New deli to replace El's Kitchen

A new deli will open in place of El's Kitchen in Ladywell, which closed recently, after its founder decided it was time to sell-up. El has confirmed the sale has gone through and the re-opening will take place shortly. More details soon.

14 comments:

Fabhat said...

Hurrah!

Oli said...

Not to mention, 'yay'

about time said...

Good news to see the shop re-opening. It seems to have take a very long time.

maisie_moo said...

Excellent news. Ladywell hasn't been the same without it.

ladywell better than brockley said...

spiffing news

Charliesays said...

anyone know what's going on with that frigging snack bar which closed circa 1991? Also Lewisham is now the only borough with no cinema in London, if curzon aren't interested in the old leisure centre site surely someone else would be, they would make a fortune. Come on Bullock sort it out

Sue L said...

I heard on the grapevine that the Snack Bar has recently been sold and is opening as a restaurant in September, after extensive building works. It will cetainly be good to see it in use again and there are limited sit down eating options in Ladywell in the evenings at the moment, other than the pub and the Tandoori.

Alex said...

Great site showing how some Lewisham's lost cinemas would look today - http://lewishamlostcinemas.wordpress.com/lewishams-lost-cinemas/

cinephile said...

Ahhhh, and there you can see the Ritz Picture Palace cinema in Brockley.
Pulled down in 1960, the site is currently the home of the MOT centre
and it looks like its future will go the way of other sites around
Brockley station: small boxy flats.

If we had an old cinema like that it would be quite a local feature.


Lewisham council does not seem to like cinemas much. Nor indeed pubs for that matter. I guess it makes their work that much simpler if every development extends the dormitory character of the area.

ladyweller said...

really really good news! looking forward to shopping there!

ladyweller said...

does the fact that they're demolishing the old leisure centre mean that there are plans for it? or do they have to do that anyway in order to sell the land? a cinemas would be really good and i think there would be demand for it. i certainly walk 40 mins to the greenwich picture house a few times a month. i'd def go a lot more if it was down the road. i'm sure that others would too! and it'd be well connected by buses and trains.

Adam said...

They should turn the old Riley's pool hall into a cinema!! It's a beautiful building that is both disused and a perfect size.

Charliesays said...

Thanks for the info Sue L, it will be great to have another place to eat in the evenings although the plot is pretty small for a restaurant.

The old Riley's pool hall last I heard was being renovated by a church group who are turning it into a community centre. They had some open days late last year to show the public their plans but no building works have started so who knows if it is still going ahead.

I wonder if Lewisham Council really care about making parts of the borough places residents want to visit and spend money as well as attracting those from outside the borough. A cinema would be a superb addition on the old leisure centre site rather than more sterile flats. When I heard on BC last May about curzon holding meetings with the Mayor of Lewisham with regard to creating a cinema on the leisure centre site I thought the Council might do everything in their power to secure a deal. But alas another fantastic opportunity goes begging and we have to go to Greenwich or elsewhere to visit a cinema. Very frustrated by the Council!

Monkeyboy said...

Well primarily it's an operator that needs to commit to it, a local council can only facilitate it especially if it's struggling to slash its budget.

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