I went a week or so ago (already mentioned in separate thread). Wasn't bad at all and the waitress was charming. I'm out of the country for the 21 May opening, otherwise would go.
I've seen a few people in - but you're right, it is generally quite quiet.
DKL - are you anything to do with said restaurant by any chance?
BEST JAZZ & GRILL ON HORNSEY ROAD
I'm looking forward to trying it.
Couldn't bring myself to do it. Even the excessive capitals prompted a shiver.
Ha! I know exactly how you feel, I've been tempted to do the Medi thing many times but the very thought gives me the heebie jeebies.
Open Street Map! this is new to me, and very cool. There are allotments behind Quernmore Road???
I think I’ve walked past the gates a thousand times without realising what they were.
It's pretty much opposite the little shopping basket sign that's immediately north of the Bakery Outlet.
I've heard rumours that the 'patch of construction' i.e. the block of flats/houses being built right where Tollington Park meets Hornsey will include a Tesco. Arkady-who-knows-all have you heard anything?
I can’t access Islington’s website from here to check. ActionVerb is the man for that sort of thing anyway. I care more about how buildings look than what’s in them!
The original planning reference is P061618 I think.
The non-residential part of the development was originally granted permission for category B1 – i.e. business limited to 235 square metres of floor space - which I think is TESCO Express size.
The original permission referenced above had office space at the ground floor (that's B1). This has been varied by application P110072, which had suggested 3 units with a mix of office/retail space, but it's quite obvious from the plans, and as part of P061618(C8), that it is one commercial unit, and a Tesco Express would fit the bill.
Given that a Tesco Express has opened recently 500 yards away on Seven Sisters Road, seems unlikely.
@Siolae I think Sainsbury's intention to open at the top of Blackstock Road & and as part of the Parade SGR development, having already replaced Woody's a couple of hundred yards up the road would blow that assumption out of the water.
I heard that it would be a tesco from the man running the everything shop opposite and from the owner of the hardware store. Don't know what their sources were.
It's going to be a Tesco Express. I can't tell you how I know, but I found out ages ago (and I was the one to break the Sainsbo's coming to SGR news, remember?).
I lived on Hornsey Rd for 7 years, I'm inclined to agree that it needs regenerating but Tesco's will be disastrous for all the little corner shops down there.
Misscara - do you know when they're opening?
I can't see them surviving either. Maybe more hopeful for the other shops,i.e. hairdresser/Polish Deli/hardware/pet, and for Ajani.
This is really depressing news, I agree that Hornsey Rd needs something to give it a boost but it's sad that a Tesco is going to arrive there. Will be really bad news for the exisiting shops and will probably be the end of the bakery too (which admittedly isn't great).
It also means that the view up Tollington Park towards Hornsey Rd will end in a big Tesco sign - I loved the months when the old building on this site was knocked down and the view in that space was of trees and sky. If this is gentrification I don't like it.
Tesco is very definitely not gentrification. If it was Waitrose that would be a different kettle.
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