emailing Ian Lennard, or Leonard, the borough tree guy. Nice bloke.
     

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