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Capitol up for sale again
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rbmartin


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Post: #1
27-09-2022 10:03 PM

Wetherspoons has put The Capitol up for sale.

https://www.thecaterer.com/news/jd-wethe...tim-martin

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johnfbw


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Post: #2
28-09-2022 12:52 PM

Wasn't it basically decided last time they the place is virtually unsellable? There is structural issues and it is a listed building

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Perryman


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07-02-2023 06:33 PM
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johnfbw


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Post: #4
07-02-2023 06:40 PM

It is under offer and they are open to other offers

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nottinghillbilly


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Post: #5
09-02-2023 11:17 PM

I do hope it doesn't become a church.
It would be fantastic if it could become something 'like' wetherspoons that offers a place for locals of all ages to go, get affordable hot food and have a drink it would also be good if it offered employment opportunities to local people

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ForestHill Mum


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23-02-2023 11:19 AM

I so hope it doesn't become a church either. And that it remains a pub/ bar or restaurant for us local folk. It could be so amazing. It's beautiful in there.

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nottinghillbilly


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23-02-2023 08:37 PM

Agree, Its beautiful inside.
And most importantly provides an affordable warm (in winter) place for locals of all ages to eat, drink and socialise.

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Foresters


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Post: #8
19-09-2023 07:02 PM

I heard that the Capitol is closing this month - is that true..? What a loss and terrible shame if so.
Can't see any planning details on Lewisham council website as there seems to be some web maintenance forn10 days or something

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Anotherjohn


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Post: #9
19-09-2023 08:21 PM

" I heard that the Capitol is closing this month "

If that is the case, I bet the owners will be feeling a sense of relief in not having to pay the heating bill for another winter. Given that heat rises, and the amount of space above head height, can you imagine the cost of wasted (rising) heat is in that magnificently voluminous place!

I always wondered how Wetherspoons, who provide such great value for money, could be viable in a premises like that with such massive overheads - and I suppose the crazy increases in commercial electricity and gas prices throughout the last year or so must've taken a big chunk out of any profits.

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Sherwood


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20-09-2023 07:12 PM

They don't like charging customers 20% VAT on food while supermarkets sell food at zero % VAT.

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BigED


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Post: #11
06-10-2023 09:08 AM

Closing down Sunday 15 October. Get your cheapbeer and bad food while you can, and admire the amazing interior. Who knows if we'll ever get to see it again. Lovely building. I'm no fan of spoons but they kept the building in use for a long time.

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Anotherjohn


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07-10-2023 09:51 AM

I think that'll be a sad day for Forest Hill because I doubt if the place will be put to better use [for the people of Forest Hill] whilst the economy's in the doldrums, which could be for some time to come.

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nottinghillbilly


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Post: #13
09-10-2023 04:22 PM

Agree.
Especially with winter on the horizon it was a good place for locals with less money or who are older or live alone to be warm, get a cheap hot meal and talk to someone.
Also the students/young people that go there on friday and weekends for cheap booze,
where will they go?
Tho not a customer there (I've been once! fantastic interior) I really appreciate what it brings to the local community.
Also sad that the staff will be made redundant in the run up to Christmas.
I wish they could have kept it trading until then at least

This post was last modified: 09-10-2023 04:23 PM by nottinghillbilly.

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Anotherjohn


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09-10-2023 07:57 PM

Well said!
I'm totally with you on all of those points - it's horrible.

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BigED


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Post: #15
14-10-2023 09:00 PM

Full of randoms tonight. It's packed.

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NannaBloom


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Post: #16
15-10-2023 11:10 AM

Never seen it so full before couldn't find any where to sit.

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