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messageOpposite the Palmerston?
Posted by collemm February 13, 06:01PM

Sorry if I have missed this in a previous post - does anyone know whatís being renovated opposite the Palmerston?

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by goldilocks February 13, 06:05PM

If its the shop that was 'jolie a pied' its going to be a sweet shop - can't remember the name but its a franchise in a chain of retro sweet shops

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by Sue February 13, 06:19PM

The shoe shop is still open though isn't it?

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by redjam February 13, 06:36PM

If you mean the old Londis it's going to be a Superdrug, apparently.

And yes, that sweet shop moving into Jolie a Pied didn't appear to happen - no sign of it closing down last time I looked.

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by Boddle February 13, 07:24PM

Jolie a Pied has a closing down sale on at the moment I think

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by uncleglen February 13, 08:11PM

goldilocks Wrote:
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> If its the shop that was 'jolie a pied' its going
> to be a sweet shop - can't remember the name but
> its a franchise in a chain of retro sweet shops

Could be Mr Simms....what a waste of space!

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by NewWave February 13, 08:31PM

uncleglen Wrote:
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> goldilocks Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > If its the shop that was 'jolie a pied' its
> going
> > to be a sweet shop - can't remember the name
> but
> > its a franchise in a chain of retro sweet shops
>
> Could be Mr Simms....what a waste of space!


As if we need more stuff to rot our kids teeth and send them bonkers with additives and food colorings.

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by goldilocks February 13, 08:43PM

Jolie a pied is closing. Think it was Mr Simms but canít really remember. Wasnít excited about it so stopped paying attention.

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by collemm February 13, 08:55PM

Thanks all - I was talking about the corner of lordship & northcross so I assume thatís going to be a Superdrug.

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by Lynne February 26, 01:52PM

Police hammering on the side door this morning

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by Mick Mac February 26, 01:59PM

I love midget gems. I'm happy.

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by Reg Smeeton February 26, 02:00PM

Superdrug? - ouch, that's going to hurt Lloyds pharmacy on North Cross and Co-op a few doors up on Lordship, two shops that I am quite fond of.

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by nxjen February 26, 03:49PM

Depends on whether the new store has a pharmacy, the one in Peckham doesnít. The shop that used to be the Co-op Chemist is now called Sogem question mark - thereís something very unappealing about it and a lot more could be done with the space.

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by Sue February 26, 06:45PM

nxjen Wrote:
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The shop that used to
> be the Co-op Chemist is now called Sogem question mark -
> thereís something very unappealing about it and a
> lot more could be done with the space.


It was always very unappealing even when it was the Co-op chemist, in my opinion sad smiley

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by DulwichBorn&Bred February 28, 08:56AM

Definitely a Superdrugís...[www.indeed.co.uk]

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by Jellybeanz April 05, 06:00PM

Boddle Wrote:
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> Jolie a Pied has a closing down sale on at the
> moment I think


it's had those signs for several months tho...

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by Loutwo April 05, 08:10PM

According to the planning application, the new Superdrug store will also contain a ĎThe Perfume Shopí counter, which is absolutely brilliant news. Lots of quality fragrances, at knock down prices.

Louisa.

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by Dara @mrsimms April 06, 01:04AM

Hi all ....

Jolie a Pied shoe shop is definitely closing later this month... to make way for ...

Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe ....late May early June

Hopefully you have a personal favourite confectionery item..

Regards
Dara

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by first mate April 06, 07:53AM

Louise wrote:
According to the planning application, the new Superdrug store will also contain a ĎThe Perfume Shopí counter, which is absolutely brilliant news. Lots of quality fragrances, at knock down prices.



If true, I hope this does not affect Rouiller White's perfume parlour. An independent will never compete with a chain on prices. That said, the hope is there is room for both.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was april 06, 07:56am by first mate.

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by EDmummy April 06, 10:08AM

First Mate, me too! On the plus side, if you already shop in Roullier White for perfume youíre unlikely to go back to identikit high street brands. Perfume from Roullier White is an immersive experience :-)

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by monica April 07, 08:42AM

lol Superdrug and quality perfume should not be in the same sentence. Edmummy I agree Roullier white's perfumes are divine and last for years. I still have a the creed vetiver from 8 years ago, which is still gorgeous and fragrant.

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by Loutwo April 07, 09:50AM

Superdrug sell a range of various top branded perfumes as well as more affordable ones. Including Creed btw. Not sure why you conclude those same brands are somehow not quality just because they happen to be sold by a high street chain? Hope we arenít back to the old arguments of being seen to buy stuff from a small independent just so people can see you going in there, regardless of the price?

Louisa.

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by carlafindle April 07, 11:06AM

Hardly think people go in to Roullier White just to be seen going in there? What a ignorant statement ffs.

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by herne hilly April 07, 11:14AM

Im not big perfume fan and never been to Roullier White, but have seen their website and it does seem pricy.
I don't know why you are all coming down on Louisa, not everyone can afford such lavish perfumes. Sometimes you may be looking for a £20 fragrance to give as a gift and Superdrug would be just the place to go for this sort of thing.
Is it the fact that Superdrug is just not gentrified enough for ED that is bothering you all so much ?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was april 07, 11:18am by herne hilly.

