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On 20 Apr 2005 at 6:36am cbs member wrote:
why is it that most of you slag off/ moan about that very successful bussiness of bills grocery store/ restaurant. surely if it was as bad as everyone here makes out he wouldn't need to expand or need to seat people in the street to eat and drink because then he wouldn't have any customers! maybe he does know the right people in the right places but good luck to him. why slag off people who are doing well locally and not the Costa Coffee chain stores and other large bussinesses who help close down small local bussinesses in Lewes ran buy lewes people.
On 20 Apr 2005 at 2:01pm benoires wrote:
I would agree with cbs on this. Personally I don't shop there, its only really for the tourists and nigella lawson wannabees, besides which I'll avoid british/local farmers' produce (which I suspect Bill's prides itself in sourcing)until they've fully abandoned their childish threats in opposition to the hunting ban.
But kudos to Bill, he's tapped a fruitful (sorry) vein here and I'd rather see his shop there than a macdonalds anyday. I hear the coffee's pretty good first thing in the morning too, long before Costa's opens.
On 21 Apr 2005 at 7:50am The Super K wrote:
OK, fair enough the boys done well. No need to keep all his 'hoity toity better than you' customers sat out in the street through. Just try to drive down the road next to his shop in a car....I'm still trying to washing off the remains of a toff wannabe today!
Why should a couple of t o s s e r s in the minority spoil it for the majority?
I personally don't hunt foxes, however I see that someone has done on the neville road, what Lewes hunt hasn't done for a long time and Bagged a fox...all over the road. And still 3 days later it's still there
(looking quite manky now!).
On 21 Apr 2005 at 4:59pm me wrote:
The charcoal grill must have missed the fox on the neville road. Unusual for them to miss free doner meat.
On 6 Nov 2005 at 10:01pm RCOW wrote:
Lewes needs places like Bills. The chains (Starbucks, McDs,Pret etc) would completly spoil the quirky style that Lewes is establishing. Look at Brighton...it's a sh*thole due to its embrace of the chains. 'only for the tourists'?...hardly! Most locals I know eat there and consider it a vital element of the Lewes 'scene'...

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