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Kebab shop next to the station

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Posted on Wednesday, 05 January, 2005 - 12:56 pm:   

Does anyone know what has happened to the kebab shop next to the station? It is all boarded up and by the looks of it had some sort of fire.

I'm not concerned about missing on the apres beer relief the place used to provide, but I am concerned that this may turn into yet another run down, boarded up shop within the towm centre.

The boards outside Sainsbury's I can just about put up with, in the hope that (some day) work will actually start, but I can't bare to look at a boarded up shop everyday.

It's also getting quite embarrassing when friends come over to visit, especially when they comment "are you sure this is an up and coming area? Every time we come over there's another place closed down!"

Any news will be greatly appreciated.
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Posted on Wednesday, 05 January, 2005 - 01:10 pm:   

That place seems to be cursed - it's changed hands at least half a dozen times since I've lived in FH.
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Posted on Wednesday, 05 January, 2005 - 05:25 pm:   

We were passing the morning after the fire as they were boarding up and the police were carrying out investigations- apparently a fire started within the shop- no cause identified, but then, they wouldn't tell me anyway.
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Posted on Wednesday, 05 January, 2005 - 08:17 pm:   

Does that now mean Forest Hill is a kebab-free zone?

Never went that often but will miss the opportunity for a chicken shish on the way home...use it or lose it, though, I guess.

Could it be - allegedly, as Angus Deayton would say - an insurance job?
Hilltop General again
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Posted on Wednesday, 05 January, 2005 - 08:19 pm:   

Best thing would be to knock that whole block down and redevelop as a larger "square" around the station. Would love to see the pebble-dashed poolhall-turned-"church" with the oh-so-classy sign demolished, for one
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Posted on Thursday, 06 January, 2005 - 07:54 am:   

Nothing against the church but would like to see the square pedestrianised and then perhaps we could have decent cafe's with chairs outside.
I cannot see the need for parking at surburban staitions. Surely people only have to walk max 15 mins to the nearest station. There should of course be a place for handicapped persons
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Posted on Thursday, 06 January, 2005 - 07:01 pm:   

Brian a great idea. A year or so ago we had a consultation about how we could improve Forest Hill all of these ideas and more were put forward. Any idea if this piece of work was just an expensive excercise with no real results?
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Posted on Friday, 07 January, 2005 - 09:54 pm:   

There is a decent cafe with chairs outside at The Horniman, good quality coffee, friendly staff, and a Victorian Conservatory. No kebabs though.

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