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There's a big sign up announcing the arrival of Middey's Brasserie on this crucial corner site part of the Hornsey Town Hall site. Just now there is an absolutely hideous fence obliterating any view of any thing at all. It's truly ugly. I'm guessing that Middey's will be an outpost of this Cockfosters outifit, which proclaims itself as a new concept - a pleasantly comfortable place with half decent food and some drinks - how will Crouch Enders cope with such an innovation?
I think I'm up to speed with this now. Mr Reddy Redbeard (aka Rossi Barbarossa) is a spoofer with a knack for photoshop. If I had the energy I'd set up a fake Facebook account for Bluey Bluebeard (philanderer and Haringey council planner) urging that the picture be submitted with neon lettering on the fascia for immediate approval.
More pictures here:
Y'know, I think they should scrap the Middey's appellation, and just call the restaurant ROSSI BARBAROSSA. In neon. Seriously.
Meanwhile the hunt is still on for the TELEPHONES letters. They've been in a skip, in a cardboard box, in the possession of Enforcement, and other more mysterious gentlemen. They've been lost, saved, stolen, and sent for restoration. Perhaps simultaneously.
And as they used to say to the bloke from the Daily Mirror, to my delight it's Chalky White... where's me fiver.
Found. Mr Rossi had them all along, the cheeky blighter.
I totally agree. I made some of these points in a letter to haringey http://opinion8.ning.com/forum/topics/middey-s-continuing-eyesore-i... . and now they think they can cut a deal with Far East Consortium for the whole of the town hall.. Bollocks is a considerable understatement .
The Town Hall is being sold as a lot - the square, but not including the bust stop, the Hall itself, and the car park and outbuildings at the back. The deal is all but done, with Far East Consortium being the preferred bidder. It is clear that the Hall will become a hotel, with an entrance through what are now the revolving doors. Most other details are vague.
On a possibly related topic , does either the landlord or local planning authority (LBH in both cases) take any responsibility for allowing Burgers@N8, a restaurant, to open on contaminated land? The design document in the planning application explicitly refers to the "commercial dumping of rubbish".