Mango Landin' is that new(ish) as I have not heard of it? Though I like the name!gaijingirl said:I think it's a good location. The nearby Mango Landin' and Hobgoblin do very well - Mango Landin' in particular is a good example of what you can do with a formerly unsuccessful venue - in a much less visible location. The Windmill is in a similar position and is regularly sold out. It's well situated for public transport, on a major road and could do very well indeed I think. It would depend what you did with it.
Not really.. it's been there well over 2 years - probably nearer 3.. it used to be a squat, before that it was Babushka and I think it might have been squatted before that too...PacificOcean said:Mango Landin' is that new(ish) as I have not heard of it? Though I like the name!
Ah, I know where it is now. It was still Babushka when I left Brixton.gaijingirl said:
Nope. Until early this year the developers who own the bit of land next door had an exclusive right to develop it, which has now lapsed. This means the council can do whatever they like with it.Brixton Hatter said:weren't they using the east london line extension as an excuse - saying the building could be affected by future building work? Whatever the excuse is, the building could certainly be put to good use in the meantime...what a waste of a decent location right in the middle of brixton.
It's not a bad location for a pub actually.I walked past here last night and noticed it had re-opened as a gastropub/bar type place.
Has it been open for a while now?
I'd have thought they'd struggle a bit with that kind of place, in that location.
I didn't include that as I never used to drink there.The "Robin Hood and Little John" closed a month or two ago as well
I saw some people going into the Sun and Doves last week. One had a surveyor look about himThe Wickwood Tavern
The White Hart
The Paulet Arms
The Green Man
and now the The Sun and Doves
EVERY fucking pub in this area, that I have spent many hours in, over the last 30 years has been closed!
Landlord was forced out. http://www.urban75.net/forums/threads/sun-and-doves-pub-owner-evicted-after-by-brewery-after-huge-rent-rises.281670/That did surprise me as I thought it was making a good living.
Always seemed quite busy when I was in there.
It doesn't look like the ground floor is big enough for a Tesco or Sainsbury's thoughThe Angel is yours for £650k if you fancy it.
It's going to be a "luxury development, situated less than a minute away from Brixton's resurgent and vibrant new shopping destination, Brixton Village," isn't it?