Loughborough Junction chitter-chatter

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by teuchter, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I have meaning to start an LJ chitter-chatter thread for a while. Here I am doing it now.

    Shall we start with supermarkets?

    Tesco has been open for, what, a few months now? Where the Warrior/Junction pub once was

    Business in NISA seems to remain healthy enough.

    The supermarket opposite the new Tesco has re-opened after a bit of a refurb. I can't comment on how business is in there as I don't use that one much.

    Still no sign of Sainsburys opening in the ex-Crown/Mucky Duck. It looks like the flats above are now at least partly occupied though.

    Meanwhile on the site of the Harriers pub (corner of Herne Hill Road and Wanless Rd) they are about to start work on a new block of flats.
  2. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Before and after at the shop opposite Tesco:

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    Not sure if the old sign has been revealed as a deliberate move, or if they just ran out of money for a new one.
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  3. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen person of tinge

    I've been wondering what that old sign is about....
  4. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Also, Sem Cafe have employed some hyperactive signwriters to do up the outside of their building


    At the end of next week (19th/20th) they are going to be filming for a remake of the Man From U.N.C.L.E. in the garages there on Padfield Road. We have been told not to be alarmed by any high speed car chases or people wielding firearms.
  5. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    It's a nice enough old sign but the giant white shutter awning and the fluorescent lights don't really add to it.
  6. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen person of tinge

    Yeah i mean I quite like it as a sign but like you say it doesnt really fit... I wondered if they were trying to attract hipsters :D
  7. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    The Electric Café in West Norwood got a new sign in similar colours. Apparently it was paid for by the West Norwood Feast people. Maybe some community group has paid for that.
  8. editor

    editor hiraethified

    The old sign looks much nicer than the horrible plastic thing that was there before.
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  9. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I took some photos of that on Saturday, and of the nearby mosaics under the railway bridge. I'll post them up soon.
  10. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    The other week I noticed a cafe near Deptford had something very similar - I reckon by the same people.
  11. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Be warned: artily painted shop fronts and shutters figure on the A-Z Gentrification.
  12. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Same here. I have not noticed any hipster targetted fare on sale inside though.
  13. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen person of tinge

    It looks lot more welcoming without the grills an all...
  14. goldengraham

    goldengraham Well-Known Member

    Any notion of that will be dispelled by the large quantities of mild cheddar for sale inside
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  15. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter


    Padfield being set up for the filming ... all made out of plywood
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  16. goldengraham

    goldengraham Well-Known Member

    Whoever owns the Chinese takeaway/Jerk Island building by LJ station was trying to get permission for the two shops to be knocked into one unit (presumably Sainsbury's Local sized) earlier in the year. The application got knocked back but it's one to keep an eye on. Although the building is a wreck it wld be sad if Jerk Island got booted out
  17. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Blimey. That's very convincing!
  18. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Been looking at some of the LJ railway arches as a location for the South London Hackspace (name still tbc). Some of the spaces are absolutely cavernous, but utterly inaccessible. An incredible amount of space locked in by surrounding buildings. Others are much more amenable and things could happen soon :)
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  19. isvicthere?

    isvicthere? a.k.a. floppybollocks

  20. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Should I be looking to upgrade my biohazard emergency contingency plans?
  21. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Looks like Padfield Rd will be standing in for cold war Germany.

  22. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

  23. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

  24. Leo Chesterton

    Leo Chesterton Active Member

    Apologies - I could not resist applying a Hipstertwatic effect. Spoilt only by the parking meter. And maybe the extract vent is a bit too health and safety for 60's GDR.
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  25. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    That does look really :cool:
  26. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    This is what it looked like last night when they were filming.
    There were some paparazzi there, photographing Guy Ritchie and some other famous people that I either haven't heard of or don't recognise. The paparazzi guys weren't like I might have imagined; they seemed quite mild mannered chaps who were just stood around chatting to people in between taking photos.

    I can reveal a key scene in the movie. This scoop is exclusive to the Loughborough Junction Chitter Chatter Thread.

    A car goes down a street, stops, and someone gets out of it with a briefcase

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  27. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    Great to see Loughborough Junction getting some glamour.
  28. Leo Chesterton

    Leo Chesterton Active Member

  29. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

  30. Joie

    Joie New Member


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