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Herne Hill news, chitter chatter and gossip

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by choochi, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. BoxRoom

    BoxRoom Flip.

    Bleh. Not great.
     
  2. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    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.
     
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  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Sadly, I think you'll be proved wrong on that.
     
  4. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Parents :mad:

    Or were you lumping in Rushy with "other people"? :p
     
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  5. Rushy

    Rushy igam ogam

    I'm still just about hanging in there as "other people".
     
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  6. Rushy

    Rushy igam ogam

    Wow. That's a real disappointment if true. Where did you hear it?
     
  7. boohoo

    boohoo Part-time Cat

    Costa gets everywhere. There is even one in Thornton heath.
     
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  8. Rushy

    Rushy igam ogam

    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.
     
  9. boohoo

    boohoo Part-time Cat

    We have a greggs in South Norwood. Herne Hill is clearly going down hill :D
     
  10. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  11. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Elaine and Mustafa.
     
  12. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Crikey
     
  13. choochi

    choochi Well-Known Member

    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."
     
  14. Rushy

    Rushy igam ogam

    Thanks for that. I was sure I recalled having read something to that effect. Where was that statement posted?
     
  15. choochi

    choochi Well-Known Member

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  16. choochi

    choochi Well-Known Member

    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?
     
  17. Rushy

    Rushy igam ogam

    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!
     
  18. Rushy

    Rushy igam ogam

    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!
     
  19. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Anyone notice that pizza Pelone has had a name change?
     
  20. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    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. :hmm:
     
  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  22. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  24. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Has anyone bothered to check if there's actually anything behind the costa/greggs rumour?
     
  25. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Elaine is normally about 99% right.
     
  26. madolesance

    madolesance Well-Known Member

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  27. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Who is Elaine?
     
  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    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
     
  29. Rushy

    Rushy igam ogam

    Flower shop.
     
  30. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    A very small snippet of news:
     

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