Sauntered into Lewisham today looking for a ‘barg’ (hard ‘G’). After an hour of scouring the landscape for said ‘barg’ (hard ‘G’), I staggered up the road carrying my Iceland and £1 shop bargs (hard ‘G’) heading for the library. I then walked past the last Wimpy bar I know of that’s near to me. It was gone. Boarded up. Mortified.
OK…so it wasn’t as cheap as its billion dollar ‘golden arch’ rival - placed dead opposite on Lewisham High Street. It could never compete with those big boyz. Plus, I confess, who in this day and age orders a Brown Derby?. However, I loved going in there, getting a table with ‘a waiter’ (luksh) and without the ‘stampede’ atmos of it’s rival opp. I loved that they ‘remembered me’ as a reg cust - almost writing out my ‘chitty/order’ before I’d even sat down. The same old fella would then set about a-cookin’ me a burg with extra ‘ons as per request (knowing my pref without needing to ask) . I could then take my time in eating such a repast. Bloomin’ tasty as well - call me old fash. It was a spesh day out.
Today I’m heartbroken - it’s all boarded up. What’s occurring? Just a fortnight ago it was alive and kickin’. Lewisham is a-changing. The Chiesmans Art Deco building has now been raped from inside of all it’s original features and has become, yet again (boring) advertised [using every ‘wazz’ word known to man] as no longer ‘flats’ but - now as ‘apartments’. Not only that, let’s take it a step further…the website is now calling them 'loft’ apartments! So, OK. Let’s hold fire, take a deep excitable breath…are you ready for the next ‘wazz- word’ installment?
They are not just apartments… BUT ‘Manhattan’ loft apartments!!. LOFT!!! - woooahhhh! MANHATTAN!! -woooahh! Basically you’ll be living “above the shop”.
A newly completed manhattan suite apartment set on the 2nd floor in this iconic building, Tower Loft Apartments, combining the grandeur of a period building with a high quality modern style and finish.