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choochi

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What's happening with the new Balamory shops? - they all look empty atm.
I’d imagine it’s that the landlords have a completely unrealistic expectation of what rent they should charge so are driving away the small businesses people might actually want while they wait for a big chain to arrive and pay the big bucks!
 
And now the Illusioneer is moving too (but looks to be to bigger premises).

Mimosa's reason for closing in HH : "Rising costs, not enough café seating and an increase in online speciality food products were factors in our closure in Herne Hill."
 

Ms T

Honey-coloured ramparts
And now the Illusioneer is moving too (but looks to be to bigger premises).

Mimosa's reason for closing in HH : "Rising costs, not enough café seating and an increase in online speciality food products were factors in our closure in Herne Hill."
I went in there recently to buy sherry vinegar. I had to ask for the price (why? It’s embarrassing) and the same product was cheaper round the corner at Dugards.
 

T & P

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And now the Illusioneer is moving too (but looks to be to bigger premises).
I’m (pleasantly) surprised The Illusioner has turned out to be successful. It seems to have been there for ages. The very first time I noticed it years ago I wondered if it was going to last long. But I guess there are plenty of local residents who are the right fit for that kind of business.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen it it open though. But then that kind of business probably relies on by-appointment visits rather than walk-ins.
 

Winot

I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint
That looks like fun. It's a shame that building is currently inaccessible unless you can climb 3 flights of stairs. I know they can't do anything about that until they get longer term tenure.

The Poly Styrene exhibition at 198 Gallery is well worth the visit.
Retro Man Blog: Day-Glo: The Poly Styrene Story - A Searingly Honest and Uplifting Biography of the X-Ray Spex Singer by Poly's Daughter Celeste Bell & Music Writer Zoe Howe
 
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Smick

Strictly Second Class
Chicken Shop fans have the chance to buy the Morley's on Norwood Road for £150k at the moment...
Do Morleys not want it?

I wonder what the £150k gets you.

I couldn't even rustle up £1,500 but, even if I could, I don't want a chicken shop. Never mind £1,500, I'd rather have £150 in cash rather than owning my own chicken shop. Working 18 hour days, smelling of fat, dealing with abusive drunks.
 

friendofdorothy

Solidarity against neoliberalism!
Really pleased to find out it's still possible to get last minute appointment at the Herne Hill Group Practice. I got a phone appoint in the afternoon having asked at lunchtime, with a prescription that same day and a face to face appt within 48hrs.

I haven't need to find since since they merged with Brixton Water Lane practice and I was worried it might have changed.

BTW anyone know what the old Brixton Water Lane building is going to be?
 

madolesance

Well-Known Member
Really pleased to find out it's still possible to get last minute appointment at the Herne Hill Group Practice. I got a phone appoint in the afternoon having asked at lunchtime, with a prescription that same day and a face to face appt within 48hrs.

I haven't need to find since since they merged with Brixton Water Lane practice and I was worried it might have changed.

BTW anyone know what the old Brixton Water Lane building is going to be?
Private house.
 

friendofdorothy

Solidarity against neoliberalism!

friendofdorothy

Solidarity against neoliberalism!
Anyone know someone who sells Avon stuff? I'm in need of my annual supply of Skin-so-Soft which keeps the insects off me. Please pm me details if you know someone local.
 
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Rushy

AKA some / certain posters
Anyone know someone who sells Avon stuff? I'm in need of my annula supply of Skin-so-Soft which keeps the insects off me. Please pm me details if you know someone local.
Does it actually work? I bought some for midges in Scotland and then was told that the ingredients had been changed so that it isn't all that effective anymore, so didn't take it. I have a couple of bottles. You're welcome to have one of them.
 

friendofdorothy

Solidarity against neoliberalism!
Does it actually work? I bought some for midges in Scotland and then was told that the ingredients had been changed so that it isn't all that effective anymore, so didn't take it. I have a couple of bottles. You're welcome to have one of them.
Yes please! It's worked for me. The stuff I bought two years ago did. There was some spray on version, that I wasn't to keen on - but that seemed to work too. Has it changed?
I imagine scottish midges might need full on jungle formula DDT though.

I will need more if anyone does know an Avon seller.
 

Rushy

AKA some / certain posters
Yes please! It's worked for me. The stuff I bought two years ago did. There was some spray on version, that I wasn't to keen on - but that seemed to work too. Has it changed?
I imagine scottish midges might need full on jungle formula DDT though.

I will need more if anyone does know an Avon seller.
Mine must be 2 yrs old too. Pump spray bottle.
 
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