What DO we want on Northcote Road???

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Postby juliantenniscoach » Mon May 07, 2012 8:14 pm

Good Earth? yummy, very busy one in WImbledon Village that I used for years. Not the cheapest perhaps but great without that MSG upset.

Now someone has told me that 'The Establishment' on Battersea Rise is closing because of licence infringements. And that Cattle Grid is moving there. Anyone know anything about that?

Which if true then frees up Cattle Grid on Northcote...........the plot thickens..........
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Postby supergirl » Mon May 07, 2012 11:35 pm

I have heard last week that Kew will be closing down soon, and that both Cath Kidston and Aspace are facing (very) difficult times...
Lets hope it is only rumours...
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Postby TheKeepBoutique » Thu May 10, 2012 4:52 pm

As someone who is on a mission to bring an independent boutique to Northcote Road, I'm really interested to hear what Clapham/Wandsworth mums want from their local shops.

As a result I'm holding a very informal 'focus group' - more of a tea party - tomorrow afternoon (11th May - 2.30 - 3.30/4pm) - buggies and children more than welcome.

For your generous time, I will be providing some much needed sustenance... in the form of cake and brownies PLUS a one off voucher of 25% off food and drink when dining at a local restaurant.

If you are interested please contact me on: kate@thekeepboutique.com
or 07525158610
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Postby excitera » Thu May 17, 2012 2:41 pm

A Cashmachine would be nice, that doesn't charge for withdrawal..
Also would be nice to replace Debenhams with something more upmarket, House of Fraser or Harvey Nicks.

Would be lovely if instead of Hamptons we'd have convenience M&S food or some delicatessen shop. Also I miss Pret a Manger with their nice coffees, sandwiches and salads to go.
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Postby Karin1979 » Fri May 18, 2012 8:43 am

Yes, a pret would a fab ...also a cafe with more space for kids x
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Postby clearout » Sat May 26, 2012 10:34 am

I would love it if Debenhams became a John Lewis! :-)
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Postby juliantenniscoach » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:11 pm

The shoe repair and luggage shop Northcote j/w Shelgate is closing on 25th June. Any ideas on what's replacing it? Given Bob Dove's recent interview in a logal magazine (SW?) don't get your hopes up that it's going to be very exciting or original. Retailers are having a very though time.
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Postby jonathan @ hamptons » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:39 pm

As I understand it the shoe repair shop is going to be turned into a dry cleaners that also does shoe repairs/key cutting. Allegedly it's the actual owner of the freehold that's behind the new shop.

Also I don't know if anyone's noticed but The Cattle Grid has shut up shop yesterday (it wasn't going to be long before one of the three burger joints gave up). Apparently they may well be moving to Battersea Rise but it's all rather ironic given the fact that it was Marzano the pizza place changing to Byron that precipitated their demise!!

Again speculative rumours only, but word on the street is that it's going to turn into some sort of pizza place.

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Postby Spotty26 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:48 pm

I have just joined the Northcote Road Antiques Market taking an upstairs stall, having been on a waiting list for 2.5 years! In my head it was going to be my little online shop's big chance! The other stall holders and shop keepers at that end of Northcote Roa all say it is very very quiet. I have only been there 3 weeks but I am surprised by how empty the road is some days.

The market has steadyish traffic but many do not come upstairs which is a bit of a shame. Anyway, I would be interested in your thoughts on the market and, of course, delighted if a few of you venture upstairs and let me know if you like it!

While I am on here, any thoughts on the new Pintus cafe. Nice food but £2 for a can of coke!!!

Thanks

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Postby juliantenniscoach » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:54 pm

Johnathon I posted about the Cattle Grid move a few weeks ago, just scroll up for the info.

Fenn Wright Manson going too so lots of changes going on. We do very well on Northcote Road but given the current economic situation it will be difficult for a clothes retailer to survive methinks.

I'm no fashion critic but so many of the womens shops look as if they are stocking the same stuff but I'm sure that's just my untrained eye ;)
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Re: What DO we want on Northcote Road???

Postby pie81 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:27 pm

Here would be my wish list:

- non italian non burger restaurants. Say, Vietnamese, Turkish, fish restaurant...

- cash machine

- corner store/minimarket close to Broomwood end

- a post office - perhaps in said corner store/minimarket

- a Gap / babyGap

- I would say a deli but what with the cheese shop, stalls, farmers' market at Balham and Waitrose I doubt I'd use one

- fewer bloody estate agents! Never understood why they need massive shop window space, why can't they be on the first floor?

- a John Lewis... (wishful thinking)
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Postby juliantenniscoach » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:01 pm

Cattle Grid is being replaced by a a pizza place called "franco manca" http://francomanca.co.uk/ Their USP is sourdough pizza apparently.

Don't know if CGrid is moving to Battersea Rise yet. Rumour has it is that Kew is going under so that could well be another vacancy?
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Postby Mrs Contractor Mum » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:15 pm

Great news about Franco Manca - they really do the best pizzas and if it's anything like as good as their Brixton set up, it'll do well.
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Postby Soon-to-be-a-SMOG » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:28 am

I agree with Julian, the ladies clothes shops are SO samey with the exception of QuestionAir & Whistles & Oliver Bonas ...... the rest are all so frumpy and could well be the same store as far as I can see (Kew, FWM, P8, Jigsaw).

I would second:

bank / cashpoint
small supermerket / conv store toward broomwood
GAP / Zara / H&M (all with kids section)
John Lewis in place of Debenhams (if only)
Family friendly cafe with space that doesn't overcharge (though Pintus has their great garden if the weather's good, and their coffee is yum)
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Postby swayam2003 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:33 pm

Yayyyy! Franco Manca does divine pizzas...very excited to hear that it's coming to Northcote Road :-) Kew is definitely going...apparently, the entire company is shutting down! x

PS - Agree with the fewer estate agents wish list!
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