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Out with the Old... Network Rail tell businesses to vacate Atlantic Road arches

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by :-D, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    How does that work, then? They're both businesses that can afford to pay premium rents.
     
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  2. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Master Of Shambolics

    Surely it's the opposite? the council want businesses that can afford to pay NR's hiked rents and these businesses have different contracts that allowed them to stay.
     
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  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Curse you and your obvious logic! :D
     
  4. tompound

    tompound Well-Known Member

    I think it's that pawnbrokers/bookies etc have long employed savvy legal teams to insert 'no eviction' clauses in their leases. It's probably because they consider themselves vulnerable to changes in the law that might seek to evict them, based on campaigns/clampdowns on unscrupulous businesses etc.
     
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  5. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Well-Known Member

    Because 'the right kind' of businesses were the kind that catered to the 'nu-Brixton clientèle'. Guess I got that wrong. Although I doubt they are simply interested in payment of the high rents - not sure a string of well funded sex shops for example would be considered acceptable; even if they paid very promptly.
     
  6. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Master Of Shambolics

    Ha! You believed their lies!
     
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  7. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    Yep. At that 'meeting' in the Rec ages ago I asked one the NR people about this and he said 'we really would like to get them out but we can't', because different contracts.
     
  8. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I have never really understood your position on the arches.

    Are you now saying you opposed NR kicking out the existing business from the arches?
     
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  9. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    You really need to keep up with how business operates. Sex shops - most of that is now online. They are dying out even in places like Soho.

    Unless one counts a more tasteful run business like Ann Summers or a more upmarket version like found in Covent Garden- Coco De Mer

    I could see Coco De Mer catering for the Nu Brixton clientele. Fit in really well. What do u think? Nothing morally wrong with sex shops. Something a modern progressive forward thinking company like NR, who are doing there upmost to bring inward investment to localities like Brixton, could be proud of welcoming here.
     
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  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Ann Summers are struggling too: Ann Summers falls into the red with £3.6m full-year loss
     
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  11. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    :hmm:
    Coco de mer went bust ages ago and were bought by an online giant called lovehoney .
     
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  12. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Still have a shop in Covent Garden in Monmouth street opposite the hotel.
     
  13. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    Ye but the big company (largest online retailer in its field in the uk) bought the name and the debts, its like Tescos buying a small independent retailer & keeping the high end signage for kudos.
     
  14. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Well-Known Member

    How come everyone knows so much about sex shops? :confused:
     
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  15. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

  16. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Master Of Shambolics

    The sex shops referred to are clothing and toy retailers rather than pornographers - but people prefer to shop online these days for obvious reasons.
     
  17. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    Yep. It would probably be a mistake wrt the arches to ignore the impact of the massive move to online shopping for pretty much everything.
    eg) bookmongers on CHL looks like a sort of last survivor now, bookshops being so rare since amazon. And surrounded by the only things which you can't buy cheaper online and which still turn big margins, making high rents feasible ie cocktails and coffee. Shit but true.
     
  18. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda 100% echtes Pandabär!!

    Long leases and their own legal departments.
     
  19. Carpet man

    Carpet man Active Member

    Shop keepers in Atlantic Rd and Station Road are now saying how trade is considerably down ( up to 60 % ) since Network Rail and Lambeth Council created a major ' dead zone ' in Brixton by closing most of the Arches in phase 1 of the development rather than do it in stages !
     
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  20. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Same thing has happened in Herne Hill. Idiots.
     
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  21. Rushy

    Rushy igam ogam

    Looks like they've started, at last.
     
  22. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Asbestos found too.
     
  23. Carpet man

    Carpet man Active Member

    A staged refurbishment of around 4 -6 Arches at a time would have ensured that most Traders could have continued to run their business by moving around in the development to suit . What you've ended up is a total eyesore which has a knock on effect to the rest of the Town Centre ! Never mind there soon will be a £10 burger bar and a Nu bakery with £5 loaves
     
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  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  25. Carpet man

    Carpet man Active Member

    Lambeth Council are now ' upset ' with Network Rail over the delays ? They rubber stamped the application after repeated pleas to refurbish the Arches in stages ! Thank you to the amazing people of Brixton and the surrounding area for your passion in trying to help our Campaign your inspiring
     
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  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  27. Rushy

    Rushy igam ogam

    Anyone know what the legal basis of the court action is?
     
  28. organicpanda

    organicpanda Well-Known Member

    ask carpet man he's happy (wrong word I know) to talk about it
     
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    editor Taffus Maximus

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