Upstairs At The Department Store (restaurant)

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by ringo, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. whatwilldid

    whatwilldid Member

    Ah okay, in that case this is my mistake. That wasn't my understanding of the word. I thought it was a young middle class person with a well paid job. Forgive me for that, and feel free to ignore my other points.

    Edit: Although Mirriam-Webster defines a yuppie as "a young college-educated adult who is employed in a well-paying profession and who lives and works in or near a large city" - it doesn't mention anything about someone who rarely if ever contributes to the good of the wider community, but words are flexible and that's what makes them so fun.
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  2. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

    What the fuck does this mean? It's just touchy feely bullshit from a super rich business ensuring that they only get the faces they want for their exclusive, expensive private club.
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  3. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

    I can't think of anything duller than a club that limits its membership to those with plenty of disposable income and keeps out poor people and prices out local struggling artists, musicians etc. The fact that they've set up in one of the poorest and most deprived wards in London only makes it worse.
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  4. littleseb

    littleseb littleseb

    night time linkedin for a couple of hundred quid.
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  5. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    In which case, that’s hugely unethical. 56 standard units between 6 people? That’s 8 units apiece - more than double the accepted recommended daily limit for both men and women.

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  6. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Yuppie to me is a demographic rather than 'lifestyle choice'.

    If it's a lifestyle choice, what are the choices made that lead to the designation?
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  7. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Deleted as difficult to use quotes didn't work again.
  8. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Your agreeing with 3Zeros then in last paragraph saying S&P coming here is something you are "comfortable" with.

    Surely if you say you want to do more "research" you are neutral on S&P coming here?
  9. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your contributions so far.

    As long time poster here on Brixton forum section of U75 the debate on gentrification has gone through several stages over the years since I first posted here.

    • Opposing it when I first joined ( the reason I joined)
    • Arguing its only few places.
    • Saying one is complicit as one helped to make area fashionable. The its so complicated argument.
    • Now its moved to argument I see in recent pages here . That business are regenerating area that was derelict. ( It wasn't. This is down to cuts/ austerity as 3Zeros points out. Example. The Grove APG I'm involved in. Council are saying selling land to developer is good idea as this adventure playground is not used. It wasn't used due to austerity cuts. We have reopened it by volunteers. Still the narrative is of unused derelict land and property that private sector is all to keen to regenerate. This is ideological obfuscation. Services for ordinary people are cut then he presto private business comes to the rescue. Its neo liberalism in action. Dressed up as commonsense. With handwringing over his unfortunate this is but what can one do?
    • To add. Other recent argument is that this was area for well to do middle class in late 19th Century to early 20th. Now its returning to that. This is how history works and one should just accept it.
    An aspect of gentrification is that it is not radical its incremental. It becomes commonsense. Which makes it difficult to argue against.
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  10. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Actually you are wrong here. This building was used. It wasn't derelict. It was used by among others the Refugee Council. As 3Zeros its cuts/ austerity which led to building being "derelict".

    So no S&P didn't do Brixton' a favour by coming here.
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  11. madolesance

    madolesance Well-Known Member

    Oh for FFS, there may have been a very small part of the building being used by 'Refuge Council', but most of it was empty. The Post Office had more space than they needed.

    Can't be bothered writing any response as it's all become really boring.

    If only 4/5 people can be bothered to discuss this, is it actually relevant?

    What's the point?
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  12. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

    Given the queues that often arc out into the street from the new, much smaller Post Office, I'm not so sure that I can agree.

    Not so sure the entire building was ever 'derelict' either.
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  13. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Put the thread on ignore.

    Btw the new post office is to small. Might be boring to you but not for me.
  14. 3Zeros

    3Zeros Well-Known Member

    'Only' 4 or 5 people discussing a topic means it's irrelevant? That might be the most ridiculous statement on this forum for quite some time. Which is quite an achievement.
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  15. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    What's the policy on hats at this private members club?
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  16. littleseb

    littleseb littleseb

    i don't think madolesance is worth engaging with.
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  17. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    Is that place still there? :D
  18. discobastard

    discobastard Well-Known Member

    Yes. And as predicted they dropped the membership idea. And they now have quite a lot of decent live music nights. And civilisation as we know it didn’t end.
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  19. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    Well there you are :D
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  20. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

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  21. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Its not prejudice its based on long experience of using internet. Being wary is just common sense.

    Example. Poster called Slo-mo came on the Windrush thread here. Engaging posters in discussion of immigration. Even pm me to say I had got him all wrong and he wasn't anti immigration. Later he deliberately started racist thread on different sections.of Urban for which he was rightly promptly banned. His posts sounded "reasonable" but my initial feeling was right. I had given him benefit of the doubt. When I saw he had been banned I realized I had been taken for a ride. My time wasted in discussion with him.

    Sophisticated right wing trolling.
  22. Mr Bim of Bar

    Mr Bim of Bar Well-Known Member

    You also have to upload a photgraph of yourself and state your date of birth, then tell them why you think you would be benificial to the upstairs community.
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  23. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

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  24. Mr Bim of Bar

    Mr Bim of Bar Well-Known Member

    Ha ha ha he got his membership Fed Ex to him
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