Lucky Croydon to get its own Boxpark retail pop up

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    I thought the pop-up nature of the shops related to their individual short-term leases, rather than the longevity of the venue.
  2. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Have they finished building cronx towers yet?
  3. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    It is according to this map of the parish of Shoreditch (it's just opposite the end of Holywell Lane, on the Eastern border).
  4. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

  5. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    Well, that's a neat way of pointing out that areas and their boundaries change over time. As you'll now find Shoreditch Boxpark bang in between Shoreditch High St station and Shoreditch High St itself it would be very hard to deny that it's definitely in Shoreditch regardless of the borough that administrates it.
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  6. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    that doesn't in fact follow. but while i am sure you and i find this little diversion interesting, another round of yes it is and no it isn't perhaps unedifying for observers.
  7. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

  8. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

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  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  10. George & Bill

    George & Bill semiotically superfluous


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  12. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

    Took this yesterday . Looking good for the summer 2016 open


    Typical Croydon
  13. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Quick update


    Deary me

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    That's actually looking a lot better than it did. However it's not exactly a hive of activity down there EVER. I've never seen anyone on site. You would think they would be going "shit, it's summer already and it looks nothing like the picture we promised".
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  15. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Last I saw was end of summer to open. Cant see that even.

    It's in the usual Croydon developers funding row I think.
  16. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    Surely all they have to do is shove a few shipping containers on the dirt and ta da! They're done!
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  17. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    By the time it's nearly finished, box parks will be so yesterday. :D
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  18. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    My daughter sees this as the spearpoint of gentrification and wants to tear it down.
  19. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    Your daughter sees right.
    If it ever appears, it'll be a pile of wank.
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  20. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    No, typical developers, more like...
  21. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Tbh the rate this seems to be going, and the rate that Zone 4 is becoming the new Zone 3 (which is the new Zone 2 etc) for prices, it's not going to make any difference by the time it arrives. Croydon will already have been gentrified.
  22. darryl

    darryl this wasn't supposed to happen

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  23. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Class info in the attachement; another total waste of money by a local authority who can't be bothered to check the companies credentials that they go throwing money at!
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  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    And, just like Pop Brixton, it's a fucking disaster with the council similarly deluded about its 'success'.

    ‘Successful investment’ Boxpark reports a £500,000 loss
  25. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Nobody expects a new business to be in profit during the first year or so :D

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