RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

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Post by Jimmeh » 19 Nov 2017 21:39

I haven’t seen anyone say you can’t object. It’s a forum, a place for discussion.

Thats not to say that everyone, or anyone, has to agree with you.

One can choose not to eat somewhere which might or might not cause them to put on weight. Instead, they could choose to eat somewhere else which might or might not serve healthier food, or they could choose to eat at home.
Or, one could choose to go to Nando’s and order just one course which comes in at a reasonable 550 calories, which compared to a pizza from Trattoia Raffaele, is likely ‘better’ for you.

So the point is, regardless of the choice of restaurants on a high street or in a town centre, there will be meals that can be ordered which will be considered unhealthy.
Ultimately, the individual ordering the food is responsible for what goes into their mouth.

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Post by rod taylor » 19 Nov 2017 22:10

Jimmeh wrote:I haven’t seen anyone say you can’t object. It’s a forum, a place for discussion.

Thats not to say that everyone, or anyone, has to agree with you.
I’ve never asked anyone to agree with me. I’ve just given my opinion; but when I disagree my point of view is described as spurious - by 4 or 5 different people - a word that means: not being what it purports to be; false or fake. Cheers guys!

Of course people have the option of not eating in Nandos. But the difference between Nandos and the Greyhound is that the Greyhound is not specifically advertised to, and aimed at, families and children - all of whom, I assume, can avail themselves of a bottomless glass of coke.

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Post by appletree » 20 Nov 2017 09:49

I know what spurious means; that's why I used it. I don't believe this is your reason for opposing Nando's.

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Post by Parker1970 » 20 Nov 2017 10:43

I can't help but think that this obesity issue (and Yes Rod, I do agree that it is an issue generically) is being a little over-exaggerated in respect of a Nando's in Sydenham.

It is a "mid-price" menu, so whilst it is an affordable restaurant, it is still not going to be somewhere people visit more than once a week, if that. The issue with obesity is "fast-food" restaurants like KFC but also the sweets, crisps, fizzy drinks etc that we see everywhere. A meal for 2 at Nando's is likely going to be somewhere around £20-£25 and an hour to an hour and a half sitting down and socialising with someone, a meal for 2 in KFC is £8, usually eaten on the move or in the car on the way to or from a pub where you have been drinking for several hours.

Syndenham's obesity rate is hardly likely to spike because a Nando's opens. What it could do is bring more people into the area who may then discover some of our excellent and unique retail/cafe outlets and more businesses into the area that are hopefully not yet another estate agent.

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Post by Jimmeh » 20 Nov 2017 11:25

rod taylor wrote: Of course people have the option of not eating in Nandos. But the difference between Nandos and the Greyhound is that the Greyhound is not specifically advertised to, and aimed at, families and children - all of whom, I assume, can avail themselves of a bottomless glass of coke.
Again, such families can choose to have refills of Diet Coke, or tap water. Again, there is a choice, even in the worst of restaurants, to go for the healthy (or healthier) option.

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Post by rod taylor » 20 Nov 2017 12:10

I'm dropping out (again). I respectfully disagree with much of what has been said here; but at the same time, a lot of people seem to be very excited about this restaurant opening and I really don't want to derail this thread too much. Enjoy it when it opens!

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Post by parker » 20 Nov 2017 12:21

Rod, if we could somehow arrange the errection of a statue that’s an exact replicar of yourself holding an apple in the centre of the Cobbs Corner roundabout, would that be a good enough compromise for you in light of the Nando’s outcome?

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Post by rod taylor » 20 Nov 2017 13:32

Thanks guys - I applaud the idea of a statue. Let's make that happen. :D

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Post by prince » 21 Nov 2017 19:09

Latest from Nandos. They think that they should be opening around Summer next year and are promising "an amazing place!" :D

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Post by parker » 21 Nov 2017 21:16

prince wrote:Latest from Nandos. They think that they should be opening around Summer next year and are promising "an amazing place!" :D
Great news. Hopefully by summer they mean April :lol:
The important part is over, don’t really mind how long it takes as long as it happens.

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Post by prince » 22 Nov 2017 08:50

parker wrote:
prince wrote:Latest from Nandos. They think that they should be opening around Summer next year and are promising "an amazing place!" :D
Great news. Hopefully by summer they mean April :lol:
The important part is over, don’t really mind how long it takes as long as it happens.
Hi Parker,

I think April is a little too optimistic, whatever we might hope for!

I intend to keep in touch with Nandos and update the Forum as and when there are any updates and to ensure that there no further delays in this.

Best

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Post by rustya » 30 Dec 2017 14:43

Any news on this proposal ?

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Post by prince » 31 Dec 2017 12:00

rustya wrote:Any news on this proposal ?
Hi,

Nandos informed me before Christmas that they are currently in the process of submitting information to discharge their planning conditions. The landlord also needs to undertake some work to the premises which they said should be early in the New Year.

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Post by syd » 31 Dec 2017 17:06

prince wrote:
rustya wrote:Any news on this proposal ?
Hi,

Nandos informed me before Christmas that they are currently in the process of submitting information to discharge their planning conditions. The landlord also needs to undertake some work to the premises which they said should be early in the New Year.
Hey Prince,

Happy New year mate and congrats on getting this sorted.

Syd

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Post by SydenhamOwl » 15 Jan 2018 15:22

Hope this is all ticking along nicely and no more stumbling blocks. When can I get my peri peri chips?

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Post by robbieduncan » 15 Jan 2018 18:02

SydenhamOwl wrote:Hope this is all ticking along nicely and no more stumbling blocks. When can I get my peri peri chips?
Right now if you like. The dreaded Bell Green Sainsbury’s sell potatoes (or frozen chips) and Nando’s peri peri salt!

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Post by JMLF » 25 Jan 2018 22:09

Doubt Cinema would have made it here regardless but Crystal Palace have just announced a deal with Everyman for a 4 screen cinema on Church Street! Wooohooooo! 8 long years of campaigning I read. Massive congrats to them and great to have a cinema nearby :)

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Post by prince » 27 Jan 2018 07:18

Great for Crystal Palace town to see Everyman cinema has decided to invest there. I am a little suprised with their decision with east dulwich picture house so near. Also of course it's disappointing for Sydenham as a town, for this would have been a major attractor, but as a resident it will be good that it is so near.

On Nandos news they have submitted plans for their shopfront and signage. They inform me that they are still in the process of getting planning conditions discharged and they need the landlord to complete their works. However good to see that it is moving forwards.

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Post by Steveofsyd » 28 Jan 2018 11:06

Let’s hope that it’s not as glacial as the rest of the “movement” in Sydenham.

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Post by Likelife » 28 Jan 2018 11:20

The plans look good, having the wooden signage will look great.

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