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The new Greyhound is all set to be opened in October under the ownership of the Antic Group. A competition is currently being run for a design to decorate the rear exterior wall of the pub. When the pub is opened the tiles which once graced the side entrance to the pub willl be incorporated into the interior of the pub itself and the two greyhounds which once stood on either side of the entrance to the pub will be reinstated.
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The highly-regarded ANTIC group, who run around 20 pubs, mostly in south London, has acquired the Greyhound pub currently being refurbished at Cobb’s Corner. The group currently owns local pubs such as the East Dulwich Tavern in Lordship Lave, Westow House in Crystal Palace and Jam Circus in Brockley Road. It is hoped that the revamped Greyhound will reopen in October 2011 and the remainder of the development (housing and retail) in early 2012.
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Pub Minister Bob Neill has launched a public consultation into the use of “restrictive covenants” which make it easier for pub landlords to shut down pubs and turn them over to property developers.
If made into law, the removal of this restriction could prevent breweries making sure that a pub can’t be bought by one of its rivals when they come to sell the premises.
The move has been welcomed by Camra’s chief executive, Mike Benner, who said: “Restrictive covenants are used by pub companies to deprive local communities of their pubs, at a time when 29 pubs are closing every week.
Between 2004 and 2009, this happened to almost 600 pubs.
He welcomed the consultation as a “great success for localism” and added: “It shows that government recognises that pubs are vital community assets that need to be protected.
For the new community right-to-buy scheme to work, pubs need to be available for communities to keep open.
It’s a victory too for people power: this proposal came from communities on the ground, via their local councils. ”
Photograph above courtesy of Steve Grindlay