What happened to the so-called Piaza

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Andwar
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What happened to the so-called Piaza

Post by Andwar » 25 Apr 2016 18:42

I was wondering after the redevelopment of the High Street there were plans for a small piaza between Paperchase Taxation and the Shirin Cafe. So what's happened?

It is one of the eyesores on the high street and it would be a great place for the Farmers Market and other pop up events.

mosy
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Re: What happened to the so-called Piaza

Post by mosy » 25 Apr 2016 20:13

The piazza hosts an artisan crafts and food market on the 2nd Saturday each month during the spring-autumn seasons when the weather is more favourable and also various Sydenham Arts Festival guests.

The market this month was advertised by Chris Best on here:
https://sydenham.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15253
together with shop flyers and street poster advertising.

There are threads on here discussing how the piazza could be utilised on a more regular basis, but costs both of organising and setting up and likely limited returns (cost:benefit) seem to be the bugbear.

If you haven't been to the monthly market yet. It's always worth a visit.

biscuitman1978
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What happened to the so-called Piaza

Post by biscuitman1978 » 25 Apr 2016 22:54

Andwar wrote:I was wondering after the redevelopment of the High Street there were plans for a small piaza between Paperchase Taxation and the Shirin Cafe. So what's happened?

It is one of the eyesores on the high street and it would be a great place for the Farmers Market and other pop up events.
I don't think there was ever a plan for a piazza between Paperchase Taxation and Shirin. Where did you hear that there might be?

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Re: What happened to the so-called Piaza

Post by Andwar » 5 May 2016 19:15

I just thought that it might have been redeveloped as part of the High Street regeneration.

Now, we just have a vacant piece of land with hoardings that have seen better days. It would be good to see it as a small market square instead of the small piaza opposite the railway station.

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What happened to the so-called Piaza

Post by biscuitman1978 » 5 May 2016 19:47

Andwar wrote:I just thought that it might have been redeveloped as part of the High Street regeneration.

Now, we just have a vacant piece of land with hoardings that have seen better days. It would be good to see it as a small market square instead of the small piaza opposite the railway station.
I'm afraid it's a valuable development site in private ownership. Sooner or later there will be a new development on the site.

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