Saturday, May 19, 2012

New Cafes for New Cross?

I notice that work is being done at the former Come the Revolution cafe at 465 New Cross Road. A sign outside says 'Cafe 465 coming soon'. The previous cafe there, associated with Lewisham People Before Profit, closed in March this year amidst recriminations with disgruntled staff complaining about working contracts and the owner blaming the state of the economy (the workers held a public meeting at the Amersham Arms to air their grievances).

Meanwhile at the other end of New Cross Road (number 106), work is proceeding on The Cottage Project. They say  'We are currently renovating the derelict New Cross Tandoori... The New Cross Project will be a creative cafe space, full of tasty food, good coffee, making, baking, art, talks, projects and exhibitions. It is the brain child of designer Osian Batyka-Williams who loves constructing things for people and weaver Holly Berry who loves to plant, bake and make. The Cottage project will welcome local artists, families, students, revolutionaries and the old and wise'. Here's a short film of work in progress:


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