Thursday, November 30, 2006

A Greek tragedy comes to an end


Oh spare me the tears.

Remember my post from exactly two months ago with these very words?


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Looking back, the whole episode was actually quite funny and I can console myself with the fact that in a few months time, the "Greek Restaurant" sign will probably be replaced with a "To Let".


Well would you believe it! It's up for sale.


Tenure: Leasehold, 15 years remaining
This property is offered as a lease

Terms Of lease

premium £45000


Rent: £9600 Per Annum



Who says dreams don't come true?

16 comments:

* (asterisk) said...

Oops, maybe you were responsible for this venue's downfall!

a.c.t said...

As much as I'd like to think so, they were probably well on the road to failure already. I'm going to have to stop myself from walking past and gloating..

ginkers said...

I think you should put your money where your mouth is and buy the place and turn it into the ACT Taverna. What do you reckon?

a.c.t said...

Sounds good to me. It's always been a dream of mine to run a bar/cafe that does really good food. I think there's a niche in the market for the kind of Italian place I'd like to open. The problem is with Italian places at the moment, they're either too pretentious and expensive or too old fashioned (candles in wine bottles type places). I'd like to open somewhere classy yet relaxed where you can get a big bowl of homemade pasta for a few quid.

Problem is, I like to put my feet up of an evening...

Red said...

Ha ha! What's that Chinese proverb about waiting for the corpse of your enemy to float down the river? Anyway, you know what I mean...

Good riddance!

martinobhoy said...

Ha Ha.

Following on from the accents in the last post I'd say it's a big

"Git that right roond yeese" to the previous owners.

Anonymous said...

A big hurray to the power of dreams! :)

Jokes aside tho', why am I not surprised? With the shoddy customer service they doled out to you and goodness knows how many others, they didn't really stand a chance did they?

Good riddance! :)

Aidan said...

Harsh!

Martha Elaine Belden said...

hahaha... that's awesome!

i didn't even have to click on the link to remember EXACTLY what post you're talking about. so awesome how right you were!

maybe something really awesome will replace it... looks like it could be a really cute little place

Wuching said...

u should buy it & run it!

wrinkled weasel said...

I will help you run Trat Act and bring gingham tablecloths.

I am so so pleased on your behalf. Let's face it you were right stitched up. I read the original post (didn't see it before) and was appalled. They were, as they say, "avin a laugh". I am amazed that anybody can be so blatant about it these days.

Glad they went the way they should, down the pan with their nasty insult for food.

I am now part of the "Slow food" movement. Since this emanates from Italy, you may have heard of it. I shall do a bit on the blog, when I can get off my bum... or on it..

Well done for fighting your corner. So many people put up and shut up.

ems said...

Fantastic. I quite agree with you about the Italian restaurants. C. loved eating out on holiday in Sicily but refuses to visit Italian restaurants here - pretentious or stuck in the past. I think he's a little cruel about the older family-run places but the last time I managed to get him into one the waiter (son) reeked of BO and I'm back to square one.

Susan in Italy said...

Here's hoping they put up a good, homey ethnic restaurant. What's missing in your neighborhood? Ethiopian?

a.c.t said...

Thanks everyone for making me feel like I did the right thing. I might otherwise have felt terribly guilty about destroying a family's livelihood (oops)! - as you're all so obviously passionate about food I think we should start a movement against crap food called 'The Ban Shit Food Association'. I might even start a new blog!

WW - I didn't know about the Slow Food movement but I've just read about it now. Sounds like a good thing to do, I'm going to join. You know I'm totally amazed about the situation in the UK at the moment. Despite the fact that the popularity of celebrity chefs is on the rise, less and less people are actually cooking.

ems - The only time we ever eat Italian out is for pizza. There's a couple of Italian places that I was thinking about going to for my birthday, "Locanda Locatelli" and "The River Cafe" but then I looked at the prices and it would end up costing about £120 for two people! Just not worth it. And as for the trattorias with sawdust for parmesan...

Susan - Remember I mentioned a while ago about the Ethiopean near us that I've been wanting to try for a while? I might have to ask you for the recommendations again. I must say, it doesn't appeal to me, but I really should just go for it.

cappy said...

you ought to open a sandwich shop/deli like in the sopranos! i'd eat there every day!

Aidan said...

"Leave the gun - take the cannolli..."

Oh no, that wasn't The Sopranos, was it...?