I've just had a planning application through regarding another wine bar planned for 177 Bermondsey St, directly next door to Village East.
"Change of use of ground floor and basement from a retail unit (A1) to a cafe/wine bar (A3/A4), together with the installation of new timber framed shopfront at ground floor, new door to Newmans Row elevation and the installation of air conditioning and kitchen extraction equipment"
I knew they were doing works there but not for another bar in the street. I also noticed fliers all over the shop front on Friday for some a club night which does concern me.
That does look great – should do some good bread. Would another up-market cafe' / bar really do any harm to BS? I admit if I lived directly on BS, rather than a few minutes off it, I might think differently...
Absolutely take the point about the club night... might get the sort of people who go to Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes and then where would be?