Jam Circus not reopening any time soon

Anthony from Antic provides the following disappointing update on the fate of Jam Circus, which closed after a fire, late last year:

I’m afraid we are still waiting for the two insurance companies involved, the freeholders and the leaseholders, to decide who is paying for what following the fire. The freeholders are not willing for us to take up occupation until this is agreed, hence the delay. We are trying to get a resolution either way so that we can get on with reopening Jam. I was down there this week and it all looks rather sad… I would hope to have some further news in a month.

Brockley needs Jam Circus back in a hurry.

12 comments:

David J said...

What caused the fire?

Brockley lesnar said...

Billy Joel- lying scumbag!!

Seriously though, this news has ruined my week. Best pub in brockley IMO.

Brockley Jon said...

Sad indeed. What's the latest with Late Knights? Haven't been past for a while. Could fill the void.

Anonymous said...

Looks like no movement there at the moment either. Hope that's still going ahead

si said...

They've just opened a popup in Gipsy Hill. Don't know if that's in addition to or instead of. I assume it's taking time for the licencing changes?

terrencetrentderby said...

Phil Mitchell

straightinatnumberone said...

leave it ahht, it was Grant

Anonymous said...

Panic over. The brewery site says "We are looking for other sites, and this place is going to be a model for what to expect at our Brockley site, when we get it open.."

big dave said...

I have heard that the delay in reopening is due to TESCO trying to get its grubby mits on it!

Crofton park pubs said...

Hi Nick, readers,

Does anyone have any concrete news on JC? It's been some time since further news was promised and it seems no closer to opening.

Moreover, can anyone share any update on the brewery set to move into Mr Lawrence's store- agian we were told to expect something by end June.

Grateful for any local intel, as the high street is very worse off without them.

RSILondon said...

Can we reopen the Jam Circus discussion - what's happening, does anyone have an update? We miss it. Please get it refurbed or sell it so someone else can open up; Crofton Park needs a pub desperately....

AlanSE4 said...

Someone asked for an update from Antic_London on Twitter 28th August and they replied with - "No plans just yet I'm afraid, I'm not sure where that came from. Still working with various parties over new plans. We are not quite there on planning and all of our teams are flat out in other venues at the moment. We will get to the pub as soon as we are able and I will of course let everyone know as soon as we do!"

Really do hope they do something with it ASAP. It must be ~10 months now since it closed. :-( Really disappointed as it was one of the places we were looking forward to most when we moved here 11 months ago!

On a more positive note, the Late Knights Brewery confirmed on their blog (http://www.lateknightsbrewery.co.uk/blog.html) their new bar should be opening before October - "We have put our licence application in for Mr Lawrence's Wine Shop in Brockley, so hopefully before October Brockley will have a lovely Beer Rebellion."

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