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olympic gold

On 29 Aug 2004 at 3:32pm northern bigot wrote:
Cherie Blair is to become an "ambassador" for London s bid for the 2012 olympics. Its a pity theres no olympic gold for crawling as husband tony would win it for Britain, for the time hes spent up george Bush s a**e!
Lewes was in all the posh papers yesterday, being one of those rare places where still up to 70% of the shops are locally run and owned.
On 29 Aug 2004 at 5:17pm ? wrote:
could not of put it better myself.
On 29 Aug 2004 at 6:49pm Sleeping Lion wrote:
shame most of em are charity or antique shops.
On 29 Aug 2004 at 8:50pm northern bigot wrote:
Yes i agree sl, mention has been made on this forum of Elphick & Son, a long established firm who closed after 180 years. Its said any small business starting on the High Street today needs to make enough profit to pay business rates of 12,000!
On 2 Sep 2004 at 7:53pm Nick Luthi wrote:
Although Elphick's closed down, it was because Tony retired and his daughters didn't want to take over the business. The Long Room is owned by me and my wife, and yes, we do live in Lewes.
We felt that if we didn't try ourselves, Elphick's would just become a Cafe Rouge or worse.
However, your approximation of the business rates is exactly right.
On 7 Sep 2004 at 10:31am Smiler wrote:
Someone using their real name!!!!
Is that alllowed?

He must have something to hide.
On 7 Sep 2004 at 10:23pm Sleeping Lion wrote:
Give him a chance,refreshing to see honesty on this ite.Good luck in your venture Nick.
On 17 Sep 2004 at 1:49pm Janet Street Preacher wrote:
I was in the Long Room last week and I was very supprised to see that the chairs are still lower than the banquet seating. How about putting some feet in the chair legs, they only need an inch or two.
On 18 Oct 2004 at 2:06pm andy wrote:
I find it hard to believe that 70% of Lewes shops are locally run and owned. I suppose building societies are excluded, but what about all the charity shops? It's certainly not 70% of shopping trade, when Tescos has taken over the grocery, butchery, fish, greengrocery, etc trade and is well into pharmacy, newsagency, etc. With the new parking charges it makes it even more attractive to do all your shopping at Tescos.

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