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On 26 Mar 2009 at 2:01pm Bonfirek wrote:
What the heck does this shop sell??!!! And whats the point of it?!
On 26 Mar 2009 at 2:06pm Chinese Whisper wrote:
Their main income comes from online sales and the shop is more or less a decorative frill so I have heard. No clue what they sell. Must be useless crap otherwise I would have been in there by now.
On 26 Mar 2009 at 2:18pm Inspector wrote:
It's probably a shop selling pickled stuff, Krakw Sausages, untaxed cigarettes, prostitutes, stolen cars and mobile phone unlocking services. Going by the name. There a lots of these in Brighton.
On 26 Mar 2009 at 3:30pm Evans wrote:
The woman who runs it is a bit of a cracker though, in the dominatrix style.
On 26 Mar 2009 at 3:55pm Bargain hunter wrote:
In the bottle neck,on the left?
Isn't it a clothes shop?
On 26 Mar 2009 at 5:02pm Long Distance Whelk Fisherman wrote:
Can't even say the shop is "FULL of nonsense" as it is virtually empty
On 26 Mar 2009 at 5:51pm Jason wrote:
This shop is totaly pointless, It sell scrap like a wooden chair, (really old, not even painted) for an extrodinary amount of money. Its your typical lewes rich womans shop. Really Pointless! I HATE THEM! GET THEM OUT OF LEWES!
On 26 Mar 2009 at 6:33pm Spongebob wrote:
But this shop sums up Lewes and half of it's residents to a tee. If someone asked me to some up Lewes in one word, it would be "Adamcewski" and shops like this is one of the main reason that the high street is going t*ts up
On 26 Mar 2009 at 6:53pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
The place always reminds me of the Harry Enfield sketch (I saw you coming?) Just goes to show, a fool and his money.......
On 26 Mar 2009 at 6:55pm Allo Allo! wrote:
'I was just pissing by your shop..'
On 26 Mar 2009 at 7:06pm Pearlie wrote:
See I still find it interesting, that a shop that sells nothing, stocks nothing and has no particularly interesting feature can exist. It's a bit of a novelty don't you think when stores such as Woolies, that sell practical, useful, items are closing all around our ears. It is indeed indicative of the fact that some people have shed loads of money that they can afford to pour it into an open wound of a shop with no hope of recouping it. Interesting.
On 26 Mar 2009 at 7:33pm Hedwig wrote:
I have always wondered this very question, ever since we moved here. Just what the hell does this place sell that is of any use to the general public? The answer is..NOTHING.
On 26 Mar 2009 at 7:43pm Julie wrote:
How do you lot stop yourself choking on the bile you spit out. Bitter or what....
On 26 Mar 2009 at 8:03pm Lopster wrote:
Julie - see it from a normal person's point of view Julie - you seem to be the bitter one here - this thread is the first sensible one on the subject of useless shops that Lewes attracts -Just How does a fleapit like this survive?
On 26 Mar 2009 at 8:13pm Smiler wrote:
There's no such thing as bad publicity apparently
On 26 Mar 2009 at 8:33pm juliet99 wrote:
how on earth are the posts above "bitter?" They're just expressing their opinions.
On 26 Mar 2009 at 10:14pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
It's encouraging that the majority of forum users are united in this subject - this type of shop is a waste of space.

I was told that Adamcewski is funded by the rent generated by the owner purchasing a council house and, in turn, renting out the rooms.

It's an interesting conspiracy theory.
On 26 Mar 2009 at 10:51pm me wrote:
It's a lifestyle shop; contrary to above there are lots of things in there to buy, and amazingly when you pay for one of them and get it home the effect is never the same as when the item is in the shop alongside all the other goods; it is a shop which helps to give you the impression you are have a life you probably don't have. I think its totally overpriced but a pleasant place to be. I like some of the things in there, but not all. My wife thinks its great, full stop.

It attracts tourists, and locals with more money than they know what to do with. I'm not one of them but I don't mind the place. Good luck to the owners.

Get over it you inverted snobs.
On 26 Mar 2009 at 10:57pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
The difference between "me" and me is that I have a life that I am happy & comfortable with. Because I am aware of my likes and dislikes (and not afraid to voice them), I object to being called an inverted snob.

These "waste of space" shops are for the benefit of "wannabe's"
On 26 Mar 2009 at 11:13pm me wrote:
SOTP, I agree with you, lifestyle shops are a bit sad, and are for people who maybe feel like they 'wannabe' someone else.

