Tyrwhitt Road's new corner shop

It's Christmas - a time for gentle stories about pitchfork-wielders on the lam and new shop fronts on Tyrwhitt Road. After her bus-top shot of this new shop taking shape, Pam has sent us an update, showing the new corner shop unwrapped. It's a shop front of a quality rare in Brockley.

63 comments:

Anonymous said...

The future for Upper Brockley Road? We hope so!!

Anonymous said...

Why "the future"? You don't know what's going in it yet! It could be dishonest.

Oh, I get it, twee frontage and sign...

Anonymous said...

Looks good.

Anonymous said...

The contractors on this have done a fantasic job - i've been watching the transformation for the last couple of months and they really have renovated it very well.

What with the Talbot reopening a couple of years ago, the building of Pretoria Court and now the redevelopment of this once derelict corner shop, the Loampit Hill end of Tyrwhitt Rd has really changed for the better.

Anonymous said...

There is nothing twee about this shop front. It's called retaining the character of a very beautiful old building. There are plenty of New Towns and Barrett Homes developments in the UK that you can move to if you don't care for retaining character of buildings. I think it looks fantastic, and whatever it will be, it's a million times better than the derelict grocers that preceded it.

Anonymous said...

The 'honest' bore can't get a hard on unless shops are plastic, gaudy and cheap. He think it makes him 'street' or some shit. Best ignored.

Tyrwhitt Tyrwhoo said...

It looks good

According to Mary from Taylor's (the shop next door on Tyrwhitt Road) it's going to be a deli

Anonymous said...

Anon 14:37 - missing the point entirely. It's not about the colour of the shop - it's about the content of the fare.

Anonymous said...

could do with some plastic and neon cladding to bring some honestly to the shop - but at least it is going to be a chicken shop

Anonymous said...

Anonymous14.55 - your 'honest' bumchum below you seems very concerned about the colour of the shop - thereby proving my point about you dullards.

Anonymous said...

Thats absolutely lovely - the tiles are cool!

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see if they keep the tiles as they are, restore them or Render over The whole front. The render all around has been hacked back and not progressed since the hoardings came down a few weeks back - so I wonder whether they are waiting on a decision from somewhere.

Anne said...

Apparently they are required to keep the tiles which is good news.

Anonymous said...

'Middleton'?

Anonymous said...

I am hijacking this thread to ask WTF has happened to Brockley Central ? It's just a collection of threads. Where's the home page gone ? Why no warning or explanation?

Brockley Nick said...

@Anon, the format hasn't changed in five years (unfortunately).

Anonymous said...

@Anon 2145, are you looking at the mobile version? I just had a similar experience with an iPad, which before went to the full site.

Anonymous said...

I have had the same issue on my iPad this evening - this morning it was showing the normal site, this afternoon a reduced site also.

Brockley Nick said...

It's the Apple Maps fiasco all over again. Only worse!

Anonymous said...

You just can't find the IT expertise these days ;)

Ever thought of sponsoring a keen Chinese web developer? You can work them 20hrs a day told

Anonymous said...

This is anon from last night,still asking WTF happened to the website ? I am on an iPad. Have been reading BC on an iPad since the dawn of time. But, now it's just a list of threads. No home page. What on earth is occurring ?

Welcome to 2012 said...

you tell us

Anonymous said...

Blue borders? Link under Home button to "view web version"?

That's the mobile version. My iPad reset to it yesterday. Not sure why, though my battery ran down to 0 so maybe related. It's happened before and I found a fix via Google but can't remember it now, unhelpful lay. Anyone else know?

Anonymous said...

*unhelpfully. Blinking auto correct knows more about me than it should.

Anonymous said...

Anon 22:04
Use a computer then!
New technology comes around and some websites can't be read properly by that technology.
Simple solution. Use a computer for web surfing.

Geekorama said...

Anon @03:26. Did you hang onto your typewriter until a couple of years ago and check the news on Ceefax? Mobile computing, smartphones and tablets are becoming the norm

Want to buy my Hewlett Packard or Dell shares?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the suggestions about not being able to read BC on my ipad. I don't know how to fix it but can see that it's 'normal' on a PC, so I am reassured. Sorry for the thread hijack.

So, back to the topic. Does anyone know for sure what this new premises is going to be ?

Anonymous said...

On an ipad, download google chrome and press the "Show desktop version" button when you surf.

As for the shop - any word on the fare, or have we decided we like it because of the grey paint and mosaic?

Anonymous said...

Well, I like it because it looks attractive. Can you like something without knowing what is in it or is your strange obsession with 'fare' too great?

Anonymous said...

Well yes, I tend to judge shops on what they sell. I consider it a fairly important factor for a shop.

Anonymous said...

