Lewisham Model Market street food venue 'will be like Brixton Village'

Lewisham Model Market street food venue 'will be like Brixton Village'

Dom Cools-Lartigue

The future home of Mama’s Jerk Station

Work has started on the market

Yum Bun will open here

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Lewisham’s culinary scene is getting the east London treatment, as a disused market is transformed into a summer street food venue.

Thought up by the creators of Street Feast, Dalston’s popular diners’ yard, Model Market, international cuisine will be on offer from 10 venues every Friday and Saturday night, including Mama’s Jerk Station, Breddos Tacos, and Yum Bun.

News Shopper: The future home of Mama’s Jerk Station

Rotary Cocktail Bar and Rum Shack are amongst those that will be serving up drinks.

Dom Cools-Lartigue, founder of Street Feast, said: "South east London - like a lot of areas - deserves something a bit more interesting in terms of the food mix."

Work has been underway converting old hair salons, record shops and shipping agencies, with 90 per cent of the original building used. Wood salvaged from old units will be used to make the main bar, and a secret rooftop terrace is in the works.

Mr Cools-Lartigue said: "I guess it will be something akin to a smaller version of Brixton Village."

News Shopper: Work has started on the market

However, unlike Brixton’s market, Lewisham will have a big central bar area where people can congregate, to the sound of house and funk background music. 

He added: "I hope it will bring something positive to what’s already great in Lewisham.

"Street food is quite a uniquely cross-generational event. At the end of the day, it’s food and drink. We all like to eat, we all like to have a drink, and whoever appreciates and enjoys good food and drink should enjoy Model Market."

Adrian Luckie, who runs Mama’s Jerk Station, grew up nearby. He told News Shopper: "Back in the day, we used to call it Lewisham Black Market, because that was where we could mainly find our products."

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Setting up stall at Model Market has brought Mr Luckie full circle. He said: "When Dom showed me my unit, it was the actual place where I used to eat jerk chicken when I was a little kid."

For 15 weekends from June 20, hot food will be on offer from 6pm until late. For the first two weekends entry will be free - from then on it will cost £3 after 7pm.

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4:31pm Sat 7 Jun 14

goldenbroomboy says...

Hang on a minuite, all these adverts & billboards telling us that Sharm is going up in the world.............an
d now the idea is to make it more like Dalston?
Hang on a minuite, all these adverts & billboards telling us that Sharm is going up in the world.............an d now the idea is to make it more like Dalston? goldenbroomboy
  • Score: 3

1:26pm Wed 11 Jun 14

sarfflondonbird says...

goldenbroomboy wrote:
Hang on a minuite, all these adverts & billboards telling us that Sharm is going up in the world.............an

d now the idea is to make it more like Dalston?
Or Brxton even! Either way, it isn't far off from either now. And what is happening to catford? Seems all the shops are closing down. Thought they were supposed to be rejuvenating that area? God knows, it needs it now.
[quote][p][bold]goldenbroomboy[/bold] wrote: Hang on a minuite, all these adverts & billboards telling us that Sharm is going up in the world.............an d now the idea is to make it more like Dalston?[/p][/quote]Or Brxton even! Either way, it isn't far off from either now. And what is happening to catford? Seems all the shops are closing down. Thought they were supposed to be rejuvenating that area? God knows, it needs it now. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 1

1:35pm Wed 11 Jun 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Also, see they have allowed yet another betting shop to open up at the Bromley Road/Downham area (replacing Barclays bank) What's wrong with those in the departments at the council who keep allowing the small shopping parades to be hijacked by these types of establishments? Are they all just gambling freaks? They should be issued with 'gambling aware n ess' education or better still, replaced by people willing to put decent shops in these small high streets, and I don't mean more take aways either.
Also, see they have allowed yet another betting shop to open up at the Bromley Road/Downham area (replacing Barclays bank) What's wrong with those in the departments at the council who keep allowing the small shopping parades to be hijacked by these types of establishments? Are they all just gambling freaks? They should be issued with 'gambling aware n ess' education or better still, replaced by people willing to put decent shops in these small high streets, and I don't mean more take aways either. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 1

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