therunningman wrote:Get the late night places in the arches along druid st etc.. that would be ACE!
orione wrote:Hi BiscuitDaddy.
I agree with the sentiment of your post and your concerns.
Can I ask you a question:
How would you maintain that mix you talk about?
Boozers and bars all thrive whether other kind of shops do not.
Is it the local population who chose drink rather than anything else?
Can the council plan the kind of shops that will populate the street, if they fail to make profit?
I would love to have a better mix, but how can you attract different retails or make them survive?
shaggy wrote:in short Orione you can't. There is simply not the footfall to sustain a large retail premises on that site, especially with the looming economic crisis. In all likelihood it would revert to a non descript office.
I must admit reading BiscuitDaddys description of the proposed new restaurant/bar I am even more in favour...
BiscuitDaddy wrote:there are numerous successful businesses out there (retail / creative etc.) that would relish the opportunity to take over a large site in the middle of the street just a few doors down from White Cube and with the Shard around the corner.
ceity slicker wrote:Afternoon, Lucy,
I suppose the thing is that you can't have both an art gallery and a bar in the same space (pace the Igloo and Cave mixed flower/gift/wine format on Bermondsey Street!). If new bars are the default setting, where do your wished-for art galleries go ?
So given your previous expression of enthusiasm for new art galleries opening on Bermondsey Street on the back of White Cube (ta-raaa...opening preview tomorrow night!) and given the fact that the former Terra Plana property is only about 50 metres away from White Cube, I was intrigued to find out which of the two you would prefer in that location, if it was up to you : an art gallery or a bar ?
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