We don't even know it's going to be a shop yet. It could be a hairdressers or an estate agents. Not everything is about 'fare' you know (you clearly don't`).

D said...

Anon 15.18 Can't you judge the development on how it looks? Do you have no interest in architecture unless it provides you with cheap chicken and chips?

Anonymous said...

I think in this post-Speedicars Brockley we need to get back to what's real; fare.

Anonymous said...

Right. That's just a random load of words. You're clearly mental.

Anonymous said...

He is on drugs.

Paul said...

Does anyone know what happened to the old lady who was evicted from the flat upstairs? I saw her with all her belongings on the bench nearby looking a bit lost.

Anonymous said...

Kept revisiting and sitting on the bench until the very elderly owner himself passed away. Not been seen since.

Anonymous said...

Paul shes gone to a womens only hostel. She was squatting.

Anonymous said...

@Nick... Please post a "before" picture next to it, just so that we can appreciate how far this poor shop has come..

Brockley Nick said...

If anyone has one, I will post it.

Brockley Ben said...

Streetview offers a bit of a clue but unfortunately not any pics from before the scaffolding went up.

Tyrwhitt Tyrwhoo said...

It's going to be a deli. Thought I'd mentioned that already

Deli-rious said...

Another deli? Please tell me you're joking. PLEASE.

Deli-Belly said...

Deli-ghted!

Anonymous said...

That's it, Brockley has reached deli saturation and a surplus of twee.

Will the last person to leave SE4 please turn off the lights.

Anonymous said...

Bye then.
A deli could do well there.

DJ said...

Aaaaand... here come the 'honest' bores.
You can smell them a mile off - eau de Pot Noodle and resentment.

Anonymous said...

DJ, you realise that they exist as a reaction to the saturation of this kind of stuff in SE4, right?

DJ said...

Yes, and their endless whining gets on my tits. You don't have to go to a deli - there are plenty of other shops. If people want it it will do well, if not it will close.
Move on.

Anonymous said...

'saturation'? Hardly. What's that - 3 delis now? If this is even going to be a deli.
Don't ever go to Muswell Hill - your brain will explode.

david said...

Whilst I'm normally somewhere between the ”honest” and ”mungo” war feeling that SE4's charm is its diversity, the ”over-run by delis” claim is silly. What, there's the Broca, the French place near the station, the one on the Honor Oak parade and, um... Isn't that it? Plus a very deli-ish market on Saturdays and I guess places like Arlo & Moe's might do stuff to take away (haven't been yet).

A deli here would be a welcome addition to the (presumably) ”honest” Lewisham Way shops. I live on Tyrwhitt Rd and if I want milk or a can of beer or a lemon or, I don't know, any other convenience item I'll go to Taylor's first and the Londis second. That won't change, but a deli on this site would be a welcome addition for something different.

Anonymous said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a 'Hugos Honest Artisan Bakery' - with breads starting at a minimum of a fiver for a small loaf

Anonymous said...

Another 'Dwayne's Fried Rat and Cockroach Shit Shack' for me!

Anonymous said...

A bakery would be nice, a change from the usual supermarket stuff.

Brockley Ben said...

@david Even Broca isn't really a deli, which I associate with a good selection of cheese and charcuterie (the one in Ladywell definitely counts). Broca is more of a grocery, offering many of the same classes of product as you'd find in a supermarket but sourced from suppliers you probably won't. (For which crime it is classed as "dishonest".) Certainly don't think we've reached the deli event horizon yet.

Brockley Nick said...

The only real delis in the area are El's Kitchen in Ladywell and maybe The Allotment in New Cross.

The "honest bores" don't "exist as a reaction to the saturation", they exist as a reaction to some other people having a slightly different set of tastes and preferences to themselves.

Anonymous said...

So Brockley has one deli, Ladywell another. Crofton Park has none.

Given that the Brockley Market has proven there is an appetite for food that is a bit different, a deli might work on that side of Brockley.

What ever it becomes, it is nice to see that run town corner renovated in a nice way.

Anonymous said...

It should be a bank. There are no cash machines in the area, except for the tescos at the bottom of Loampit hill and the ones inside the sweet shops where you have to pay to use them. But then, it would be raided by the local yokels.

Brockley Nick said...

There is a cash machine at the Tesco in the other direction too. About 5 mins walk. It won't be a bank. It is tiny.

Anonymous said...

This is 2012, nearly 2013. We don't need bloody banks.

Anonymous said...

"they exist as a reaction to some other people having a slightly different set of tastes and preferences to themselves."


how little you know Nick, by seeking to find a reason you have immediately highlighted your ignorance and lack of understanding of the central issue

hey ho, as might be said

Brockley Nick said...

No Anon. But go on then, make your case.

Anonymous said...

Does any one know when those 3 boarded up shops in UBR are re-opening?

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