Great blog post here by @rhysdgriffiths gives all the facts about who's opening and who's not opening where in the creative quarter. I was suspicious of the Max's House people, their web stuff seemed to be all over the place. Seems they were planning to open in the old Earl Grey but are not right now, maybe in the future though. Some good details on other things that should, hopefully, one day, happen in Folkestone too
This is my site The Folkestone Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement when we first moved here in approximately 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while before that so I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get nowadays. The site was updated more frequently with a gig calendar and voting for favourite places and stuff, and I know it was a handy resource for those who were thinking of moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only a couple of miles) it doesn't get as much love as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is now becoming the exciting place we always thought it was just about to. My name is not Gerald by the way, the name comes from a pretend paper in an episode of Brasseye 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 anything to contribute, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.