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by Sue April 07, 11:01PM

Loutwo Wrote:
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> Hope we arenít back to the old arguments of
> being seen to buy stuff from a small independent
> just so people can see you going in there,
> regardless of the price?
>


Whose "old arguments"?

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by NewWave April 07, 11:56PM

Loutwo Wrote:
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> Superdrug sell a range of various top branded
> perfumes as well as more affordable ones.
> Including Creed btw. Not sure why you conclude
> those same brands are somehow not quality just
> because they happen to be sold by a high street
> chain? Hope we arenít back to the old arguments of
> being seen to buy stuff from a small independent
> just so people can see you going in there,
> regardless of the price?
>
> Louisa.


I go to Roulier White for the expertise of the staff tbh-I like niche fragrances its my weakness and my twice yearly indulgence-the staff there are really knowledgable and passionate about perfume.
I'm not a snob but for me personally a lot of the regular brands are a bit too chemical smelling for me or have base notes I don't like.
I'd buy make up in super drug but would always choose Roullier white for perfume
Incidentally I'm not a rich person but a shop assistant some people book luxury holidays I love nice unusal fragrances



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messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by Abe_froeman April 08, 11:05AM

My problem with Superdrug is not that it isn't gentrified enough for ED, but that it is too gentrified.

It's post-gentrification blandness. For a start, who is even going to want to be seen to be in there?

This sort of uniform identikit shop arriving is a very dangerous precedent for the rest of the just-about-gentrified-enough-now-thank-you high street.

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by Sue April 08, 11:54AM

Abe_froeman Wrote:
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> My problem with Superdrug is not that it isn't
> gentrified enough for ED, but that it is too
> gentrified.
>
> It's post-gentrification blandness. For a start,
> who is even going to want to be seen to be in
> there?
>
> This sort of uniform identikit shop arriving is a
> very dangerous precedent for the rest of the
> just-about-gentrified-enough-now-thank-you high
> street.


Well, there's already Cafe Nero, GBK, White Stuff, Sweaty Betty, Oliver Bonas and other chains. I think there's a pretty good mix of chains and independent shops at the moment.

I know what you mean, but I'd rather have Superdrug than the Londis which it is replacing. To the best of my knowledge, Londis didn't sell anything which you couldn't easily get elsewhere locally, whereas Superdrug will.

I just hope it won't affect Lloyds too much, but I mainly use Lloyds for prescriptions.

I won't be buying perfume, synthetic perfume makes me feel ill, so I use essential oils (now, I'd be happy to see Neals's Yard Apothecary open round here!)

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by Loutwo April 08, 12:23PM

Londis was a brilliant shop which had been part of the ED landscape since itís 7/11 days and remained well used until recently. They sold the lottery, the biggest selection of papers and magazines anywhere in the local area, and more importantly were open until late. A rare thing around here.

Superdrug does not sell anything that independents, department stores and the likes of Nealís Yard/Space NK do not already sell, but probably at a slightly cheaper price. Itís a chain, not everyone can afford independent prices, as much as theyíd like to be able to support them. Why canít we just be happy Superdrug has chosen our high street in a time when many high streets are declining rapidly.

Louisa.

messageRe: Opposite the Palmerston?
Posted by NewWave April 08, 11:14PM

Sue Wrote:
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> Abe_froeman Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > My problem with Superdrug is not that it isn't
> > gentrified enough for ED, but that it is too
> > gentrified.
> >
> > It's post-gentrification blandness. For a
> start,
> > who is even going to want to be seen to be in
> > there?
> >
> > This sort of uniform identikit shop arriving is
> a
> > very dangerous precedent for the rest of the
> > just-about-gentrified-enough-now-thank-you high
> > street.
>
>
> Well, there's already Cafe Nero, GBK, White Stuff,
> Sweaty Betty, Oliver Bonas and other chains. I
> think there's a pretty good mix of chains and
> independent shops at the moment.
>
> I know what you mean, but I'd rather have
> Superdrug than the Londis which it is replacing.
> To the best of my knowledge, Londis didn't sell
> anything which you couldn't easily get elsewhere
> locally, whereas Superdrug will.
>
> I just hope it won't affect Lloyds too much, but I
> mainly use Lloyds for prescriptions.
>
> I won't be buying perfume, synthetic perfume makes
> me feel ill, so I use essential oils (now, I'd be
> happy to see Neals's Yard Apothecary open round
> here!)

Yes! Id LOVE a meals yard apothacary to open here I'd be overjoyed in fact!
I'd always go to Lloyds pharmacy for Pharmacy stuff over super drug but I find that Chemist on LL near the bus stop quite dreadful and REALLY overpriced! They wanted £23.99 for something I knew I could buy at Lloyds for £20.99 so I put it back and walked round the corner to Lloyds

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