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Nedrop

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Anyone know why there is always a police van parked in the turning down to the arches next to the Tesco Metro? There pretty much every day parked up
 

CH1

"Red Guard"(NLYL)
Anyone know why there is always a police van parked in the turning down to the arches next to the Tesco Metro? There pretty much every day parked up
There is a local police office between Save More and Dollar Chicken. Local police patrols are done from there.
 

xsunnysuex

Life is a horizontal fall.
Anyone know why there is always a police van parked in the turning down to the arches next to the Tesco Metro? There pretty much every day parked up
Funny you should ask this. My partner and I were taking about this over the weekend. I suggested that maybe there was a video cctv camera set up on one of the shops. But your right, that police van is always parked there.
 

goldengraham

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There's a new (and much needed) cafe/bar opening up soon in the area. Just waiting for them to send the full details to B Buzz...
The cafe is tucked under the railway bridge where the Ghanaian takeaway used to be. Good luck to them - hopefully will encourage more regeneration of boarded-up shops round LJ
 

editor

hiraethified
I hope they have some good offers on cheese and champagne.
Is that what you'd like for the area?

Personally, I'd love to see a good community based cafe/bar - perhaps with occasional acoustic music and performance space for locals - with affordable prices. I miss some of the old bars of Loughborough Junction as they were as local to me as many Brixton bars.
 

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hiraethified
The cafe is tucked under the railway bridge where the Ghanaian takeaway used to be. Good luck to them - hopefully will encourage more regeneration of boarded-up shops round LJ
We've written to them (as Brixton Buzz) and offered to give them an early write up if they'd like. Be good to see a place do well in the area.
 

goldengraham

Well-Known Member
Is that what you'd like for the area?

Personally, I'd love to see a good community based cafe/bar - perhaps with occasional acoustic music and performance space for locals - with affordable prices. I miss some of the old bars of Loughborough Junction as they were as local to me as many Brixton bars.
A cafe/bar would be great though it's hard to see what available premises wld be suitable - a railway arch maybe?

Has any mention been made on here of the LJ master plan by the way? There's a consultation process under way, the document can be found here
http://www.loughboroughjunction.org/masterplanning
 

goldengraham

Well-Known Member
Which are the boarded up shops around LJ? There's only two isn't there?
Off the top of my head there's the White Horse pub (once rumoured to become a Sainsbury's)
The old junk shop opposite (admittedly not boarded up but empty for ages, rubbish stacked up outside)
The 'Loughborough House' shop opposite Herne Hill Rd
The old Futon Workshop
At the bottom of Milkwood Road, the old Chinese takeaway
I guess you could also say until v recently there was the Taste of Africa, pre coffee shop ...

It's not so much the number of disused shops as their general visibility to be honest - with the possible exception of the Chinese takeaway they're nearly all prime retail sites.
 
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hiraethified
I think that's definitely true. The more reason people have to come to Loughborough Junction, the better all the businesses should do.
 

teuchter

je suis teuchter
Alternatively it looks a bit like it could be a head shop or somewhere selling crystals to wizard types.

Good luck to them. Maybe they can capture some of the commuter trade that the Beanery misses when it's not open in the morning.
 

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hiraethified
Good luck to them. Maybe they can capture some of the commuter trade that the Beanery misses when it's not open in the morning.
It's certainly going to be a place I'll regularly pop into on my way to see Hamlet on Saturdays seeing as the Beanery is closed then - and, to be honest, the coffee is a whole load better at this new place.
 

mrs_madiba

New Member
It's certainly going to be a place I'll regularly pop into on my way to see Hamlet on Saturdays seeing as the Beanery is closed then - and, to be honest, the coffee is a whole load better at this new place.
I'm so happy to see this place open, even though it does look a bit indigo. It's rubbish missing your train when the Beanery is closed and having to wander round in the rain for half an hour. Definitely going to pop in this week.
 

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hiraethified
I'm so happy to see this place open, even though it does look a bit indigo. It's rubbish missing your train when the Beanery is closed and having to wander round in the rain for half an hour. Definitely going to pop in this week.
I've never really understood why the Beanery keeps such relatively minimal hours as you would have thought they'd pick up a fair bit of trade on Saturdays. I certainly would have been a semi regular, although it'll be the new place for coffee for me from now on.
 
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