But surely we all buy things occasionally that make us feel different? We can't all live on the practical things in life ALL the time. Even the traditional, supposedly Lewes born-and-bred men with leather headwear - you know who you are - put a feather in their hat sometimes. It's personal adornment. We should be allowed to express ourselves, even if it means going to an overpriced boudoir with bonkers goods in the window.

BTW have you ever stood outside Wickles/Adamchooskies/TheFrenchNewsAgents and listened to tourists talking about the shops? They love them. Obviously its a little glimpse of a Lewes lifestyle that doesn't really exist for most, but they bring a hell of a lot of people here who spend their money all over the town.

I don't think these places are a waste of space.
On 26 Mar 2009 at 11:59pm Dave wrote:
What a great post 'me' If only I was as unprejudiced as you.
I automatically don't like Amadmczewski and Wickle but I haven't been in either shop and seen what they sell or how they sell it.
I will go in there on saturday and find out if my disdain is justified and report back
On 27 Mar 2009 at 12:08am Lopster wrote:
Got in it one Dave - me too - I am prejudiced by their names and windows only - I too will brave the interiors AND report back - as an aside I have a question for "me" - What are your plans for the Rooks now?
On 27 Mar 2009 at 12:54am Death wrote:
Lets face it, Lewes is dying fast, Did you know that 50% of the shops in Western road have gone in the last 20 years, All the shops in southover high street have also gone, Thank god for shops like 'Percys' and the fairly new comers 'Bunces',proper shops that we can all use
On 27 Mar 2009 at 2:10am Mr P. Ositive Esq. wrote:
Only 15 month to go when the depression will hit it's deepest point. I'm looking forward to have places like Adamcewski boarded up and replaced by proper useful businesses like an INDEPENDENT Kebab shop or an OFF LICENSE that doesn't charge an arm and a leg. Would be nice if Pizza Zone from Uckfield would open a branch in Lewes. Unique divine burgers and obviously Pizza! Owner is vary though. Anyone know and convince him?
On 27 Mar 2009 at 8:01am Jones wrote:
Spinster Of This Parish wrote: I was told that Adamcewski is funded by the rent generated by the owner purchasing a council house and, in turn, renting out the rooms.
I heard that they were living at Virginia Woolf's house in Rodmell, a National Trust place that charges a nominal rent.
On 27 Mar 2009 at 11:12am Bonfirek wrote:
And another thing, Le Magasin, does it actually sell any magazines or is it just another coffee shop with a bloody silly agenda????!!!
On 27 Mar 2009 at 12:35pm Lewes Laugher wrote:
What's strange about all these non-shops is that they are changing Lewes almost as much as the now-defunct 'Phoenix Quarter' was going to. The only blessing is that they can close down and revert to real shops, whereas the 'Phoenix Horror' would have been here until the jerry-built flats fell down (about 2030).
On 27 Mar 2009 at 10:50pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
All I heard is that they rented out their purchased council house, not that they lived in it too. Interesting gossip about the NT property - as they say "put a beggar on horseback and they will ride to hell"!

I've only ever heard people laugh out lound outside these shops, calling their friends over to marvel over the prices. Whereas I've heard many visitors/tourists/locals praise shops such as Bright Ideas. Maybe I have been in the wrong place at the wrong time
On 28 Mar 2009 at 7:13pm Mystic Mog wrote:
Bonfirek, Le Magasin does sell papers, sweets, fags and magazines. Go inside and see for yourself. It also sells coffee etc. Just because it does not look like an identikit newsagent does not mean that it is wrong.
Jones you are confusing Adamcewski with Caroline Zoob that was in Cliffe. She lives / lived in Rodmell.
An example of a great local shop in Lewes is Mays General store. It sells a wonderful range of goods at affordable prices. Open till eight for food and booze.
On 28 Mar 2009 at 8:15pm Jason wrote:
How many shops like this can a little town have, they are dotted about all over the place. As for adamcewski, WHAT A WASTE OF SPACE!!!!
People say tesco will take all the sales away from the high street, what a load of rubbish, the high street is full of bunf that nobody really needs or gives a dam about. You cant get anything at a reasonable price.
Take bills for example, overpriced and not really that great. Its just a stuffy little place that all the arty middle class (think there upper class posh toffs) go to get there spuds. Because its the veg shop to be seen in.
Im 22 and I love Lewes, its History its little secrets, its Hills and country side, But I hate the way its being turned into a cultural art town. Why all the galleries? Theres not much in them when you do finally get encouraged to go to one, I wasn't impressed. Why all the crap little rich womens shops?

On 28 Mar 2009 at 11:39pm me wrote:
Because there are quite a few rich women living in/come to shop in Lewes perhaps?

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