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messageNew Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by Passiflora May 29, 11:16PM

There was a discussion here about the new sweet shop but seems to have disappeared?

Walked by a few weeks ago and was ready to open?

messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by VelvetBlueberry May 29, 11:24PM

It's officially open now. Very impressive assortment of confectionery.

messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by cella May 30, 07:49AM

I suggested to Admin that for a range of reasons it was better to delete it. Don't think it was doing much for the shops marketing either.

messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by peckham_ryu May 30, 01:45PM

cella Wrote:
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> I suggested to Admin that for a range of reasons
> it was better to delete it.

Spoilsport ;) That was my favourite thread this year!

messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by Loutwo May 30, 01:56PM

Went in today. Lovely little addition to the high street. Lots of sweets from my childhood, helpful friendly staff. A lot better than the branch in Greenwich. I wish them well.

Louisa.

messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by herne hilly May 30, 09:57PM

I wish them all the best , its a lovely shop with everything you could possibly imagine.

messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by snoopy17 May 31, 12:09AM

what are the prices like?

messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by Angelina May 31, 08:13AM

Very expensive.

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messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by alice May 31, 11:42AM

I got a bag of flying saucers for £1.

messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by Angelina May 31, 12:15PM

my kids went in for pick and mix and said it was too expensive - around £1.50/100g

they were quite disappointed as 100g is not actually very many

messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by Milan05 May 31, 01:28PM

ED Local do a pick and mix and they let little kids have say 20/50p's worth - pocket money pre cinema, not sure if the new stripy brown shop does that or fixed price ?

messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by I hammer May 31, 02:17PM

Is the sweet shop working in partnership with the local dentists?.....and also against the govt"s anti obesity plan?

messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by DulwichFox May 31, 02:20PM

Angelina Wrote:
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> Very expensive.

Sugar Tax

messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by natty01295 May 31, 09:21PM

Nougat £1.99 Can get it in pound stretcher £1

messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by tomskip May 31, 10:12PM

Of course the sweets are going to be expensive. They have to shift an awful lot of confectionery to cover a Lordship Lane rent.

messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by Passiflora May 31, 10:23PM

Probably have to pay a bit extra for the experience of an old fashioned sweet shop. They also probably have to pay extortionate business rates and rent for the area.

Went to Butterfly Walk in Camberwell a couple of weeks ago and a shop that has been there for many years (Just For You) had suddenly closed. Found out they had re-located to the Aylesham Centre in Peckham because of high rents in Butterfly Walk.

messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by VelvetBlueberry May 31, 10:52PM

Are the prices really any different to that of the Hope & Greenwood we had on NCR?

I spend most of my time around Regent St & Covent Garden partly for the enjoyment of shops like this - like Passiflora said, you're paying a little extra for the experience. We don't have any other victorian style candy shops within close proximity.

Some may not wish to spend the extra money for that experience however it is a very convenient place to pick up edible gifts for a special occasion... unless of course you want to hop next door into M&S & pick up those hideously inedible looking things they call "chocolate" in a gift box.

There is a lot of overpriced tat on LL but for me... Mr Simms isn't one of them.

messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by Sue June 01, 09:35AM

I haven't been in yet, because I've been put off by the shopfront. Brown background, olde worlde spelling, squiggly fonts and gold coloured lamps don't do it for me sad smiley

I guess they had no choice in this, as it's a franchise so presumably the shopfront can't be altered to fit in with the location.

Sorry to hear the sweets are very expensive. Hope and Greenwood were expensive, but their sweets always seemed like a treat, and the packaging for their chocolate boxes was beautiful, with red ribbons which they hand tied for you. They were great for gifts, and you could choose chocolates to suit the recipient's taste.

Anyway, this seems like a different offering altogether to Hope and Greenwood. I expect they will do well and I'm sure they will manage without my custom big grin

ETA: I think M&S's chocolates are mostly nicely packaged, and good value, especially at the lower price ranges. I have actually bought some specifically to reuse the box.

Velvetblueberry, do you have some connection with the new sweetshop?

ETA: Also, what is the "overpriced tat" you mention on Lordship Lane?



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit was june 01, 09:41am by Sue.

messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by nxjen June 01, 10:03AM

Agree totally about the shopfront, it’s so fake and ugly. Puts me off going through the door.

messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by Spartacus June 01, 10:10AM

nxjen Wrote:
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> Agree totally about the shopfront, it’s so fake
> and ugly. Puts me off going through the door.

Never judge a book by its cover !

messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by Sue June 01, 10:48AM

Spartacus Wrote:
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> nxjen Wrote:
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> > Agree totally about the shopfront, it’s so fake
> > and ugly. Puts me off going through the door.
>
> Never judge a book by its cover !


But it's a good idea to design a cover which will make prospective readers want to buy the book .....

messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by Spartacus June 01, 11:02AM

A classic example of trolling there Sue

Congratulations on putting someone's business down

I applaud you for stopping this modern day blight of new businesses opening up and stopping shops being empty. Keep up the good work. 😂

messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by EPB June 01, 11:43AM

Expressing an opinion isn’t necessarily trolling, surely?
I (and suspect that quite a few other people) agree with Sue about the style of the shop-front, especially the superfluous ‘e’s. A real old fashioned sweet shop would have called itself simply ‘Sweet Shop’.
Which doesn’t mean that I have any criticism of the goods on sale inside.

messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by Sue June 01, 11:48AM

Spartacus Wrote:
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> A classic example of trolling there Sue
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> Congratulations on putting someone's business down
>
>
> I applaud you for stopping this modern day blight
> of new businesses opening up and stopping shops
> being empty. Keep up the good work. 😂


What???

I said I didn't like the shop front but I expected they would do well.

How is that trolling, exactly?

messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by Angelina June 01, 11:58AM

Post hijacked by usual driveling.

pity.

messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by Willard June 01, 11:59AM

"A classic example of trolling there Sue " quipped the troll.

I also think the shop front looks cheesy. Is expressing an opinion trolling now?

messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by KidKruger June 01, 12:04PM

If the premises were rent-free, guess what I bet sweet prices would be cheaper !
Bought some confection today, standard stuff, hard to get wrong.
If you can get sweets 49p cheaper (or whatever) got to the other place instead if you prefer.
Great shop for LL IMO.

messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by Lemming June 01, 12:54PM

The shoppe frontte is terriblye naffe, however as mentioned above it's a franchise so that's what it has to be.

Behind the signage is someone who's put in a load of work and wants to make a success of it - which is more important. Anyway there's no shortage of other proper eyesores in the area so not really worth getting in too much of a lather about this.

As long as they have my personal sugar tipple I will be in for that. And if they don't.. I'm gonna go nuclear.

messageRe: New Sweet Shop on Lordship Lane
Posted by Loutwo June 01, 01:04PM

Sue Wrote:
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> Plus ca change, etc etc ....

LOL.

Louisa.

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