Discussion in 'Brixton' started by choochi, Jun 9, 2014.
Bleh. Not great.
Can't see the burghers of HH going to Costa for a crap coffee and toastie, when there's about 5 other indie coffee shops catering for commuters, mums and other people.
Sadly, I think you'll be proved wrong on that.
Or were you lumping in Rushy with "other people"?
I'm still just about hanging in there as "other people".
Wow. That's a real disappointment if true. Where did you hear it?
Costa gets everywhere. There is even one in Thornton heath.
I guess Costa may benefit from having an outside space which gets sunshine. At the moment only Sesame gets that and their coffee is not great.
We have a greggs in South Norwood. Herne Hill is clearly going down hill
I can just imagine the talk at the Sunday market and in the queue at Dugards (I love Dugards).
I think Costa will have stiff competition though as they do the worst flat white.
Elaine and Mustafa.
This is what NR has said just recently. So if it's true it's about as much of a lie as is possible.
"The majority of our former tenants have relocated or have an opportunity to return to a refurbished unit and we will be discussing this with each of them in due course. Although we have received some expressions of interest in refurbished units, we are not in discussions with any other potential tenants.
We will not be seeking to let to national chains in Herne Hill and highlighted this commitment at a public meeting organised by the Herne Hill Forum. Out of our 4000 arches and units in London, fewer than 20 are directly let to national chains."
Thanks for that. I was sure I recalled having read something to that effect. Where was that statement posted?
Herne Hill Forum
Station Square arches update from Network Rail
The only thing I can think of is that there might be confusion with the units within Herne Hill station that are being refurbished. I suppose they could be going in there, although I'm sure I read somewhere that Perks and White and going back in once the work is done?
I'm pretty sure that they made that same commitment quite a lot earlier too, although I wonder whether it was in relation to Brixton.
Hopefully it is just a rumour!
P&W have something like a first refusal, one of their guys mentioned. Although they thought it would be too expensive. I quite like their current set up in Off the Cuff!
Anyone notice that pizza Pelone has had a name change?
A while back. They're a small chain now and wanted all their restaurants to have the same name. Presumably they though 500 Degrees was more catchy and modern.
Photos from last night's jam session at Off The Cuff. It's a great night but paying £5 for a pint still grates.
Loads of energy and good vibes at the Gypsy Tuesday jam session at Off The Cuff, Herne Hill
I think they made a similar statement in relation to the Brixton arches, but I think it draws on their general lines to take with regard to letting to national chains.
They a really slippery statement saying that they could "categorically confirm that no multi-national will be in the vacant units.”
So massive UK based chains are OK then.
Brixton Arches campaigners crushed after lively Lambeth Planning meeting votes in favour of redevelopment
Has anyone bothered to check if there's actually anything behind the costa/greggs rumour?
Elaine is normally about 99% right.
Looks like Herne Hill now has a great music venue that can truly replace the 'Half Moon'. Probably time to move on from the conversation about the 'Half Moon' becoming a music venue again.
Who is Elaine?
It's great to have a new venue, but it doesn't come close to replacing the Half Moon. It's far more pricey than a pub venue for starters, is a smaller capacity and closes at midnight. I see no reason why the existence of Off The Cuff should have negated any calls for the Half Moon to remain a live venue, to be honest
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