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messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by Alan Medic 09 April, 2016 13:57

Threads would be so much user friendly if people didn't quote everything someone wrote. Just say you agree with so and so or extract the bit from a post you are particularly referring to.......I'm off to the irrational rage thread.

messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by red devil 09 April, 2016 14:23

What Meds said...smiling smiley

messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by Seabag 09 April, 2016 16:24

Alan Medic Wrote:
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> Just say
> you agree

I agree


Is that better Med's?

messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by TheArtfulDogger 09 April, 2016 18:18

Alan Medic Wrote:
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> Just say you agree with so and so or extract the bit from the post you are particularly referring to
> ......I'm off

I agree
I'm off .....To the pub ....

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Artful

messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by LondonMix 09 April, 2016 19:05

Sorry to feed your irrational rage... I'm glad you can at least see its irrational.

messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by 'bout now 10 April, 2016 20:24

Louisa Wrote:
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> And yet again 'bout now, you use the old chestnut
> of "rinse and repeat", how many times have you
> used that this year so far? If you don't wanna
> contribute then ignore rather than being negative.
>
>
> Louisa.

Am I the one slagging off the my area? Am I the one starting endless threads shitting on(metaphorically speaking) people living in my area? Am I the one taking a local forum down the same old line of supposed class envy?

Am I being Negative? Am I?

I've used the term 3 times, all on threads you've started, for a reason.

messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by miss G and T 11 April, 2016 09:23

Louisa Wrote:
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If you don't wanna
> contribute then ignore rather than being negative.


So why don't you take your own advice?

messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by JohnL 11 April, 2016 11:38

On the John The Unicorn this morning.

'F**k Yuppies' as a tag

Someone isn't happy.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2016:04:11:11:38:38 by JohnL.

messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by LondonMix 11 April, 2016 12:33

Really JohnL?

I'm not surprised. My only question is if its a middle class lefty or someone who is a poor and long standing member of the neighborhood.

The protests in Shoreditch last year didn't feel like a neighborhood uprising.

With that said, people in San Francisco hate the tech kids now and tensions have boiled over into the streets.

messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by Jeremy 11 April, 2016 13:33

LondonMix Wrote:
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> With that said, people in San Francisco hate the
> tech kids now and tensions have boiled over into the streets.

Really? "Silicon Valley" has been a thing since the 70s. And we've had 20 years of dot-com startups in the bay area. You'd think they'd be used to it by now.

messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by LondonMix 11 April, 2016 13:37

Yes and no. Silicon Valley used to be in Palo Alto near Stanford. It is near San Fran but not in it. It's had an impact on prices in San Fran for decades but in recent years the tremendous increase in rents and house prices have basically pushed lots of people out of the city who could have happily lived there before. Rents for a studio apartment in many parts of San Fran are in excess of $3,500 a month. Its absolutely insane.

messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by rahrahrah 11 April, 2016 13:59

JohnL Wrote:
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> On the John The Unicorn this morning.
>
> 'F**k Yuppies' as a tag
>
> Someone isn't happy.

That's a shame. I actually visited 'the Unicorn' for the first time last week and it was OK (probably a bit young for me). It did have a (slightly) mixed crowd in there, although admittedly far more white and middle class than would be reflective of the wider area. It isn't as though Rye Lane is full of 'yuppie bars' though, far from it, so seems like a somewhat intolerant response to me.

messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by Angelina 11 April, 2016 14:23

Is it really so bad to have a fitness-wear shop? I'd much much rather that than a McDs or another fried chicken shop.

Or is it just that it's 'another expensive' shop? What are the alternatives? What shops do we actually need that we don't have? I can get pretty much anything I need locally as it is. I'd rather attract people with the money to spend in the shops we have than have a high street full of Lidl and Poundland, Topshop and so on. Do we want to be like Lewisham (for example)?

Just because SW is aimed at people who like keeping fit and have money to spend on it doesn't mean it's wrong for the area. It's just different - and a variety is good.

messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by kford 11 April, 2016 14:26

An expensive sportswear shop replaces an expensive deli. Why is this 'the final nail'?

I'd sooner this, than a bookies or an estate agent.

messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by rahrahrah 11 April, 2016 15:28

I agree

messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by DulwichFox 11 April, 2016 15:47

Sweaty Betty has a counter in Harrods.. as did East Dulwich Deli...

.. Strange that..

DulwichFox

messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by *Bob* 11 April, 2016 15:56

I haven't read all three pages on this important and pressing issue, but I feel certain the arrival of a Sweaty Betty does not signify the end of cohesive local community.

messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by Angelina 11 April, 2016 15:57

"A counter in Harrods" if that's a standard criteria, maybe we can hope for Krispy Kreme donuts



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messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by Jeremy 11 April, 2016 16:05

rahrahrah Wrote:
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> far more white and middle class than would be reflective of the wider area

Yeah I know, but I don't have a problem with that. You could argue that a Nigerian restaurant isn't reflective of the wider area either. The question of whether both can coexist is more important that who goes where.

messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by rahrahrah 11 April, 2016 16:21

Yeah, i totally agree Jeremy and I don't see any reason why they shouldn't coexist. like I say, it seems pretty intolerant of whoever wrote the 'protest'.



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messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by Angelina 11 April, 2016 16:24

I suppose the question boils down to 'can we live with Sweaty Betty Yummy Mummies doing yoga on The Lane and stopping us going about our grouchy business"?

Well, yes... wholeheartedly.

messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by Otta 11 April, 2016 16:42

Angelina Wrote:
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> "A counter in Harrods" if that's a standard
> criteria, maybe we can hope for Krispy Kreme
> donuts



Oh God, if only!

messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by DulwichFox 11 April, 2016 16:49

Tesco sells Krispy Kreme.... not sure if that applies to Tesco Express

Foxy..

messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by 11 April, 2016 17:05

*Bob* Wrote:
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> I haven't read all three pages on this important
> and pressing issue, but I feel certain the arrival
> of a Sweaty Betty does not signify the end of
> cohesive local community.


You don't have to *Bob* you've read the previous 137 similar threads started by Lou - you could probably do a reasonable job of duplicating the 3 pages without reading it.....

messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by *Bob* 11 April, 2016 17:08

I'll just imagine all the things that got said last time - and make an adjustment for inflation.

messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by DulwichFox 11 April, 2016 17:42

Don't rise to it Lou... Pathetic.

Foxy.

messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by Otta 11 April, 2016 19:30

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Good one.

messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by Seabag 11 April, 2016 23:54

The 'singing lady' Foxy's got yer back



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messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by 12 April, 2016 07:26

"Don't tell them Pikey"

messageRe: Sweaty Betty - the final nail in the gentrification coffin?
Posted by TheCat 12 April, 2016 11:59

I'm a banker, and lo and behold think Sweaty Betty prices are ridiculous.

And my wife doesn't even like lattes...that crazy renegade girl.

PS: I look and sound the same as a normal person, so watch your back before I steal your neighbourhood from you

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