|Posted on Tuesday, 03 October, 2006 - 05:40 pm: |
Me again. I have a bit to get off my chest. I may be well behind here, and I apologise if so, but what's the situation with the old Midland Bank? Are there any plans for it? It would appear a far more attractive prospect to potential suitors than the Macdonalds space.
|Posted on Tuesday, 03 October, 2006 - 06:11 pm: |
I was told a few years ago that it was going to be gallery space but the rent stymied that. It's been empty for as long as I've lived here (10 years) and I suppose for many years to come. Unless, of course, it opens as a combined nail-bar and bookies with an integral tattoo parlour which sells condoms on the side - we could really do with something like that. What it won't be is a something like a coffee bar, delicatessen or book shop or anything else contributors to previous strands have suggested they would like to see in FH.
|Posted on Tuesday, 03 October, 2006 - 07:02 pm: |
Funny you should say that Brian, I've just been looking at opening my new fried chicken franchise there, as there really aren't enough fried chicken shops in Forest Hill
|Posted on Tuesday, 03 October, 2006 - 08:39 pm: |
I'll see your fried chicken franchise and raise you a betting shop.
|Posted on Tuesday, 03 October, 2006 - 10:33 pm: |
I could do with a place to cash a cheque before pay day.
|Posted on Tuesday, 03 October, 2006 - 11:31 pm: |
I think its been empty for more than 10 years- I have lived here for 21 years and remember cashing a cheque there, then it shut down shortly after. Who knows- I may have been its last customer. Its a shame it can't revert to what it was intended to be- a house- however the road is probably too noisy now. A character restaurant , perhaps.?
It would be interesting to know who actually owns it, as surely they have lost a great deal of income in the last two decades.
|Posted on Wednesday, 04 October, 2006 - 09:06 am: |
In an ideal world, Wetherspoons would buy it and turn it into a theme pub with an all day happy hour.
|Posted on Wednesday, 04 October, 2006 - 11:47 am: |
Mmmmmm... Day time drinking and tinned curry. Ace.
|Posted on Wednesday, 04 October, 2006 - 12:30 pm: |
Doesn't the advert say "My bank is now a trendy wine bar"?