Coldharbour Lane, Brixton - news and updates

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

  1. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    Tried out Banh Banh and it gets :thumbs: from me. Basic fit-out is hipster-minimal (yes they have those stupid lightbulbs) and incredibly noisy inside - it won't work for old deaf relatives. Staff are friendly not snotty. Food excellent- fresh, tasty, zingy flavours - and they don't tone down the chili too far. Diverse clientele, not packed out exclusively with the white and affluent. Not bargain-cheap but not as expensive as many of the competition nearby (it's way less pretentious/moneyed than Kricket, way better food for the money than Rosa's Thai Cafe for instance.) Most big dishes hovering at £9-11ish so you can't fill up for under a tenner, but you could certainly stuff yourself stupid for £15. Excellent green-papaya salad, fiery pho and excellent (huuuuuge) bowl of bun (cold noodle salad with veg, spring rolls, bbq-pork patties etc) which could easily feed two people. Happy with it overall.
  2. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Road resurfacing tonight. 20180730_222232.jpg 20180730_222247.jpg 20180730_222254.jpg
  3. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I heard that thing earlier!
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  4. editor

    editor hiraethified

    So that curious 'Jam Groceri Store' that never seemed to have much stuff in stock has been seized and shuttered. The sign was fairly recently repainted too.

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  5. ChrisSouth

    ChrisSouth Well-Known Member

    To be fair, I don't think that it ever intended to sell much jam, or many groceri (sic)'s
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  6. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Did anyone go to Ginseng Noodles?

  7. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

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  8. editor

    editor hiraethified

    This can't possibly be still open, can it?

  9. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Tempted to investigate. They were part of an Lambeth Interfaith walk three or four years ago, but I didn't go inside.

    The directory lists it as Deobandi/Bangldeshi run. One of the staff at Costcutter (opposite) was a keen member but haven't seen him around lately.
    For what its worth Lady Warsi is at the liberal end of that tradition, but many consider Deobandis extremists.
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  10. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Any news about the Amaryllis reopneing as some kid of pub (formerly Jack Beards at the Plough and the Plough) at 66 Coldharbour Lane? It's all boarded up with a 'demolition taking place' in the window :(


    I couldn't find anything on their website Savills UK | Estate Agents & Lettings UK & London | Commercial Property

  11. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    There is nothing I can see on the Lambeth Planning website either.
    If it was a conversion to flats it ought to have Planap - similarly if demolition is involved.
  12. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

    the council have put a recycling bin outside our wall (looks like a container for gritting in winter) with a notice saying things need to be in see-through bags, is this a new system for recycling and they couldn't get it through the gate or a public thing - either way it's doomed to failure
  13. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Just over the border (in Southwark) but seems the Valmar Trading Estate is going the same way as Higgs. High quality architecture ahoy!
    Valma industrial estate.jpg
    Valmar location.JPG
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  14. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I noticed yesterday that Martin Barry Estate Agents at 399 Coldharbour Lane has morphed into a rather swish-looking black hairdressers - though the shop-front and signage has not altered.

    I guess being estate agents, they would be unwilling to pay empty rates, so the hairdresser could be a meanwhile use.
    Anyone know anything? Could be the first indicator of a market down-turn in the central Brixton property market?
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  15. djdando

    djdando Active Member

    They’ve moved back to their old premises by McDonalds on Acre Lane. Not sure why.
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  16. Mr Bim of Bar

    Mr Bim of Bar Well-Known Member

    I noticed that last week, I think it’s because there is more foot fall on Acre Lane
  17. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I asked some of the guys hanging around there - customers of the betting shop - today. They seem certain that the building work is just flat conversion above the pub. Pointed me to the Savills sign - and sure enough it is now listed, thoguh Price on Application. Savills | Amaryllis, 66 Coldharbour Lane, Camberwell, London, SE5 9PU | Property to rent

    There are photos on the Savills website, such as
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  18. They obv didn't proof read that.

    'The proposed demise provides a basement of 75 sq m (807 sq ft) and a ground floor of 156 sq m (1,679 sq ft). In addition the beer garden is 14 sq m (151 sq ft).'
  19. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    ?? - the beer garden is beside the pub and small. Are the sq metres/sq feet wrong or what?
  20. 'the proposed demise' should read 'premises' no?
  21. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Looks like they are talking about a lease that hasn't been fully drawn up yet, hence the 'proposed'. They are perhaps splitting the building into two leases where previously it was all the one?
  22. urbanspaceman

    urbanspaceman Well-Known Member

    or demesne ?
  23. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Bit of a hullabaloo opposite the Barrier Block right now with no less than 5 police cars in attendance to arrest one guy on suspicion of drug dealing.
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  24. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

  25. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Incidentally it looked like the fryer was being removed from Jimmy's Fish Shop yesterday too. So I guess that could go the same way.

    BTW the upstairs of Jimmy's looks derelict. Almost a rival to 316 Coldharbour Lane - so maybe if someone takes over it might be actually good for the building/terrace.
  26. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Fuck that's two depressing posts you've just dished out there. If Jimmy's goes I will be distraught.
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  27. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Would be sad. Mind you I thought the previous people (Jimmy's tenants apparently) were better at running the Fish Shop. Not talking about the fish and chips so much as chatting up the customers and staying open longer hours.
  28. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Wondered why Jimmy's was closed when I went passed on Saturday!
  29. editor

    editor hiraethified

    They were always super friendly to me. Sonar (from the much-missed Phoenix Cafe) seemed to be a near-permanent fixture there.

    I use Jimmy's quite a lot - as do the people on my estate - and if we lose an affordable community asset like this to yet more posh 'small plates,' 'nibbles' and all the other unaffordable bullshit restaurant/wine/cocktail-shifters I'll be well pissed off.
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  30. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Further up CHL in LJ this hasn't happened yet. I really hope it doesn't.

    What is happening to that row of shops is prime example of gentrification. I can't see how anyone can disagree with that. ( Any takers?)

    When the flats behind ar finished and sold that will be the final touch. I think that is hastening it. Those flats will introduce new demographic to that area.

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