Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jul 22, 2014.
Is it Southern Gas Networks digging up Gresham Road at night to get double pay?
Maybe they're digging it up so that future tenants at The Edge will be able to cut their own groove with gas in their ultra-expensive apartments?
I think they stopped around 12.30am.
Anyone noticed the dog running around opposite the Barrier Block with what looks like a drain cover round its neck?
Is this a new canine fashion statement, a novelty deinfestation process or a form of animal cruelty?
Oh, that dog is usually seen scuttling around Windrush Square. It seems to have a liking for random bits of street furniture.
They yoot are getting in early with their firework missiles from the Barrier Block this year.
Kicked off outside the domino club. Eight cop cars in attendance.
They want to watch it.
With Rachel on suspension and the Lambeth "People's Audit" due up on the Sunday Politics (it is rumoured) the Honorable Member for Finance (Cllr P McGlone) might be casting around for another asset to sell. A pair of semi detached villas in Coldharbour Lane must be worth £2 million - even to Lexadon.
Re domino club, just remembered that on Sunday night tried to go in there and they were charging entry money (£3 i think it was) and searching bags. Never seen that before.
We didn't go in in the end but wonder what that's about, if its somehow connected with the above or if I just didn't know that things have changed recently.
Didn't seem any busier than usual at all, no special event on far as I could tell.
I suspect all late venues can be required to have security staff who might be called upon to search bags.
Maybe the police warned the club management following the incident on Saturday.
About 7 years ago there was a problem with the Medussa (sic) in the railway arches opposite.
The police produced some very hair raising hearsay evience to the licensing committee.
This ended up with the Medussa being required to put in an "arch" after their license review.
Then they closed down.
I guess with these shebeene type places it's a balancing act between attracting customers and avoiding things going wrong.
It sounds like there might have been a shooting on the Moorlands Estate about 15 mins ago. I heard a loud noise followed by a fair commotion and now there's a police cars and a paramedic heading into the estate
Make that a lot of police and ambulances.
That was on Saturday 15 July. Now there has been another incident, on Sat 29 July. I wonder if there is any connection.
From today's Standard: Police probe after gun-wielding thug threatens man in packed Brixton nightclub
"A gun-wielding thug threatened a man in a packed nightclub in south London, police say. The incident happened inside Brixton Sports and Social Club, known locally as the Domino Club, in the early hours of Saturday.
At about 3.55am a man in his 30s was approached by the suspect who produced a silver handgun. He threatened the victim with the gun by pushing the barrel against his stomach before fleeing the scene before police arrived. Police said the gun was not fired and no one was injured. The suspect is described as a black man, aged about 20 years old, 6ft 1ins tall of slim build with pointed features. He spoke with an English accent...."
Gun-wielding thug threatens man in packed south London nightclub
The Edge don't need no fucking sales office. Man, the place is so hip that it comes with its own sales pod.
Now thaaaaat's living on the edge, all right.
Here's how things used to look at 209 Coldharbour Lane:
Brixton history: Edwardian booze and lemonade stores in Coldharbour Lane – photos from the early 1900s to today
Amazing signage in those days.
The house in the terrace opposite the Domino Club, which has been gradually disintegrating for years, appears to have been sold. That'll be quite some renovation job for someone.
Be interested to know why you think it's been sold. Nothing much changes there apart from the number of "For Sale" boards - which deter Lambeth Council from serving another disrepair notice.
As far as I know Lambeth Enforcement started a case under this prodedure:
Sections 79 and 80 of the Building Act 1984
If a building is considered to be ruinous and dilapidated or a dangerous structure the Council can serve a notice on the owner requiring them to demolish or repair the building within a set timescale. Again if the works are not carried out the Council may carry out the works in default. All costs associated with doing the work will be registered against the property, recoverable through enforced sale of the property.
The persons in control then made as if to sell - which is where we still are now. Obviously there is no way Lambeth Council would want to CPO the property, or even go to court - so this is in stalemate.
Unless you know better.
I noticed today that there had been a licensing application on 326 Coldharbour Lane (former William Hill bookmakers shop)
The applicant was Banh Banh Ltd - who are listed on companies house as being in the takeaway and restaurant business.
I had not noticed this application - which expired on 23rd August. No doubt Teuchter will advise where it has been mentioned before.
In any case it appear we will be getting a Vietnamese restaurant and/or takeaway opposite the Barrier Block to add to the Japanese one and the Shrub and Shutter, not to mention Mama Dough.
Who would have imagined the transformation of this strip of shops 10 years ago?
It'll soon be known as the East Village.
Ah, ok. It was because there was a Foxtons (i think) board that says "sale" rather than "for sale". Sounds like it probably means nothing.
Can't imagine that a high proportion of the populace (whether gentrifiers or not) would bemoan the conversion of a bookies into something else - even a phone shop or nail bar would be preferable I would imagine
The bookies was a pain in the ass quite frankly.
That bookies was an awful place. Full of unpleasant dealers and drunks. It must have been hell working there.
Another bit of history:
Brixton History: Eels and Fish on Coldharbour Lane, by Loughborough Junction
Planning application has gone in to turn the Liquor Supply shop opposite the Dogstar (380 Coldharbour La) into yet another fucking restaurant
17/02963/P3C | Change of use from shop (Class A1) to Restaurant (Class A3). | 380 Coldharbour Lane London SW9 8LF
I may be wrong - but that reads to me like an absolute refusal - as in refusal to allow an application. Reasons given.
Elsewhere, the Dogstar has started prep work on building their roof terrace.
And trendy Vietnamese restaurant Bahn Bahn at 326 Coldharbour Lane (the old bookies) has got its 11pm-midnight drinks licence.
17/00221/PRMNEW | Premises Licence (new application) | Current Licence | 326 Coldharbour Lane London SW9 8QH
Yes, prior approval refused.
Some Coldharbour Lane history:
Brixton history: From shops to the Satay Gallery at 447-453 Coldharbour Lane by Electric Lane, 1980-2017
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