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CH1

"Red Guard"(NLYL)
presumably because of the fact licensing have previous with Sunstar, but even so it looks a bit iffy, I wonder if they send spy customers into the tesco over the road.
More likely surely that Tescos are bringing pressure to sort out the competition.
A bit odd that this is happening after all these years. I can understand the issue with Save More - it is a Mecca for street drinkers. But even so I guess the authorities know where they are. Sunstar always struck me as quite well run. Although I notice they have had a good run with the 7% Polish lagers at non-premium price lately - much to my enjoyment.
 

ChrisSouth

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More likely surely that Tescos are bringing pressure to sort out the competition.
A bit odd that this is happening after all these years. I can understand the issue with Save More - it is a Mecca for street drinkers. But even so I guess the authorities know where they are. Sunstar always struck me as quite well run. Although I notice they have had a good run with the 7% Polish lagers at non-premium price lately - much to my enjoyment.
To be fair to Tesco (and don't give me 'you must be a shareholder' shtick), and to those of us who live around the Junction and deserve shops selling in-date produce, this has been going on since 2009, according to the council's own documents - three years before Tesco's arrival. These local stores have had plenty of time, and two warnings a-piece, to sort themselvesout and have failed to do so.
 

teuchter

je suis teuchter
To be fair to Tesco (and don't give me 'you must be a shareholder' shtick), and to those of us who live around the Junction and deserve shops selling in-date produce, this has been going on since 2009, according to the council's own documents - three years before Tesco's arrival. These local stores have had plenty of time, and two warnings a-piece, to sort themselvesout and have failed to do so.
Much as I like Nisa, it does have to be said that they have a bit of a bad habit of selling stuff past its date.
 

CH1

"Red Guard"(NLYL)
To be fair to Tesco (and don't give me 'you must be a shareholder' shtick), and to those of us who live around the Junction and deserve shops selling in-date produce, this has been going on since 2009, according to the council's own documents - three years before Tesco's arrival. These local stores have had plenty of time, and two warnings a-piece, to sort themselvesout and have failed to do so.
I agree they should sell stuff in date etc. But the co-incidence of 2 licensing cases at this point is odd. But probably a co-incidence I admit.
 

BoxRoom

Flip.
Cops were there when I got home. All 3 of the flats here were done over. All of us had really sturdy doors, ours recently put in due to previous break in some weeks ago. Everything was locked up completely, didn't stop the determined!
I'm towards the Camberwell side of CHL.
 

Nedrop

Member
Sorry to hear that BoxRoom. I'm the other side of the junction and am always vigilant with locking up but seems it doesn't make a difference to a determined thief! Going to recheck my insurance policy!
 

goldengraham

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To be fair to Tesco (and don't give me 'you must be a shareholder' shtick), and to those of us who live around the Junction and deserve shops selling in-date produce, this has been going on since 2009, according to the council's own documents - three years before Tesco's arrival. These local stores have had plenty of time, and two warnings a-piece, to sort themselvesout and have failed to do so.
I know nothing about running shops so sorry if this sounds naive, but you have to wonder about the wisdom of having a store directly opposite a Tesco that sells pretty much exactly the same things, even if you did get there first. In fact the Tesco has a really limited product line so it wouldn't be hard for other retailers in LJ to differentiate with (for example) interesting veg & bread. I'd asssumed that's what the Sunrise would be doing when it refurbished & was quite surprised to see it full of the same stuff. I'd point to the example of the Londis in Herne Hill which (pre flood) found a great niche selling hard to get hold of herbs, spices, baking ingredients etc not stocked by the Sainsbury's nearby.

V sorry to hear about your break in BoxRoom.
 

Nedrop

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Sunstar is now called 'Loco' and had a new sign fitted on Sunday. New lighting too which makes the area outside feel safer.

Agree on it needing to plug the gap in niche products. That Tesco is very poorly stocked, would not be hard for one of the Sunstar lot to spend a day going round noting down what they don't sell and mixing up their stock accordingly....that would make far too much business sense however.

Digging up the junction again all weekend, never ends does it
 

CH1

"Red Guard"(NLYL)
Car accident in the rush hour this morning. Major tail-back to Barrington Road - so I walked up to LJ thinking Tescos deliveries were the cause. Tesco innocent on this occasion - apparently a car had taken the corner too fast and "flipped". Car resting upside down on its roof in the middle of the LJ crossroads. 2 fire engines, ambulance & police in attencdance at 8.45 am.
I am too middle class and guilty to have rushed home to get a camera & take pictures - especially as I don't know if anyone was injured or worse. Sorry about that, but one does have standards.
 

beckash

Member
A shopkeeper told me that exactly the same thing happened before in the same spot and on that occasion it was because a driver had rushed to beat the lights and clipped the edge of the traffic island.
 
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teuchter

je suis teuchter
I quite frequently see cars going way, way too fast down the stretch of Coldharbour Lane between Brixton and LJ.
 

teuchter

je suis teuchter
I am currently eating some stale Crunch Cream biscuits, bought yesterday from LJ Nisa, best before date 16th November.
 
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davidaheath

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Does anyone know where I can buy Sheridan's coffee layered liqueur?

I accidentally drunk all my housemates bottle playing the Loughborough Junction drinking game on New Year's Eve and it's surprisingly difficult to find. So far I have tried nowhere, but I reckon it's surprisingly difficult to find. Actually I did try the giant Tesco in Kensington on my lunch break but the man reckons Tesco stopped selling it because of a supplier problem or something. Dunno mate. He was mumbling and didn't seem to know what I was talking about.

If you see one around tell me, yeah?

From David

P.S. Happy New Year.
 

davidaheath

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It's pretty great and you never know what type of game you're going to get.

It's more of a passive drinking challenge than a game, so you don't have to expend too much effort and no one person gets picked on. Plus it almost always achieves the desired result of getting everyone completely panelled. Basically you just enjoy your evening as normal but every time a siren is heard everyone must immediately finish their current drink. The police helicopter is the wild card and if it's heard everyone must do a shot of Wray and Nephew.

Anyway, I invented it and I think I am meant to get royalties or something so please PayPal me all donations.
 

CH1

"Red Guard"(NLYL)
It's pretty great and you never know what type of game you're going to get.

It's more of a passive drinking challenge than a game, so you don't have to expend too much effort and no one person gets picked on. Plus it almost always achieves the desired result of getting everyone completely panelled. Basically you just enjoy your evening as normal but every time a siren is heard everyone must immediately finish their current drink. The police helicopter is the wild card and if it's heard everyone must do a shot of Wray and Nephew.

Anyway, I invented it and I think I am meant to get royalties or something so please PayPal me all donations.
Did you get your bottle yet? One of the off licenses opposite the Police Station had a very exotic range of liquers etc last time I went in (some years ago). You could try there. They certainly have Angostura Bitters at a low price should you be into pink gin.
 

davidaheath

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Went and had a look in there this evening, didn't find it. They were pretty helpful and were sure they'd sold it before but there wasn't any in - even went looked out back which was appreciated. Anyway, I confessed to the crime and I'm buying her a bottle of Bailey's instead as it's not completely impossible to find.

Cheers all.
 
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