Wednesday, 7 March 2007

Estate Agents

One lovely listener, The Plumster no less, has come across a little rumour on the Plumstead Common rumour-mill express.

The shop that's not a shop [it's a shop space, but advertises nothing for sale. There are baths and toilets and stacks of plasterboard, but no sales desks. Nor is there any indication of where to purchase aforementioned goods. It's a kind of storage space/installation art hybrid; more Hoxtonshire than Plumsteadshire]. I digress.........the shop on the corner of Admaston Road and Plumstead Common Road.

Is it or isn't it? Turning into an estate agent I mean. Deal or no deal?

Reading the many comments posted on Plumsteadshire - It's All For The Best In This Best Of All Possible Worlds, there's clearly an interest in the potential gentrification of our leafy suburb. And the more astute of us will know that the early signs of this trend are when estate agents move into the area. Oh, and coffee shops too. Any whiff of serious money will be snuffled out by an estate agent.

It's also a fair point made as to why little old Plumsteadshire would want another estate agent. If this is all just rumour, why have we not been offered the opportunity to purchase the shop-not-shop? I for one would be interested to turn it into a jazz café.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

James Johnstone who I believe are based in Blackheath have just sold a property in Tuam Road. Could they have an interest in opening a branch in the area?

Anonymous said...

Jazz cafe sound good to me. I assume you are talking mod, not trad?

The Plumster said...

http://www.greenwich.gov.uk/Greenwich/YourEnvironment/PlanningAndBuilding/PlanningBuildingConservation/ApplicationsDecisionsAppeals/PlanningApplications/Week9Ending2March2007.htm

Reference to 134 PCR near the bottom of last weeks list

Anonymous said...

Sorry got that wrong not James Johnstone it's actually Peter James estate agents. Not that it matters much!

Anonymous said...

The sign of gentrification and when we can all start rejoicing (and cringing) is when Foxtons move in!
Maybe you could have a jazz cafe and flog loo's on the side? in the meantime you would save on buying seats for customers.
i dont like jazz but i do like cafes so would still come!

dimps said...

The shop space that is used for storing baths is part of Ablairs.

The Plumster said...

Perhaps Ablair are branching out into the property market? Further to the earlier rumour, there is definately an application lodged with Greenwich Council to change the usage of these premises to an Estate Agent

Anonymous said...

Blimey! so FIVE estate agents on one stretch of road are not enough?