Gails to SW12

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Gails to SW12

Postby Annabel (admin) » Mon May 07, 2018 1:41 pm

Hi
Looks like we're getting a Gails in SW12 - they're recruiting for staff.

https://www.indeed.co.uk/jobs?q=Gail%27 ... 8b2616f819

Looks like it's opening in June - any idea when?
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Re: Gails to SW12

Postby boonkoh » Tue May 08, 2018 6:23 am

Good spot! Trying to think what site they've taken but can't think of any.
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Postby chestnut » Tue May 08, 2018 8:32 am

It was a pretty clapped-out newsagent. It's not the most promising spot, next to the Travelodge, but maybe the arrival of Gail's will raise the tone. The patisserie the other side of the road, Apple Blue, has been a good addition, as has the sushi place on the same side a little further down.
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Postby Pemberley » Tue May 08, 2018 8:48 am

Just when you thought we couldn't get any more coffee shops/cafes in Balham..! This will make the school run incredibly difficult although I can't help thinking traffic/parking may increase around that area. The corner and high road has the most one-hour free parking spots in Balham.

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Postby Bunnypigeon1 » Tue May 08, 2018 10:29 am

I love Gails so happy to hear the news. Seems an odd place to put it- I was betting one would open where the old Starbucks used to be but apparently that is becoming a dog friendly pizza restaurant....?
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Postby gabriellannellino » Tue May 08, 2018 11:25 am

Bunnypigeon1 wrote:I love Gails so happy to hear the news. Seems an odd place to put it- I was betting one would open where the old Starbucks used to be but apparently that is becoming a dog friendly pizza restaurant....?
Its going a be a Megans! Just had a look and they're looking for a local charity to support

https://megans.co.uk/best-restaurants-balham/
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Postby the parsley song » Tue May 08, 2018 5:51 pm

I reckon it's a great spot to put a Gails or Megan's and the renovations look promising last time I saw. Ever since the Nightingale cafe a bit further along became Taro a few years ago the pressure has been on Delite on Ritherdon Road and that's small. There are several primary schools on the doorstep so sounds like they've done their research and I won't be surprised if the place is constantly rammed.

p.s. if it's a Gails, when you look at what they are paying the staff in the advertised jobs, £8/9ph, it does make their prices look pretty greedy though...
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Postby Paulette » Tue May 08, 2018 9:35 pm

I was just thinking too when you see what they pay, no surprise the staff is so slow there!
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Re: Gails to SW12

Postby Goldhawk » Tue May 08, 2018 9:55 pm

Yep looks like they pay just above the National Minimum Wage of £7.83 per hour
The London Living Wage is £10.20 per hour
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Re: Gails to SW12

Postby Pemberley » Tue May 08, 2018 9:56 pm

I didn’t even click on the link to the job advert...that’s disgraceful when you think that the ‘living wage’ for London is calculated as £10.20 per hour. Also, one tends to forget to tip when you pay upfront so they prob don’t make much on tips either.
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Postby supergirl » Wed May 09, 2018 1:48 pm

Gail's is vastly overrated and very expensive for the service... And now I see how much they pay their staff, I found that shocking.
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Re: Gails to SW12

Postby the parsley song » Wed May 09, 2018 4:23 pm

I only looked because I'm nosey ;) .The balham jobs are not offering £10.20 - it's £1-2 less per hour, which adds up on that sort of wage. So paying just above the legal minimum but charging mega premium. Very nice food and atmosphere, but still.
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Postby Bunnypigeon1 » Wed May 09, 2018 4:53 pm

Gail’s is owned by a private equity house so I’m not surprised at the pay. I wonder what the industry average is? I’d imagine it’s roughly in line with other cafes, etc
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Postby Goldhawk » Wed May 09, 2018 8:16 pm

Browsing the other local jobs on offer it looks like Lidl is the only place that pays the London Living Wage
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Postby SW12Pops » Fri May 11, 2018 9:37 am

Read on FB that it might be going where Goose Island is.

That's definitely closing and is opposite Waitrose so a good spot.

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