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The former Thai Mini Market at 396 Brockley Road, Crofton Park, has been sold, according to friend of BC, Cathy. That's all we've got. Let us know if you know more.
No more Chicken! Please! Or betting...Can we have Broca Food Market No. 2 please. I like a brisk walk as much as the next man but 20 mins each way is too far for a box of eggs and some nice wonky carrots.
Thanks Anon, your suggestion is flawless... Except that I dont own a bike. Good suggestion anyway - I should really get one...Anyway, bike chat aside, I think BFM 2 would fit very well into the Crofton Park Parade (although it might steal some business from BFM HQ so I could see why the owners might not be so keen).Anyway I vote for BFM 2.
PS When you say it has been sold do we know if the freehold has been sold or the lease has been sold (eg assigned/sub let)?
Planning application drawings:http://acolnet.lewisham.gov.uk/ACOLLATEDOCS/53234_2.pdf
Interesting planning application. They want to pull the old shop down and replace it with a smaller unit and six flats, all of which look pokey. Most people don't want an open plan kitchen / living room unless they have a massive space in which to accomodate it. These plans are typical of so many of the new builds and conversions round here in that the kitchen is just a line of cupboards and a sink at one end of the living room. Wasn't Boris making half-hearted noises about bringing back minimum space standards for new housing stock?
@CPR. I doubt Broca will open another shop. I fail to see how they can survive at the moment with extremely limited stocks. Not to mention overpricing for the same 'organic ranges' you can get in 'non-organic shops'. Eggs cheap though.
Well said Matt-Z same pokey layout as the new application for Harefield Mewshttp://acolnet.lewisham.gov.uk/ACOLLATEDOCS/58884_1.pdfIf this layout was replicated across the free plots in the same Mews we could find ourselves with 30+ flats in the small Mews. What about the impact on parking and noise?and what about this http://acolnet.lewisham.gov.uk/ACOLLATEDOCS/57286_2.pdfincreadible opportunity to have a market, artist studios, shops, yoga/gym space and community areas turned into 35 flats with no parking and no shops or amenities.I thought these developments were a thing of the 70s and the Councils learned the lesson
Those plans reminded me of drawings of slave ship layouts. Who would voluntarily live in those tiny boxes?
If you want to buy some eggs and a carrot go to the co-op you numpty :-/
Surely those plans should be rejected? Who would buy such a small badly designed flat?
Dear False Numpty Accuser: Besides the fact that BFM is a very different offering to the Co-op (which I do use by the way)... You cant get wonky carrots at the Co-Op and the eggs aint cheap.
Disappointing if it's likely to be turned into flats. I saw through the metal security shutters a while back that a man and a woman were ripping some things out and seemed to be clearing a patio. I was also hoping for another nice market or cafe. I am very partial to Jay's Budgens for my last-minute groceries during the week though... I like the general Co-Op ethos but Crofton Park's is badly managed and is always a mess of trolleys and unshelved items. I rarely go in.
You lot don't know you're born. I knew families of 4 who lived in spaces not much bigger than that in Japan...
@anon 13.08The Broca does not have a limited range at all! They have a great selection of fresh fruit, veg and herbs, not to mention breads and all the other organic meats and other stuff. Most of it is good value and as someone who lives a couple of minutes away has been an absolute godsend. If people don't use their local shops they will close, and Tesco will eventually move in and then people will complain of areas losing their character. Jeez...
I agree, it is also worth noting, from my experience at least, that the earlier in the day you visit the Broca the more you are likely to find on offer. Also, as an experiment, fry some bacon from the Broca and in another pan fry some from the Co op. What you will find is that in one pan you will have proper fried bacon and in the other you will have something resembling a fried foreskin. The price is not too dissimilar either.
Mmmm, I cant remember the last time I had fried foreskin - did they stop doing it for a while? Gotta swing by the Co-op tonight..
I wondered when the issue of the cost of dried foreskin would raise its ugly head.
I heard that Broca will be getting in organic foreskin soon. I hope they're washed and not all covered in muck.
What is foreskin? Moira
Ask your husband
e.g. Tesco sell the same range of organic pasta sauces that the Broca does. Its a quid less in Tesco! Sorry but i'd rather buy from Tesco and also at 6pm on an evening, Tesco will also have bread/veg left.
I hope Tesco Metro moves to Brockley Rd or Westside near the station developments.
I want a nice fancy restaurant on the westside, and a decent 'trendy' wine bar next to the broca food market..foreskin, mmmm...
Brockley Food Markets: Making your foreskin stretch further
Just to clarify, the bacon from Broca does not resemble the foreskin. Hopefully the low level bridge on Mantle Rd will discourage any large supermarkets from opening in the West. Besides, I think the Tesco on Lewisham Way, the Tesco on Loampit Hill as well as the massive Tesco in Lewisham is more than enough 'help' for one area.
that bridge also protects those of us who live around there from buses thundering past.
and really tall people
Just cooking some co-op bacon atm and I can't stop thinking about foreskins. Thank you Brockley Central!
Can we have a Waitrose near the station rather than Tesco... just for a change
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