delmonico

The Delmonico restaurant is finally 'closing' after 13 years, though it will be merging with (or swallowed by?) the apparently more successful Zazu's Kitchen, just up the road. The seemingly endless openings of new eating places on the Gloucester Road in the last few years has perhaps finally reached saturation point.

GlosRdsceneThe website, 'Bristol Culture' recently came up with this interesting collection of facts about the Gloucester Road shops and venues.

CloseTheDoor'Close the Door' is a nationally organised campaign aimed at persuading retailers to save energy by closing their doors in cold weather. It has achieved some success along the Gloucester Road but there is more work to be done there.

Starting in 1957, when I was five, I can remember the unfortunately named “Ponts” greengrocer, on the corner of Zetland Road and Gloucester Road facing the old Lloyds Bank,opposite the Greek Kebab take away.

The BID will now proceed in the southern area only (from Cotham Girl's School to Pig Sty Hill and Zetland etc)

The Gloucester Road Traders Association have secured a personal visit to this area by the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Chris Leslie MP.

As the holiday season approaches, we can expect even more of a buzz around Bishopston, with high spirits and revelry percolating through the neighbourhood - especially up and down the Gloucester Road, an area particularly well served by bars, restaurants, and  food/alcohol outlets of different kinds.

This will involve the felling of the existing Plane trees, considered to be in an unhealthy state.

The new website of the Gloucester Road Traders' Association reports on the Traders' plan

The 20 mph zone proposals, which include Gloucester Road and surrounding residential streets, are now open for consultation (until 15th August).

 

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