The New Cross Inn is up for sale. Christie + Co have been instructed to obtain bids for the pub / live music venue on New Cross Road with a price tag of £1,200,000!
The press release says “The investment is split into two distinct businesses and has recently undergone an overhaul with capital expenditure of £80,000. There is a ground floor and basement, a live music bar with a 10-year free-of-tie lease and a current rental income of £36,000. The upper floors are presently operated as a hostel with 80 beds, a 10-year lease and a rental income of £60,000.”
I can only hope whoever ends up buying it keeps it running as a pub and venue, and it doesn’t fall in to the hands of Tesco’s.
If anyone is interested I’ll be willing to chip a bit for it – I can only afford about £20 though, its getting pretty close to Christmas.
It’s Tuesday which means it’s Open Mic Night tonight at the New Cross Inn.
Last week was a very busy one so get down there for 7pm to make sure you get on the list to play. Entry is absolutely FREE as always.
Reading and Leeds Festivals start this week and I for one am quite sad I’ll be missing out this year but who needs drunk girls dancing to the Black Keys in their underwear when you can head out into SE14 and have just as much messy fun without the £250 price tag?
So if you are thinking of heading to Reading on the off chance you can sneak in or pick up a cheap ticket from some scummy tout, don’t. Here are our top 3 places to be this week.
First up on Thursday the 23rd the guys up at The Hill Station Cafe on Telegraph Hill are screening Jan Svankmajer’s Alice. Drop in for a bite of whatever is on the menu, its all superb, cooked up by master chefs Ian and Niaomh, grab a beer and prepare to take a peek through this crazy Czech man’s looking glass. It’ll be a good start to what ultimately will be a very long bank holiday weekend.
Alice will also be featuring at The New Cross Inn this Saturday the 25th at No Direction, a psychedelic club night featuring Oscar Suave, Deadcoast, Sunlight Service Group, Plan 9 & Looking Glass Alice. This is sure to be a cracking night playing a mix of Psych and Garage throughout the night. Plus its only £3! Bargain!!
Finally on Sunday the 26th TOEJAM presents What Happened to the Roof at the Bussey Building in Peckham. After the success from their on-going monthly slot at the New Cross Inn the Toejam lot have decided to take it one step further with a huge party on the roof of the Bussey Building. Boasting a line-up that includes New Cross favourites My Tiger My Timing, Edit/Select, Rivieras, a host of other great acts and of course some incredible DJ’s to keep you dancing late into the night. Tickets are only £3 in advance, get them here. Doors at 6:30pm. See you there.