Discussion in 'Brixton' started by :-D, Feb 4, 2015.
Festive greetings from Network Rail and Lambeth Council
Update: Brixton Arches update, Jan 2018 – when will the businesses return?
The new ones are looking very shiny
Are the any of the old traders able to return? have they all been priced out? (apart from the loan shop that is whose continued presence doesn't cheer me at all.)
Sad to see this one is 'TO LET'
At £70- £100 k + vat + rates for a single Arch I wonder who could afford one ? That’s a lot of smashed avocado on toast to sell every week
isn't this the one by the traffic lights intersection of Coldharbour Lane? were they moved out by Network Rail as part of the redevelopment as well?
I'm not sure if they left or were pushed out but I'm guessing that's how the other refurbished units are going to look.
thh I can't remember who was there before the refurb
Brixton 15 Years Ago: Coldharbour Lane, Atlantic Road, Ritzy and a huge can of baked beans, July 2002
Dogstar are taking an arch aren't they...
Eh? You mean Eckovision, right? That's owned by Antic, who also own the Dogstar.
ah, yes I mean Antic.
They've had an arch there for quite a few years now. When they were open they sold beers in those extra sneaky 2/3rds of a pint glasses.
And because the previous place had a later licence and was nicking their punters...
I would have thought there was more than enough punters in 'drinking destination' nu-Brixton to go around these days.
This Tuesday will be the 4th anniversary of Network Rail giving notice to all the family owned businesses in the Arches including A&C deli , Mash brothers fishmongers etc
What a stitch up !
been hearing some astounding figures for the new leases, I think the sealed bids were opened today (may be unsubstantiated gossip) A & C went for £70K, Lambeth Boy would you know more?
Just as everyone suspected. A complete stitch up.
23 Atlantic Road ( the old Baron menswear ) is up at £100 k p.a plus vat plus Lambeth rates & the dreaded contribution to Bid so no change out of 3 grand a week ! The previous rent was £18k p.a no wonder they forced him out as well as the others Traders ( obviously not William Hill or H.T Pawnbrokers as that would be immoral !!
Are they having a laugh? Have they not be following what’s happening on the High Street? Or noticed that no one has rented the units in Herne Hill because of the high rents?
When Ms Peck's seat comes up for re-election (if she doesn't try to bend the rules) - someone ought to bring this shit up.
Ah yes, but Brixton is smack bang on trend and filling up with retail therapy gorging nu-residents, so it's not hard to imagine the kind of godawful businesses that are going to slither into those units.
All Traders including the few returning ones will sign a new 14 year lease which is outside the Landlord and tenant act 1954 so in effect it’s a relatively short term tenancy ! Why didn’t NR ‘ freeze ‘ the existing leases on the existing tenants ? They couldn’t hike the rents up that’s why ?
So: a five-fold rent increase at a stroke. Just blatant.
Have you got a link for that?
This is the actual figures posted on brixtonpillars.com
I wish this were true: "Brixton Pillars are situated beneath Brixton overground station, fronting Atlantic Road and Brixton Station Road, bounded by Brixton Road to the West and Pope’s Road to the East."
(from the Brixton Pillars site).
Brixton people have been campaigning since the early 1980s for Overground platforms at Brixton Southern Region station. Where are they? Instead we have arches at £100k+.
I am no Marxist - but these property speculators could do with sending to the gulag.
Arch 580 is the old Brixton Tools at £54 k p.a (£1,038 per per week plus vat + rates etc ) !!
Arch 574 was Ashoks ( old convenience store on Station Road ) at £115 k + , +
Arch 607 ( the Baron on Atlantic Rd ) at £100 k p.a
What and local start up businesses will be able to afford these ?
Our story – Brixton Pillars
They are asking for in excess of £75 per square foot except beside Brixton Road which gets an eye watering £90 /sq ft.
These are top of the scale prices
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