When will they learn?

When will they learn?

The Three Mackerel is now for sale for 85k - why why why? - that is just for the leasehold business, not the property! Don't prospective buyers actually look at the books?

Season and (Cllr) Tim were a lovely, media-savvy couple, but couldn't make it go of it. Then came the Elvis-obsessed (wtf?) Nostalgia chap, followed by the forgettable tenant of the interestingly-named Euphoria. Literally dozens turned up on the opening night looking for Folkestone's latest gay venue, only to find a cheap re-hash of The Front, full of Folkestone yobs, most of whom had never met "a gay."

This brings us to The Three Mackerel. Just more of the same: doomed to fail. For God's sake, do us all a favour and turn this failure into apartments and DO NOT waste 85k on trying to take advantage of Godden and de Haan's pathetic future for the town. Neither the seafront, the "University," the new Asda-dominated shopping "centre," the sad creative area, or the re-juvenation of Tontine Street will ever make The Three Mackerel a success. Ask Cllr and Mrs Prater, and all the other broke tenants what they think.

⬅️ :: Whole lot of interesting detail there, though you do sound a bit bitter ➡️
Sun Dec 30 2007

This is part of my site The FG that I built in a fury of excitement when we first moved here in approximately 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a few years before that but I am technically one of those DFLs you get nowadays. The site was updated more frequently with a gig calendar and voting for favourite places and things, and I know it was a handy resource for those who were moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only a couple of miles) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as The town is now becoming the exciting place we knew it was just about to. I am not Gerald by the way, the name comes from a pretend newspaper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local newspaper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are great aren't they? Do contact me if you have something to contribute, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.