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On 10 Jun 2016 at 11:28am John Lamb wrote:
I see that once again the Runaway Café in Lewes station, which was saved by a petition not long ago, is under threat; according to a recent planning application. I have been told Govia Thameslink aim to install a Costa coffee emporium and waffle shop in the station lobby where the newspaper shop was. The Runaway will have to compete with a Whitbread franchisee who, unlike a directly owned Costa outlet, will be free to undercut the Runaway. Once again local wishes are being trampled on to satisfy the ambitions of a national chain with no interest in our town other than as a source of revenue.
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On 10 Jun 2016 at 11:48am Good point wrote:
But who doesn't like a Costa and a Waffle?
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On 10 Jun 2016 at 12:14pm Rabble wrote:
Can't wait.. they promised proper coffee when under threat last time and have never delivered. The dark black stuff they serve has no relations to coffee and will be happy to see it go.
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On 10 Jun 2016 at 12:49pm Tim wrote:
Hmmmmm..... I was in the Runaway the other day and a Southern Rail Manager turned up to collect his freshly prepared lunch.
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On 10 Jun 2016 at 12:50pm Dr Beeching wrote:
Another example of the Train Operator not consulting the customers, but just blundering forward with a scheme dreamt up in a finance office far, far away.
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On 10 Jun 2016 at 1:26pm Shirley wrote:
But surely given the massive outpouring of support last time, the customers will ignore the new Costa and continue to go to the Runaway? If the business will lose all of its custom as soon as a competitor opens up then it isn't a very good business, no?
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On 10 Jun 2016 at 3:57pm Del Shannon wrote:
RunRunRunRun Runaway. Should be called the explosion - for there was a steam engine that did that on Lewes Station
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On 10 Jun 2016 at 10:26pm Good riddance wrote:
Dreadful tea, worse coffee, UHT semi-skimmed milk. Yuck. Goodbye.
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On 11 Jun 2016 at 10:46pm Fred2016 wrote:
Why not ask for real milk and no problem with coffee for 000's of regular customers. You have a problem I think......
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On 12 Jun 2016 at 6:28am Hexanchus wrote:
Why not get your facts right everybody? I have read in a reliable publication that The Runaway already has a new five year lease!!
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On 12 Jun 2016 at 12:25pm Meic wrote:
Costa might like to reflect on what happened to Greene King when they tried to get rid of Harvey's at the Lewes Arms
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On 12 Jun 2016 at 7:32pm L2r wrote:
Learn to read Hexanchus, not in place of, as well as...
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On 12 Jun 2016 at 9:10pm L2r wrote:
Don't thumb me down, you tried to correct us but in fact didn't read the OP.
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On 13 Jun 2016 at 8:38am rabble wrote:
its very simple.. those who like warm, stewed tea and tasteless coffee can go to the Runway and those who want a decent coffee can go to the Costa.
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On 14 Jun 2016 at 2:50pm ClarifiedButler wrote:
Can't we have decent coffee from a non-chain place, or at least from a chain that isn't already in Lewes!


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