Okay, it’s hardly Amy Winehouse…but there can’t be many small tea shops on the South Coast of England who have released a music video. Besides, we think Brighton-based singer/songwriter and comedienne Hannah Brackenbury, who penned the track recently after a visit, is as good as any of the current crop of British singers. Honest 🙂
This is the first rough cut of The Metrodeco Song – and it was filmed on a sunny afternoon in Kemp Town, Brighton, and Hove. We are currently in promising talks with a charity that’s close to our hearts and some music industry big wigs about making a proper recording in a studio and re-shooting the video so we can flog it on iTunes. All proceeds to that good cause, obviously.
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Metrodeco's Maggie (left) and Helen (right) get a visit from Cabinet Minister Harriet Harman and Brighton Kemptown parliamentary candidate Simon Burgess
Politics and 1930s Parisian cafes go together like Jean-Paul Sartre and a packet of Gitanes Brunes.
So it was in this tradition that we were honoured to be visited by one of today’s leading politicians.
Harriet Harman, Leader of the House of Commons and Cabinet Minister for Women and Equality, dropped in to take tea and cake with members of the community and to chat to us about running a small business at the tail end of a major recession. Continue reading
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Metrodeco is undergoing an exciting refurbishment project over the next few days that will allow us to introduce a fuller and more varied menu in time for spring.
At the moment it looks like a giant has picked up the building, given it a good shake with both hands, dripped some paint through the door and put it back again.
But we’re hopeful you’ll like the final result.
Thanks to the tea shop’s growing popularity, we’re able to invest in the equipment and space we need to bring greater choice and service to our customers, including a larger preparation area.
This means we’ll be closed until Friday April 2nd. We apologise for any inconvenience but we hope you’ll agree the improvements are worth the short period of disruption.
We’re hoping to launch our new menu after Easter so look out for news on the website.
In the meantime, please feel free to book a table so you can be sure of being one of our first customers to take advantage of the new look!
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Ahem! Hello and welcome to Metrodeco’s first blog. There, I’ve said it…20 long weeks after I first hoped to utter those words. You see, 20 weeks is about the length of time since we opened our art deco tea salon and antiques shop so I suppose you could say it’s taken us a while to get round to this online/blogging shenanigans.
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