Blagged my way into the opening party tonight. I really think SoBo will be a great asset to the area. The owners have gone out of their way to put something of quality in what is, lets face it, a pretty bad ass street. I wouldn't take that sort of risk with my cash.
There's a lot of negativity on this website when someone tries to push the boundaries, and I for one, wish them every success. The name, by the way, was never meant to be serious...they called it SoBo with tongues very firmly in cheek. I got the impression that they were more than a little amused, and quite delighted, by the chatter they have caused with the choice of name. I for one will be there at 8am for my latte and croissant.
"Josh" - are you really as unconnected with SoBo as you are trying to make out? Your email address would suggest otherwise.
We'd be very happy to publicise your new venture on this site in the news or features section, and we'd be delighted if the movers behind a new venture like SoBo choose to take part in the forum.
But for heaven's sake be upfront about your connections with a business you are writing about. As well as being discouraged in the rules of this forum, it really is an unnecessary and disreputable practice which only devalues the genuine comment and criticism of local venues which you will find here.
I'll think you'll find us to be a pretty positive bunch, and as for pushing the boundaries, South East Borough, hmmmm - let's push the boundary a bit further and say we live in West Greenwich.................................