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#1 charlie

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 12:28 PM

I am reliably informed that De Vine? where Shotgun used to be opposite Gipsy Hill Station is being turned into a cafe/deli by the owners of the Blue Mountain Cafe in East Dulwich. Good news for all those in the Gipsy Hill Area. :)

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 01:00 PM

What a great news!
Thanks Charlie!
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Posted 16 April 2007 - 01:45 PM

Excellent news, the bottom of the hill is crying out for a cafe/deli - for those days when a trek up the hill is just to daunting.
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Posted 17 April 2007 - 08:07 AM

Very good news for those in and around Gipsy Hill. I haven't been to the East Dulwich cafe, but i know the one in question and it has a great reputation.
I think they could do very well on the GH site.
DeVine didn't succeed due to <snip> and never being open...not a good combination really !

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 11:10 AM

Brilliant news, for all the usual reasons, although I fear for the poor people who run the little cafe in GH station.
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 02:31 PM

The betting shop next door has changed its name and its shopfront...looks hideous.
I'm not sure this will attract Blue Mountain cafe any more, if they were interested in the first place anyway. The two just wouldn't seem to sit comfortably side by side.
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 02:38 PM

I noticed yetserday and I felts sick!

How did they manage to put on that horrid sign just out of the station? It looks one of the cheapest and ideaus signs ever seen

shouldn't they have requested (and therefore granted) permission?
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 02:57 PM

I saw the sign yesterday too, I couldn't work why they needed to put such a garish sign up, whatever was there before must have blended in a bit better as I don't think I even noticed that there was a bookie there before. What with that and the hideous kebab place further up the hill, Gipsy Hill is in danger of becoming seriously trashy!
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 03:20 PM

whatever was there before must have blended in a bit better as I don't think I even noticed that there was a bookie there before.


Perhaps that's the point!
Yes it looks ugly, but you certainly noticed it, as will all the gamblers

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 03:27 PM

How many bookies does an area need anyway? There is one on Gipsy Road and a few up on the triangle too. I can't believe they all get enough custom to survive, especially with online betting.
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 03:37 PM

Weren't they in trouble before about their signage? I'm sure I remember some fuss when they first opened regarding the planning permission for the shopfront.

Anyway, if they are having to change their name and their signs, they can't be doing good business so maybe they will end up closing in the long run.
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 03:42 PM

how can we track when did they get the planning permission for that sign?
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 04:04 PM

Hello all! Didn't notice it on the way down this morning, will have a look tonight. You could contact the guy below who I contacted re the new kebab shop signage. That was INSIDE the conservation area and is still there so doubt there's much they will do as they probably didn't need permission Hope that helps.

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London Borough of Lambeth
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London SW8 5LL

phone: 020 7926 2243
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 04:38 PM

Actually I may be getting confused with the kebab shop. Anyway, the one I'm thinking of is the one that replaced the chippy.
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Posted 20 April 2007 - 07:25 AM

gekko, it seems that the garish bright orange shop sign has caused you to lose some of your marbles ?

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pie/chips 10-1
kebab (s) 12-1
kebab (l) 20-1
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