eco wrote:did not luck out on the council housing lottery
eco wrote:Could they employ locals? Probably if they had the skill and the will to work for the relevant wage. There are plenty of examples of those places employing local youth.
Guy's street wrote:Gavin Smith wrote:Boroughonian puts it far more eloquently then I can!Guy's Street wrote:I also wouldn't pay £50 for a bottle of champagne from Tesco but it doesn't mean I don't have access to Tesco.
Tesco stocks something for everyone. The subject places don't stock anything for anyone other than their target rip-off audience. Someone looking to buy a £2 can of lager, say, would only be able to buy it from the local convenience store.
And if someone is looking to buy a £6 can of craft lager they can only buy it from the market or the brewery.
Its great that Bermondsey has something for everyone. Everywhere doesn't have to appeal or cater to everyone.
Gavin Smith wrote:Eco, it costs probably 10% of the £6 price tag - and that's being generous - to brew here in SE1. "Community-conscious locals" are only too happy to support "community-conscious businesses". I am afraid to say that the businesses we are talking about singularly fail to hit that target. Why aren't they taking on local youths and giving something back? I could go on and on.
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