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

friendofdorothy

Solidarity against neoliberalism!
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'
 

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hiraethified
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.
 

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hiraethified
thh I can't remember who was there before the refurb


This shop on the corner of Atlantic Road and Coldharbour Lane had a lot of names. It was – all at once – the Afro Hair & Beauty Products Cash & Carry, Global Fashions London and Continental Cosmetic Centre.

It would later become Misse’s Hair Nail and Beauty Studio, Granada Cabs and Fab Food.
Brixton 15 Years Ago: Coldharbour Lane, Atlantic Road, Ritzy and a huge can of baked beans, July 2002
 

Lambeth Boy

Active Member
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 !
 

Lambeth Boy

Active Member
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 !!
 

CH1

"Red Guard"(NLYL)
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.
 

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hiraethified
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?
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.
 

Lambeth Boy

Active Member
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 ?
 

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hiraethified
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 !!
Have you got a link for that?
 

CH1

"Red Guard"(NLYL)
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.
 

Lambeth Boy

Active Member
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 ?
 
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