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by FromCtoShiningC
18 Jul 2016 07:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Homes under the Hammer
Replies: 6
Views: 2184

Re: Homes under the Hammer

It was Byne Road. The road looked lovely, and that house (and those houses on the Road) are very pleasant late Victorian houses (I would guess 1890s)....
by FromCtoShiningC
29 Apr 2016 12:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 431752

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

Autumn 2020? or preferably before doomsday so we can enjoy a drink or two.... ;-) In all seriousness, it would be good to think someone can kit out the place in a few months. Sainsbury's appeared to turn a shell of a building into a fully functioning shop in the blink of an eye! (well, a 5 week blin...
by FromCtoShiningC
29 Apr 2016 12:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Commercial unit next to Penge East station
Replies: 6
Views: 2207

Commercial unit next to Penge East station

Hi everyone...anyone passing by Penge East station (on the Newlands Park side) may have noticed that the small commercial unit that has been long closed (15 years+?) has been fenced off. It's the one virtually connected to/under the listed railway bridge. There was a 'demolition' sign, but I would h...
by FromCtoShiningC
29 Apr 2016 12:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale High Street Update!
Replies: 52
Views: 29172

Re: Kirkdale High Street Update!

Thanks for the regular updates JMLF :-)
Regards the premises next to Le Shakes:- when that was built (10 years ago??) there was rumours of an Argentinian restaurant.... no such luck and it's remained closed off. Any rumours on whether that space will ever be occupied?
by FromCtoShiningC
29 Apr 2016 12:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 431752

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

Hello all. This thread has gone rather quiet. Is there any known news re the occupier of the Greyhound? I believe (from previous comments) that there was due to be a review of proposals by end of April, so as to choose an occupier by end of this month (if I have understood correctly). It would be go...
by FromCtoShiningC
22 Apr 2016 15:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Redevelopment of 278-280 Kirkdale (by railway bridge)
Replies: 45
Views: 24284

Re: Redevelopment of 278-280 Kirkdale (by railway bridge)

I'm sure this premises was under offer, but has since vanished off the Acorn Commercial Website.... does anyone know of any update on this potentially exciting venture? It's one of the most central and visible locations in Sydenham and so deserves to be something of interest (here's hoping)
by FromCtoShiningC
22 Apr 2016 15:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bob Wines
Replies: 73
Views: 48545

Re: Bob Wines

I can add my favourable comments regards Bob Wines. I believe they have an excellent selection of wines and beers (many local South London brewed favouries!) which is great given their relatively small size. It's a lovely addition to Sydenham and I wish them the very best of luck in their new ventur...
by FromCtoShiningC
18 Apr 2016 07:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 431752

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

Is the 'under offer' relating to the Sydenham Beds venture in there now? Or a longer term commitment from another company? The latter would appear more logical, but does anyone have that knowledge?
Thanks all
by FromCtoShiningC
5 Apr 2016 11:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bob Wines
Replies: 73
Views: 48545

Re: Bob Wines

I must say - the outside of the shop has been smartened up and the inside looks very fine and clean/fresh. What a lovely addition to what is a very central and visible location in Sydenham.
by FromCtoShiningC
5 Apr 2016 11:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Redevelopment of 278-280 Kirkdale (by railway bridge)
Replies: 45
Views: 24284

Re: Redevelopment of 278-280 Kirkdale (by railway bridge)

It will be good when the new occupier takes over - it would seem probable (one would hope) that an occupier would wish to smarten up the area in front of the premises ASAP.

Has anyone heard any news on who our new commercial neighbour may be in the Orb?
by FromCtoShiningC
5 Apr 2016 11:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 431752

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

Thanks Pat.....

Best wishes to the new venture in that unit....

Does anyone have any news on the Greyhound itself? I believe Pat has said offers are being considered during April.... but are there are rumours?
by FromCtoShiningC
29 Mar 2016 14:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 431752

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

Pat - thanks very much for the updates you have posted. In between the chat on coffee shops I did spot that VERY important one :-) Re the second shop unit, it's good that it will be used as opposed to being empty, although to continue being boarded up seems unusual and not overly helping the aesthet...
by FromCtoShiningC
29 Mar 2016 09:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 431752

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

The spare retail unit that was the site office for sainsbury is a hive of activity today. Moving in wood and shelving etc. Not sure if it now site office for greyhound or if someone is moving into the retail space. We have heard a rumour today regarding this unit. Well don't tease! What was the rum...
by FromCtoShiningC
29 Mar 2016 09:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 431752

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

I was speaking to the guys at Nisa local yesterday & in his own words 'we don't know what to do' since the opening of Sainsburys there trade has dropped off dramatically such a shame they are nice people no doubt an opening of a generic coffee shop here would do the same to us & probably blue mount...
by FromCtoShiningC
17 Mar 2016 23:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 431752

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

Great news - and this is echoed on the Acorn website where the property is listed now as under offer - just in the last ~ 24 hrs. The same is true of the Orb commercial property opposite which has also turned under offer... Drum roll.... who will our new neighbours be? Exciting times at Cobbs Corner...
by FromCtoShiningC
16 Mar 2016 15:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 431752

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

Has there been any grand opening today for our new Sainsbury's neighbours? I believe the plan was to open the doors to the good public of SE26 today....
by FromCtoShiningC
16 Mar 2016 15:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cryptic message on Twitter re Late Knights/Beer Rebellion
Replies: 88
Views: 19362

Re: Cryptic message on Twitter re Late Knights/Beer Rebellio

Thanks Doubles - that is promising...

And welcome to the Forum :)
by FromCtoShiningC
15 Mar 2016 15:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cryptic message on Twitter re Late Knights/Beer Rebellion
Replies: 88
Views: 19362

Re: Cryptic message on Twitter re Late Knights/Beer Rebellio

Hi - does anyone have any news on the Alexandra pub?

It's such a lovely building and it's shame it's currently an eyesore opposite the lovely Alexandra Nurseries....

I believe Late Knights were seeking to take over, but once certain building works had been completed..... Any rumours out there folks?
by FromCtoShiningC
15 Mar 2016 12:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: More restaurants for Sydenham
Replies: 12
Views: 2820

Re: More restaurants for Sydenham

An ideal 'vacant' location would be the old 'Regency Club' opposite the new Sainsbury's. The footfall there is pretty high (to and from the station) and it's very central. The area around the Greyhound could be a REAL foodie heaven, if certain things came to pass: 1) Greyhound made into a functionin...
by FromCtoShiningC
15 Mar 2016 09:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bob Wines
Replies: 73
Views: 48545

Re: Bob Wines

He (or rather it :-) ) sure is....

And isn't it nice to see care and attention in re-decorating the premises and the outside of the building. Good old fashioned pride in appearance. I wish all shop keepers held this value....