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Gump


Posts: 3
Joined: Apr 2013
Post: #1
08-09-2014 04:38 PM

I was surprised to see the banner in Sainsburys car park advertising the FHWF is being sponsored Hunters and that they are saying they are moving to Forest Hill.
Do we really need another agent on the high street, soon the only things you will be able to by in the area is a flat, house, latte or cappuccino!!

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Andy123


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Joined: Jul 2014
Post: #2
08-09-2014 05:19 PM

All of which will require a second mortgage Wink

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michael


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #3
08-09-2014 06:13 PM

Apparently their new office will be at 10a Dartmouth Road which is a tiny shop next to the framing studio and century yard. I can think of worse uses for this shop.

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Deano


Posts: 179
Joined: Oct 2011
Post: #4
08-09-2014 08:35 PM

All welcome as far as I'm concerned (unless the condom shop is thinking of returning). We are not short of empty units. If someone wants to invest in Forest Hill, welcome and good luck!

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davidwhiting


Posts: 74
Joined: Dec 2003
Post: #5
08-09-2014 11:04 PM

As one of the main economic actiivities in London is now selling Victorian houses to one another it is hardly surprising that there is a need for many estate agents.

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Londondrz


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Joined: Apr 2006
Post: #6
09-09-2014 09:36 AM

Empty shop or estate agent. It's a no brainer really.

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Fish Face


Posts: 135
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #7
09-09-2014 10:12 AM

Condom shop?
Must have missed that one!
Sounds like a cool idea!

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michael


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #8
09-09-2014 10:58 AM

The UK's first condom shop!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/74791601@N00/177139000/

Although business was good to start, unfortunately they couldn't keep it up. Blush

The site now has a planning application to become a pizza restaurant (see http://www.se23.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=10472).

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Fish Face


Posts: 135
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #9
09-09-2014 12:37 PM

Laugh

Not sure they got the branding right for that!
Looks far too intimidating!

Maybe the owner was a little too cock-sure of his idea... Ohmy

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jenros


Posts: 39
Joined: Mar 2014
Post: #10
09-09-2014 12:51 PM

Estate Agents, coffee shops, nail bars, whatever is going on in Forest Hill, no imaination!

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nevermodern


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Joined: Feb 2007
Post: #11
09-09-2014 01:37 PM

Such a better class of nail bars these days, though, no?

Laugh

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michael


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #12
09-09-2014 02:14 PM

Don't forget hairdressers. I think there are more hairdressers than estate agents and nail bars put together.

But let's remember that we also have a butcher, a haberdasher, a picture framers, a sweet shop/ice cream parlour, tattoo shop, clothing shops, a card shop, an optician, a chemist, two banks, a couple of dentists, a post office/ WHSmith, a jewelers, a deli, cobblers, second hand furniture, a number of restaurants and pubs, a ski and bike shop, a video shop, a florist, a gym, a swimming pool, a library, a museum, and a couple of art galleries, a few betting shops, cash exchangers, some charity shops, and a supermarket or two.

That makes it quite a diverse high street. Admittedly we don't have a green grocer, fishmonger, bakery, condom shop, or a cinema but we have plenty of nail bars and hairdressers that could be converted if the competition in these markets gets too tough!

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Sherwood


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #13
09-09-2014 02:27 PM

I know Barclays Bank. But which is the other bank?

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BillieJameson


Posts: 48
Joined: Jan 2014
Post: #14
09-09-2014 02:31 PM

The second bank is Santander. But I still think of it as the Abbey National Building Society.

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lacb


Posts: 623
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #15
09-09-2014 02:36 PM

No shoe shop? At least there is no danger of shoe shop economy collapse.

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