Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Choc, Mar 11, 2007.
That To Let / "To Let" sign has never been taken down since Antic's purchase.
I think it's going to struggle to ever open as a pub again,let alone a late one. The residents (or at least the more vociferous ones) seem dead against it, and the pub's biggest champion (hatboy) has sadly now left the neighbourhood.
It's a tricky one.
I too have some fond memories of it as the Harmony Bar, but i can quite see why people in the adjoining buildings are so set against having a late night (as they all are now) boozer on their doorstep again.
And of course that building is so freighted with significance anyway - if you talk to older residents there are plenty who remember the bad old days of the George.
Deep breath folks:
Lambeth Council partners up with developers to ‘breath life into a post-riot area’ in Brixton with luxury flat development
'Post-riot'... I like that. Only second best to 'post-zombie apocalypse'.
Here's the full press release, Get your barf bags ready:
Top, top sneery Brixton Buzz article there.
Well the neighbours did effectively prevent it from being reopened as a pub a couple of times, and there's very little market for any more shops around there...
Terrible press release though.
Big market for affordable housing though.
That press release was so far up its own arse, I had to say something. Mind you, compared to my first draft, the posted version is incredibly polite!
How did Lambeth get their hands on it? I thought it belonged to Antic?
I never understood why Antic was unable to open a pub there - it has established use.
That is the most cringeworthily awful press release I have had the misfortune of reading in my entire life.
Jesus fucking wept
Yes, I didn't say otherwise. However there's a bigger market for private 'luxury' flats.
The last incarnation was terrible at keeping to its license; late night noise, some anti social behaviour etc. etc.
I'd have thought a revoked licence is far more "overcomable" than planning -particularly by a chain known for being fairly gastro pubby in many of its incarnations.
Any idea how big it will be (how many units and if theyre making the block bigger)?
Plus a Point of Order: What 2012 riots? Weren't we all in a happy happy joy joy Olympic mood during the summer of 2012?
How is the pub "damaged" by the way?
Still, they did spell the verb 'breathe' correctly - unlike the Buzz article!
A PM pointing out the small typo would have been nicer, but anyway, it's changed. We don't have proof readers at B Buzz what with all of us doing it for nothing, you see.
Really? You have been very lucky!
i can't read that, i'm dry heaving too much.
a good question. i'm pretty sure that it is absolutely not damaged in ay significant way.
also, the idea that it's post-riot because the pub that originally existed on the site was burnt down for being racist back in 1981... as if somehow the successful long-term running of a well beloved community bar can be ignored because of something that happened 33 years ago. did the afro-carribean community somehow not count as life?
don;t answer that. the answer is that they don't.
That press release is so absurd it wouldn't be out of place on the pages of Private Eye as a satirical piece. I'd love to know who penned it, out of morbid curiosity. Was it an over enthusiastic early-20s Hoxton media type? Or simply a Thatcherite Tory cunt?
They missed an apostrophe in council's though.
Ring them, find out. I agree it was quite ridiculous.
I am assuming that Sorrel mean dealing with the planners when they say "partnering".
Antic wanted to redevelop the site with a lot of flats and bar on ground floor. There original plans were knocked back due to poor design they were proposing.
Yep - totally unclear. Sounds like guff.
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