Maddy's closes

Maddy's Fish Bar in New Cross, which last week announced that it had temporarily closed for personal reasons, has now been repossessed by the landlords. The posh fish-and-chip shop brought something new to the area, so it's a real shame to see it go. Business is hard.

24 comments:

Richard Elliot said...

Very sad to hear, as Nick says it was a great addition to the area.


It goes to show we need to use places like Maddy's and not just enjoy the thought of them being there. I for one didn't go enough considering how much I enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

Ah well back to Fishy Business. Must get round to trying Brockley's Rock sometime too.

Guest said...

Crying shame. I go there twice a month and love the fish. Judging by their last update, it sounds like it may be to do with personal rather than business reasons. I hope the owners recover.

Paddyom said...

Gosh really was it not popular? I live in Brockers so never went but Brockleys Rock is absolutely rammed of an evening, they dont even answer the phones some Fridays its that chocka. What a shame, hate to see independents fail :(

Brockley Nick said...

There are lots of reasons why these things can happen. As far as I can see it remained fairly popular and well-used.

Monkeyboy said...

The London particular is consistantly good. Perhaps they will expand? It's more cafe but with a proper kitchen it could develope.

Guest said...

It is very popular, even during the day. I live closer to Crofton Park but will sometimes get down at New Cross just to eat at Maddy's, before walking home.

terrencetrentderby said...

Al fresco dining on New Cross Road, amongst the fumes and tramps. Was always going to be tough.

Richard Elliot said...

There was a bit of cross ownership between the two I believe (based on some things Maddy wrote when the Kickstarter project was launched)

Headhunter said...

I don't know, I used to live in Islington and the al fresco places along Upper Street did a roaring trade despite the traffic and fumes....

BrockleyFan said...

oh noooooooo. It was a real favourite of ours. :-(((( Maybe it was the location?

Aricana said...

Mine too. Hope it does relocate.

BrockleyFan said...

My selfish vote would be for them to reopen at the old Nat's Bake & Juices site...Hope Maddy's is listening.

Guest said...

I hope they'll be reimbursing the ordinary punters who funded the shop on Kickstarter. Over 20 grand was put up, now all gone.

Monkeyboy said...

I don't think you understand Kickstarter.

topper said...

why don't you explain it to us all Einstein . . .

Monkeyboy said...

Three people will loose access to a free fish supper. No one's going to be tipped into destitution, 'honest punters' or otherwise. It's not like investing in BP, there was never any promise of an investment return. If you think that you're an idiot.

Steve smith said...

No BUT people do have a right to know whats happened. At least a minimum Maddy should put out a statement. Guessing from the above sign she didn't pay her rent on the shop, on the twitter site it said the phone wasn't working, guessing bill wasn't paid?

terrencetrentderby said...

Nah borrow what you want, rent a premises then bugger off without a proper explanation, if you think that's good business practice then you're an idiot.

Monkeyboy said...

Tezza, calm down.

terrencetrentderby said...

Hang on, people invested cash for free food over a limited period? Sounds more like charity.


Idiots, they don't deserve an explanation. I retract my last comment MonkeyTrump.

Monkeyboy said...

Covering your bases, nice work.

terrencetrentderby said...

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anonymous said...

Well said Gill. Nice to hear some compassion and understanding in what must be a tough time for Maddy and all concerned with the business. I too wish her all the best.

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