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Monday 29 September 2014 2.16pm
jamiewallace wrote:
Waitrose pretentious?

Yeah - choice of aloe vera, jojoba and cashmere - but still cheaper than Andrex Gorgeous Comfort Quilts!
Poj
Monday 29 September 2014 2.28pm
There is also a reasonably sized Waitrose in St. John Street EC1, and yes they do Charlie Bighams. Not as big as St Katherine's dock ('specially after the refurb) but a good store.
Monday 29 September 2014 3.30pm
jamiewallace wrote:
Waitrose pretentious?

Not unless it plays Led Zep each time you use it...
Tuesday 30 September 2014 10.16am
For ref, I contacted Waitrose on twitter and they said "The South Bank is an area of London that we are continuing to monitor and we are exploring options to achieve this."

Make of that what you will.
Tuesday 30 September 2014 7.04pm
jamiewallace wrote:
For ref, I contacted Waitrose on twitter and they said "The South Bank is an area of London that we are continuing to monitor and we are exploring options to achieve this."
Make of that what you will.

What I read is;

We have been looking at this area, but we don't think there are enough of our kind of people to warrant opening a store. Their kind of people being identified as aspirational, middle class, middle aged, ABC social groups etc.

You could also say.

You are kidding aren't you? There are far too many plebs around there.
Tuesday 30 September 2014 7.36pm
boroughbloke wrote:
jamiewallace wrote:
For ref, I contacted Waitrose on twitter and they said "The South Bank is an area of London that we are continuing to monitor and we are exploring options to achieve this."
Make of that what you will.

What I read is;

We have been looking at this area, but we don't think there are enough of our kind of people to warrant opening a store. Their kind of people being identified as aspirational, middle class, middle aged, ABC social groups etc.

You could also say.

You are kidding aren't you? There are far too many plebs around there.

Deptford, on the other hand, is perfect ;)
Tuesday 30 September 2014 8.00pm
[indignant} It's not in Deptford.... It's in Greenwich [/Indignant]

;-)
Tuesday 30 September 2014 9.11pm
Well ---- there are supermarkets - then --- there is Waitrose:)!!!!! Waitrose is equal to a spritual massage in paradise - thank you Lord! Sense has prevailed at last, I hav e been informed by waitrose that they are also 'monitoring a site adjacent to southwark tube station in The Cut. Well done - southbank has well and truly arrived now and with The Queen and Prince of Wales bags for life to add to the mix (whatever one's views on the Monarch). Duchy Originals etc. (Iceland also does some superb meals especially their desserts and wine offers etc)
Tuesday 30 September 2014 10.53pm
resource1 wrote:
monitoring a site adjacent to southwark tube station in The Cut
That would be the site of the council flats wouldn't it? I therefore wouldn't hold my breath in expectation just yet. The redevelopment of the site has been mooted. However. they'll have to get rid of those inconvenient plebs first, which will be one more victory for social cleansing in SE1.
Tuesday 30 September 2014 11.06pm
Southwark station itself is designed to be built on. You can see it from the odd above ground shape. I've a book, City Reborn, Kenneth Powell, 2004 that talks of an as yet unbuilt commercial development on top.

I guess that might be the site, but deliveries would be problematic and any new proposal above about four stories is likely to raise objections from the residents of the nearby low-density/low rise residential properties.
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