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    The gentrification of the mayor's hometown continues.

    You'll be glad to know you can get beer that looks like this nearby...



    But you'll get 3 pints of Super Bock from the Secret Bar around the corner for 50p more than the bottle on the right.

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    Robert Lindsay successfully stopped them using his image on the label. I believe there's some kind of gorilla (urban in nature) on the label now.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Xann View Post


      The gentrification of the mayor's hometown continues.
      They still had a record shop (just near the entrance to Tooting Broadway tube) when I used to live in Tooting (late 80s) - a reggae shop if memory serves? Good to see a new one has arrived...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SirSlim View Post
        They still had a record shop (just near the entrance to Tooting Broadway tube) when I used to live in Tooting (late 80s) - a reggae shop if memory serves? Good to see a new one has arrived...
        That record shop hung on for quite a while, but it's been gone years now - It's a Starbucks, obviously.

        There's a reggae guy still in the market though. Not quite sure how tbh?

        Tooting has seriously changed, Dude. Four cocktail bars, from zero two years ago.

        Just hoping the Asians own the freeholds on their places, so they don't get shouldered out by the new money!

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        • #5
          Thanks Xann, I'll get down there this week.

          Brixton's had another record shop arrive in the last couple of weeks. I popped in last week and very much like it. Really nice bloke running it, good stock, fair prices. I think the fact that he's a 'digger' means that there's plenty in there that would interest people here.

          And Pure Vinyl, which is currently in Reliance Arcade, will be moving to what looks like a gorgeous new unit next door to Brixton Post Office in the coming months. This is going to be dangerous for me as I live about 2 minutes away and am in the Post Office most days at the moment.

          I think that makes 5 record shops in Brixton now! Something to be thankful to the 'vinyl revival' for.

          If anyone fancies a trip to SW9/SW2 then zap me a PM as I'd be happy to join you and can offer some treats from my shelves too.

          WF

          Brixton resident and vinyl lover Nick Lucas will tomorrow (8 July) open Soul Proprietors – a record store intended as a treasure trove for rare vinyl funded by a redundancy payment. Visitors to the…

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          • #6
            He posts on Instagram as @dj_paul_pork

            Seems to pick up some decent stuff
            it's OK to head out for wonderful, but on your way to wonderful, you're gonna have to pass through all right. When you get to all right,
            take a good look around and get used to it, because that may be as far as you're gonna go.

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            • #7
              That's one awful vector art 'more is more' sign though..... terrible!!!!
              "Ridicule is nothing to be scared of"

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              • #8
                Hopefully they'll be there for my trip next year. I used to live in Tooting Bec and there are some restaurants in the Broadway that need to be protected for ever. Thinking of Dosa n Chutney.
                "White paper inner sleeve is pristine ..."

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Turboellis View Post
                  Hopefully they'll be there for my trip next year. I used to live in Tooting Bec and there are some restaurants in the Broadway that need to be protected for ever. Thinking of Dosa n Chutney.
                  Mirch Masala, Apollo Banana Leaf, Pooja's, Vijaya Krishna, Suvai Aruvi, Sree Krishna... All still there, now joined by meatballs from Spitalfield, Honest Burgers, a bicycle cafe, a Himalayan cocktail bar, a gin distillery, a couple of pudding restaurants... the list continues
                  You won't recognise either of the Tooting Markets. If the record shop isn't up to much? (They were still setting up) You can get good Ramen next door.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by pitch View Post
                    That's one awful vector art 'more is more' sign though..... terrible!!!!
                    So very very terrible. It's the six spelling/punctuation errors I can't forgive.

                    1 'Dr. Vinyl'? We're not in the USA. It should be 'Dr Vinyl'
                    2 50's should be 50s
                    3 CD doesn't carry stops for abbreviation
                    4 And they have only one stop (C.D's)! At least be consistent in your idiocy! Muppets!
                    5 And it shouldn't have an apostrophe! CDs is the plural of CD and certainly not C.D's
                    6 It should be an n dash (–) not a hyphen (-) to indicate the range.

                    While I am at it the whole 50s–Present is superfluous as vinyl dates from 1948. It should just say 'Vinyl, CDs and memorabilia'.' However, given that the shop is called 'Dr Vinyl' I think that too can go. So my rewrite would be:

                    Dr Vinyl
                    I would like to take this opportunity to wish them luck in their new endeavour.
                    Spirit Duplicator—collectable, charming, affordable... and also socially networked on FB / Twitter / Instagram.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Willy-Fogg View Post

                      And Pure Vinyl, which is currently in Reliance Arcade, will be moving to what looks like a gorgeous new unit next door to Brixton Post Office in the coming months. This is going to be dangerous for me as I live about 2 minutes away and am in the Post Office most days at the moment.
                      Just been to the Post Office so took the opportunity to get a snap of the new shop.

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                      Quite an upgrade.

                      WF

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Xann View Post


                        Tooting has seriously changed, Dude. Four cocktail bars, from zero two years ago.

                        It's been a very long time since someone has called me "dude"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by eine View Post

                          So very very terrible. It's the six spelling/punctuation errors I can't forgive.

                          1 'Dr. Vinyl'? We're not in the USA. It should be 'Dr Vinyl'
                          2 50's should be 50s
                          3 CD doesn't carry stops for abbreviation
                          4 And they have only one stop (C.D's)! At least be consistent in your idiocy! Muppets!
                          5 And it shouldn't have an apostrophe! CDs is the plural of CD and certainly not C.D's
                          6 It should be an n dash (–) not a hyphen (-) to indicate the range.

                          While I am at it the whole 50s–Present is superfluous as vinyl dates from 1948. It should just say 'Vinyl, CDs and memorabilia'.' However, given that the shop is called 'Dr Vinyl' I think that too can go.
                          .
                          There should be a comma after "vinyl" too.
                          I'm also deeply unhappy about "present" to mean "contemporary" and agree the time range should be omitted
                          However, I think "Dr Vinyl" would be insufficient, as it might be mistaken for a sticker printing shop.
                          I would suggest "Dr Vinyl - specialist in vinyls, CDs and memorabilias". This would ensure heavy pedant footfall, and lively discussion of plural forms.

                          Good luck Dr Vinyl!

                          Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by babycart View Post

                            There should be a comma after "vinyl" too.
                            I'm also deeply unhappy about "present" to mean "contemporary" and agree the time range should be omitted
                            However, I think "Dr Vinyl" would be insufficient, as it might be mistaken for a sticker printing shop.
                            I would suggest "Dr Vinyl - specialist in vinyls, CDs and memorabilias". This would ensure heavy pedant footfall, and lively discussion of plural forms.

                            Good luck Dr Vinyl!
                            babycart—I do accept your promotion and support of the plural 'vinyls' on account of its rising popular use. I agree it would provoke debate which would amount to free marketing for the business. Surely 'memorabilias' is a step too far and detracts from the message—it's not in popular use and is also a bit of a mouthful. So I would plead for 'specialist in vinyls, CDs and memorabilia'. 'Specialist' however is a little redundant so I would remove that. This however leave us with an inelegant variation of a double 'vinyl'. So to preserve all of the desired features, I propose:
                            Dr Vinyls
                            Records, CDs and memorabilia
                            Spirit Duplicator—collectable, charming, affordable... and also socially networked on FB / Twitter / Instagram.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by eine View Post

                              Dr Vinyls
                              Records, CDs and memorabilia
                              This is acceptable with one small amendment


                              Dr Vinyls' Records, CDs and memorabilia

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