The old Continental Cafe now has a huge red, white and blue sign with several mega-watts of back-lighting advertising its new incarnation as a purveyor of dirty chicken.
I was hoping for something - anything - else.
I can see it from my window, and it ain't a pretty sight!
What's the address pls? Mags do you not like chicken?! Chang
So so so so so disappointing.
should have been a greggs!
I died a little inside when I saw that sign. Given all the competitors further down the road, maybe it'll be replaced soon enough? * polite cough *
Where is this? Not sure where Continental Cafe was? Is it next to Christopher Charles?
Next to the-business-formerly-known-as-Soba. So we'll have chicken & pizza, fish & chips and Tex-Mex food all in a row. * dies a little further inside *
ah....it'll be interesting to see how long it lasts then....that stretch seems jinxed...lost count of the number of restaurants that have opened and shut since we moved here.
Ah, that's a shame. I saw people working inside the other day and thought excellent, new restaurant or cafe.Nope, chicken shop. I don't wish its owners ill, but we definitely did not need another chicken shop.Greggs would have been far better.
Without wishing to sound like a stuck record; Neighbourhood Plans allow for high street usage limitations.Islington are about to ban any new fast food outlets ner primary schools.There may be something that we can do about this, long-term.
That's interesting, wasn't aware of the ban. Any idea when it's coming into force?
Mm, I would have preferred Greggs too.
I think you need to get quite a head of steam going for politicians/planners to consider changing planning on fast food outlets in an area though.
Has anyone tried writing to members recently on the Haringey side? I just get, 'yeah but officers won't let me' refrain.
What about the ppl who might get jobs with Dixie ? Don't they count? If chicken sells (look at Nandos packed out) at least it provides employment. Don't gang up on cos it's not posh enough for you guys. Chang (just off to Nandos..)
Except that jobs will be provided no matter how 'posh' the shop is, to use your words Chang. Not that I have a problem with Dixie as such....
I'd like a Greggs too but if we have to have a chicken shack I'd prefer KFC. I love KFC.
Greggs have the reputation of being decent employers too.
I've heard that too. The staff always look miserable though.
* dies a little further inside
Me too. And it's impossible to ignore walking down SGR. Awful. *Sigh.
I had a Saturday job in Greggs when I was at school. They were slave driving bastards.
Yes but u enjoyed all those free donuts and sausage rolls i bet!! Could be wurse. Don't complain. Try working in a SG nail bar like my gf, long hours and quite toxic fumes, but no cakes. Chang
No we didn't get free stuff, we had to pay like everybody else. The job was ok, but the bosses were bastards and I only got £1.35 an hour. Even in 1994 this was mean. I also had to walk 6 miles there and back on a Sunday as there were no buses to/from our village into town on Sundays. I'd have given my eye teeth to have worked in a nail bar.
I got £2.26 an hour in 1995 at Waitrose and i thought that was shit. Plus they made you wear this vile brown polyester overcoat. Happiest working days of my life though...says a lot.
@Misscara you have easily won the worst paid school job award. It would have been a better deal to have been paid in pies.
I got paid 7s and 6p for tattie howking when I was 9. Had to spend all the money buying a pen for school because they couldn't afford to buy them. That was in 1965
Great. things have gone downhill when people are begging for a bloody Greggs. Who said aspiration was dead?
Dixie Chicken is shit. The food is shit. The jobs are shit.
Greggs is shit too.
Chang, your morally relative "my jobs worse than your job" is a bit sad and just leads to a race to the bottom. There are people working as de- facto slaves for Foxconn, does that mean you and your girlfriend and evryone in western europe should shut up?
In the modern world I believe that Greggs should be an essential pre-requisite for city status.
Andy's condemnation of moral relativism made me feel all warm inside.
There's a Greggs in Brussels. Because, clearly, Brussels lacks good cake.
I want a Greggs because I've all but given up on a proper bakery
arriving - that may make my aspirations a race to the bottom.
I worked for £2.11 an hour for a five-hour Sunday shift in Dillons the
newsagents, in about 1995. Supplemented my wages with packs of
Wasnt dixie spelt dixy? Or am.i remembering it wrong?
Actually im sure the original.company is dixy. This look like a copy to me. They are trying to use dixys image i reckon.
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