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Vacant shops

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D Rogers
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Posted on Wednesday, 04 December, 2002 - 02:28 pm:   

Does anyone know who owns the row of closed shops near Sainsburys? Or if they're closed for a reason?
Sarah Cooper
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Posted on Thursday, 05 December, 2002 - 02:55 pm:   

Sainsburys own them, but they might be redeveloped soon. The sooner the better in my opinion. For the last few years Forest Hill has desperately lacked a baker's shop amongst other things.
David Leonard
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Posted on Monday, 30 December, 2002 - 08:27 pm:   

Does anybody know who is going to occupy the new retail units next to the capitol ?
Maria Kidd
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Posted on Wednesday, 01 January, 2003 - 03:13 pm:   

Does anyone know the nature of the business with the glass front in Dartmouth Road that has opened up recently?
Sarah Cooper
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Posted on Thursday, 02 January, 2003 - 12:21 am:   

Which shop(s) is it next to?
Andrew Ayers
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Posted on Thursday, 02 January, 2003 - 12:28 am:   

It's good to see those dilapidated shops being developed at last - it's pretty poor that it's taken Sainsburys so long as they've owned them for years. It's been a real blott on the landscape but it's shame there's still not going to be room for proper shops eg bakers, grocers etc but I guess they can't wouldn't be able to compete with Sainsbury's anyway.
Maria Kidd
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Posted on Thursday, 02 January, 2003 - 03:51 pm:   

Sorry, that was a really vague message.
I mean 55 Dartmouth Road, next to the old Travel Agent. It has an alley down the other side.
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Posted on Thursday, 02 January, 2003 - 06:02 pm:   

Isn't it some sort of rehabilitation and treatment centre for drugs users? I'm sure there was a bit of a hoo-ha when they were applying for Planning Permission for it - June at Futon Plus will know for sure (I'm not suggesting for one moment that she's one of it's punters though).
Whatever. I guess it's OK provided the people who frequent it aren't crazed and a threat to the area.
Oh, and at least the shopfront has added a touch of class to the area - by the way, hats off to the glass & jewellery store further down for leading the way in the 'class' stakes a few years ago.
John E Redfern
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Posted on Saturday, 11 January, 2003 - 04:40 pm:   

Re the new units between Barclays and the Capitol. I believe the original application was for a branch of Blockbuster Video
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Posted on Friday, 31 January, 2003 - 06:59 pm:   

Re: Plot next to Capitol
Yes ... it's Blockbusters.
Peter Faiers
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Posted on Monday, 10 February, 2003 - 06:45 pm:   

Poor old Apollo! On another note, does anyone have any information on the development that is taking place at the Old Plough MOT garage on Perryvale. I know the original application was turned down. A poster did appear mentioning asylum seekers, but not much more. Any public discussion I'm sure would be welcome.
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Posted on Saturday, 22 February, 2003 - 07:36 pm:   

"For Your Eyes Only" may not be the largest video shop in the world but it has the films I want to see and the staff are extremely friendsly and helpful.
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Posted on Monday, 24 February, 2003 - 10:09 pm:   

Well if everyone is happy with the service/choice/price they get from existing video shops in Forest Hill, in theory nobody will use Blockbusters!

See you in Blockbusters!
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Posted on Tuesday, 03 June, 2003 - 05:12 pm:   

Re Honor Oak Park
Anyone know what is happenning in the one or two vacant shops on Honor Oak Park Road just down from the station??? They seem to be in the process of being redeveloped. No more takeaways please can we have proper, chemist, good butchers,cafes and bars and more restaurants..... It would be so nice to have some more nice places to go to after work and not being limited to the curfew of the last train home...

We did have a great butchers, bakers, hardware shop and florest on Brockley Rise but they all closed down..I thought the area was supposed to becoming more affluent!!!!
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Posted on Tuesday, 03 June, 2003 - 05:14 pm:   

Did I hear a rumour that Wetherspoons were looking to purchase the Chandos pub on Brockley Rise????
The Womble
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Posted on Friday, 22 August, 2003 - 12:35 pm:   

I don't know, did you?

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