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On 20 Apr 2010 at 6:55pm still watching wrote:
what is the old circa 145 high street going to be any one know?
On 20 Apr 2010 at 7:31pm foodie wrote:
Another restaurant. I spoke to the bloke scraping off the old paint from the front at the weekend. Its not going to be the high-end restaurant that Circa was, but hopefully something better than Guidos. He said that the kitchen and interior fittings were still serviceable but the exterior maintenance had been left wanting.
On 20 Apr 2010 at 8:55pm TeeHee wrote:
left wanting what?
On 20 Apr 2010 at 9:46pm Old cynic wrote:
It's going to be the polish pottery shop moving from the needlemakers. There's going to be a cafe attached
On 20 Apr 2010 at 11:13pm brixtonbelle wrote:
no the polish pottery people are running the cafe that took over artisan - 197. they were going to take guidos but not now.
On 21 Apr 2010 at 6:46am Old cynic wrote:
I was told the artisan deal fell through hence they took on guidos/circa shop. Though the guidos/circa site does seem doomed as nothing lasts in there for very long.
On 21 Apr 2010 at 8:18am Moderm Women wrote:
God almightly....why can't we have a proper shop in Lewes?....I'm gagging to buy cheap frilly knickers...without having to go to the big smoke
On 21 Apr 2010 at 10:16am jonnyboy wrote:
Anyone know what Seymours in Fisher Street is becoming or the car parts place opposite Laura Ashley?
On 21 Apr 2010 at 10:21am Observant wrote:
I remember when Cakebread Robey was where Guidos is now...
And has Flint shut down too?
On 21 Apr 2010 at 10:38am Down and Out wrote:
Can't believe how many people still rock up with this, "Why can't we have a proper...?" stuff. When will you people get that Lewes ain't big enough to support the kind of shops you get in High Streets in towns with 100k populations?
Some of my family live near Henley, which has a population of something like 11k but has a much better range of shops, including national chains, than Lewes. I can only think of two reasons for this:
- It's harder to get from Henley to Reading, Wycombe or Maidenhead than it is to get from Lewes to Brighton. There ain't much we can do about geography.
- The other reason is that the population of Henley is much, much wealthier than that of Lewes.
So, if you want a better range of shops in Lewes the answer is to sell your house to a DFL and move to Newhaven, obviously!
On 22 Apr 2010 at 10:05am Happy Shopper wrote:
That's true. The other big reason is lack of space. There are simply no retail units in Lewes suitable for the kind of chains that some want. As I understand several large retailers are interested in opening stores here but cannot.
On 22 Apr 2010 at 10:27am Brixtonbelle wrote:
Yes, I've noticed that about Henley. Surely part of the answer to lack of units here lies in the fact that Lewes has so many legal offices here because of the courts ?
BY the way - is there a website for the Pheonix action group re redevelopment of the riverside site - trying to find out what the alternative proposals are ?
On 23 Apr 2010 at 11:27am Happy Shopper wrote:
Who is that using my name ? !
On 23 Apr 2010 at 12:34pm Prick Stein wrote:
I think they call themselves "Happy Shopper"?!
On 23 Apr 2010 at 12:54pm Happy Shopper wrote:
Aha, so thats who it is !
On 28 Apr 2010 at 10:10pm Gazooks wrote:
Good TVR garage in Henley - let's have one here!

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