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shanaz closing down

On 16 Apr 2008 at 1:49am adrian wrote:
these are sad times we are going thru, the shanaz will be closig down soon. i cant believe that an establishment that suported varios local schools and football and hockey clubs by sponsoring them on a regular basis wasnt suported back by the local people. shame on us, sorry ali my freind.
On 16 Apr 2008 at 9:07am The Tooth Fairy wrote:
Yes, I agrree. Good restaurant, shame to see it go. Maybe the opening of Spice Merchant was in Indian too far, the town can only support so many.
The problem with the Shanaz was that the eating area was downstairs, so any potential passing trade coudn't see if the place was busy or not. Nobody will enter an empty restaurant (unless early in the evening).
I wonder what will replace it, Starbucks maybe, God forbid.
On 16 Apr 2008 at 12:33pm Taff wrote:
Or an Italian restaurant!
Or is there potential for an alternative MacD site?
Whatever the potential it probably will not be anything useful if planning or building change of use is required, excepting a covered car park.
On 16 Apr 2008 at 2:05pm Enoch wrote:
It will go the way the rest of the high street has gone - sold to a developer for residential use. It used to be a b&b so plenty of scope and we all know how much the council loves developers with large wallets! - SHAME
On 16 Apr 2008 at 4:15pm Lewesianne wrote:
I think it should be converted into a night club where adults can go and boogie round their hand bags. Didn't it used to be a night club? Can anyone remember what it was called?
On 16 Apr 2008 at 4:52pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
A night club of sorts......Open only on Friday nights and then only to twelve. Groundfloor was the Tatler Tearooms. Upstairs is rented rooms/bedsits so scope for a quick buck as a flat conversion.
On 16 Apr 2008 at 6:06pm me wrote:
Perhaps the shanaz should have thought about business when a couple of years or so ago it started serving tastless greasy rubbish. Maybe it would have been a good idea to get a customers takeaway order correct on a regular basis as well. I was a very regular user but just got sick of crap treatment and food. The question is where are all the illegal workers that were staying in the back room gonna go now?
On 16 Apr 2008 at 6:32pm FA wrote:
The Shanaz was ok but it was so damn hot downstairs that i never enjoyed the food.
Dilraj next ???
Does anyone remeber Rofique which used to be where effys is now....had many a stinging curry a**e following a takeaway from there !!!!!
On 16 Apr 2008 at 7:11pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
After Rofique abandoned town, the Shanaz was/is my favourite Indian restaurant. I have had take-aways from Chaula's a few times and think this is the most authentic Indian cuisine in the local area, but I have not tried the Spice Merchant yet and understand it is very good.
On 16 Apr 2008 at 8:01pm lauren wrote:
Just been up the Shanaz and got my take away, asked Ali about it closing down and he assures me that it's not going anywhere. So it looks like someone telling porkies :-)
On 17 Apr 2008 at 12:25am Lewesianne wrote:
No night club then?
On 17 Apr 2008 at 1:45am adrian (posing as me) wrote:
im a plonker, i am gay and wud like to hang myself!
On 17 Apr 2008 at 8:09am me wrote:
yawn...... someone posting under my name
On 17 Apr 2008 at 2:31pm Cliffebimbo wrote:
Good advertising for the Shanaz, I feel like booking a table there
On 18 Apr 2008 at 10:46am Its Not Rocket Science wrote:
Was talking to Ali a few weeks ago, and he was saying that they are going to have some work done, and probably get rid of all the undergrowth. Perhaps that is where this story might have started.
On 26 Apr 2008 at 5:08pm Andy wrote:
Well its a sign if the times when we still keep getting all these arty farty new resturants coming to lewes and once again the little man is pushed out!! we have to stand up and be counted and learn to say NO NO NO to the leaches
On 26 Apr 2008 at 5:18pm big t wrote:
I can confirm that the Shanaz will not be shutting. So the continuation of the very good Indian Food will still be served on the tables by the quality staff that are employed there, and hopefully all the regulars will still buy their delicious curries for many years to come.

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