new stuff in streatham

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by hektik, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. hektik

    hektik adhering to a paradigm

    I haven't been down to streatham station in a while, having changed my route into work to streatham hill, and coming home from work has been a bit of a lottery for the past month or so because of late nights/snow. but things are afoot: there is a new morrisons opening right next door to the train station (which has been an empty shop since I have been here) - does anyone know if it is already open/when it is opening?

    Also walked past this: http://www.hideawaylive.co.uk/ which looks like it could be pretty cool. Has anyone been?
     
  2. se5

    se5 Well-Known Member

    Is the Morrisons going to open on the site of the former Safeways?

    Edited to add: Ah yes it is

    Doing a bit of googling I see http://www.highson.net/2009/09/safeway-streatham-re-opens.html - there is also a twitter post that i found saying it will open on 25 Jan but cant find details on the actual Morrisons website.
     
  3. noriise

    noriise Well-Known Member

    hideaway looks interesting - thanks for posting
     
  4. g force

    g force Affects Shatner's Basoon

    Morrisons is a welcome addition can pop in from the station to pick up bits and pieces....they opened it up due to the Tescos delay...god knows why they didn't do it anyway.
     
  5. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    not exactly an addition... it was a Morrisons for a while after they bought out Safeways. then it got closed and soon after became a psy-trance rave venue, which was nice.
     
  6. hektik

    hektik adhering to a paradigm

    yep, that's exactly what I thought as well. It looked like a prime location for a supermarket, for convenience if nothing else.
     
  7. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    Yeah, handy for me to - I've often wondered why the old safeways has been shiut up for so many years when its in a prime spot. Even if they do go ahead with it (and afaik they only have initial planning permission) it will be a few years before Tescos opens.
     
  8. noriise

    noriise Well-Known Member

    lol - i missed out! seems opposite to how I know the area!
     
  9. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    cool..has it got a car parK?
     
  10. hektik

    hektik adhering to a paradigm

    it does have a car park...or at least a sign that says "car park, next left" on the sign outside.

    It is also definitely opening on 25th January, at 9pm. Can you tell that i did a bit more investigating on my way home tonight?

    NB: I am dispondent about what my life has turned out like -time was i spent my friday getting dribbling adn unresponsive. i now spend it standing at the windows of a newly-opening supermarket. how the mighty have fallen.
     
  11. se5

    se5 Well-Known Member

    Thats what I thought as well - I think Morrisons got rid of a lot of shops like this one and the one in Camberwell as well because they thought they were too small, they have now had a change of heart and so are now going for smaller town centre sites probably helped by the fall in the cost of the land in the intervening few years
     
  12. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    it was a good one, but the mega bowl parties were better :cool:
     
  13. Cowley

    Cowley Well-Known Member

    If it ever does open. This Streatham Hub development is suppose to be a Tesco, new housing, new ice rink (to replace the current one) & new leisure centre.

    AFAIK, aren't Tesco trying to wriggle their way out of paying for some of the works due on this project.

    Basically, Tesco & Lambeth Council are blaming each other for the lack of progress....nothing has moved forward for years.
     
  14. Cowley

    Cowley Well-Known Member

    I hear Foxtons is opening up in September on the old Jack Stamps site on the High Road. :eek:

    Deary me, whatever next? Starbucks? :D
     
  15. g force

    g force Affects Shatner's Basoon

    Eh?!? Lord it's the beginning of the end. I thought Foxton's were financially buggered? Mind you even they would be an improvement on Jack Stamps
     
  16. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    I remember a club there called The Studio. Back in the late 80s. We'd pop in for a pint in the Tudor Tavern and then to the club. It was well rubbish :)
     
  17. Cowley

    Cowley Well-Known Member

    :D

    I thought they were financially buggered too, obviously they see potential in our little cherished corner of Lambeth. ;)

    P.S. I agree re: improvement on Jack Stamps.
     
  18. hektik

    hektik adhering to a paradigm

    foxtons in streatham? blimey! :eek:

    To be fair, they already had properties in streatham, which were dealt with from their balham branch, i think. We certainly had a foxtons rep show us around when we were looking to buy in streatham...although all of their sales patter was how close and convenient streatham was for brixton/clapham/blahm/dulwich.
     
  19. g force

    g force Affects Shatner's Basoon

    Shame it should have been "Streatham has none of those middle class media twunts you'll find in balham, clapham and dulwich...it is also severely lacking in annoying Saffers and Aussies."
     
  20. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Can confirm that Jack Stamps is indeed going to be yet another estate agents. I asked the builders when I was passing today.
     
  21. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    That new Foxton's really is a shoddily bad piece of shop-fitting masquerading as "modern architecture"
     
  22. Cowley

    Cowley Well-Known Member

    It certainly looks out of place on Streatham High Road. :D

    Edited to add: I hear Cafe Nero is opening up in the old Clarkes site which IIRC is next door to Sainsburys Local.
     
  23. hektik

    hektik adhering to a paradigm

    yep, had read somethign about that on the streatham pulse website a couple of days ago. Have also been into that new polish deli, krantzens (sp?) which is next door to kwik fit..the loaf of bread I got was pretty tasty, and they've got a few interesting bits in there. would definately recommend having a little look around.
     
  24. Cowley

    Cowley Well-Known Member

    Yeah that Streatham Pulse website is always a good read. Oh and I agree re: Krantzens, I did briefly pop in a few weeks back, didn't buy anything but will go back soon to get some stuff.
     
  25. pk

    pk drink flounce rinse repeat

    Is this thread about drugs? It must be some kind of coded message... :hmm: What is this "stuff" of which you speak?
     
  26. g force

    g force Affects Shatner's Basoon

    No it's tasty Polish snacks and estate agents.
     
  27. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    BTW The newest of the spate of Streatham Polish delis Kredens is very good - great bread to take away and I enjoyed cheesecake and some damn fine coffee inside.
     
  28. hektik

    hektik adhering to a paradigm

    new 'anything'. we are so bereft of any diversions in streatham that a new shop opening, a man falling over, or a load of new items on the cat-welfare bric-a-brac stall on a saturday is cause for celebration. and mention on this thread.
     
  29. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Went past the Foxton's today. Jesus, it's so poncey. They even have a bar in the front with a coffee machine and a fridge selling bottles of something (the only one I recognised was coke)

    I went looking for Clarkes last week and was most perturbed to discover a coffee shop there. I had to have a wander to make sure I wasn't imagining Clarkes used to be there. Was most pissed off.

    I also noticed a few new chicken shops. As if there's not enough up there already. Oh, and MacDonald's is now Kenfucky
     
  30. Selassie

    Selassie New Member

    The new Deli with no name, the one opposite Streatham Hill Station seems to be doing a roaring trade.

    I've been in there a few times myself and they have a nice selection of the usual Deli type fare. Prices are good too.
     

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