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Bernie_is_banned Posted on 11/02/2011 13:49
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A Punjabi Takeaway to open on the site[rle]
Just what Linny Rd needs eh?

Link: Gone

oooooo Posted on 11/02/2011 13:51
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Better to have a nice restaurant than a horrible nightclub. Just a shame there'll be brown people in there Bernie, eh?

sasboro1 Posted on 11/02/2011 13:51
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dont you mean a restaurant, bernie?

superstu Posted on 11/02/2011 13:51
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"A ONCE popular Middlesbrough nightclub"

When was that place popular? Must have only be feckin' once!

newyddion Posted on 11/02/2011 13:52
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The Parmo Mile/The Curry Mile

Same XXXXXX different smell.

Bandy Posted on 11/02/2011 14:00
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another restaurant - what a suprise.

bryan_munich Posted on 11/02/2011 14:04
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How many Punjabi restaurants does the town already have?

rob_fmttm Posted on 11/02/2011 14:04
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You beat me to it - I took some photos of it - was going to write something about it next week. The club had been shut for some time.

Bandy Posted on 11/02/2011 14:05
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had too many good nights in the havana

Holgatewall Posted on 11/02/2011 14:07
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At least it is going to be a restaurant and not another pizza place.

How many of these places do we need?

Pizza places, pound shops and charity shops seem to spring up everywhere.

Bandy Posted on 11/02/2011 14:09
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Boro has fast become the fast food capital of Britain.

Big_Shot Posted on 11/02/2011 14:10
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Someone was telling me about this last weekend. Despite its various incarnations I'd not been in there for about 20 years, but it was still a bit of a surprise to hear one of your favourite haunts demolished.

john_parrott Posted on 11/02/2011 14:12
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There's already a failing Indian restaurant just along from there - Iqbal's.

You know, I really do wish somebody would do something different. I'm sick of facing the prospect of having to travel more than a mile or two for something other than a curry or a f*cking parmesan.

LTS_3 Posted on 11/02/2011 14:12
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Insurance job.

Bandy Posted on 11/02/2011 14:13
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spot on john. It's depressing viewing driving down Linny Rd

john_parrott Posted on 11/02/2011 14:14
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To be fair, the place is cursed in my opinion. Whatever the place has been called, it has never been popular. Anybody who has had it has failed.

Bandy Posted on 11/02/2011 14:15
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The owners of the Havana never failed

Holgatewall Posted on 11/02/2011 14:16
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I remember when Linthorpe Road was full of little independent shops. Can't remember too many take aways down there in years gone by (60's 70's).

john_parrott Posted on 11/02/2011 14:17
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Maybe they didn't fail, Bandy, but I wasn't about when it was that. I've been "going out" for about 8 years, as I'm 25. To me, that place has always either been empty because nobody has owned it or empty because nobody goes in.

Holgatewall Posted on 11/02/2011 14:18
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Well if nobody was going in it was probably because the place was XXXXXXe or full of lunatics.or both.

Bandy Posted on 11/02/2011 14:18
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Ahh, I'm 36. The place died on it's arse the minute the bell went when the Havana had it's last night

Bernie_is_banned Posted on 11/02/2011 14:51
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"Just a shame there'll be brown people in there Bernie, eh?"

Why do you have to drag race into everything?
All i'm saying is, we really don't need any more Take aways/resteraunts etc.We need proper shops that generate jobs.

skiprat Posted on 11/02/2011 14:54
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At least whoever it is, is actually doing something about the building and re-opening another business in this town, rather than sitting on here whining like a splittie because "ooooooooohhhh another takeaway has opened".

What do you suggest they open on Linthorpe Road at that end of town, a needle and craft shop?

Marc_Feld Posted on 11/02/2011 14:56
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RIP The Speak

TenPints Posted on 11/02/2011 14:58
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Spot on Bandy , The Havana was ledgendery to many lads/lasses who were fortunate to enjoy that era of club scene . Without sounding like and butt-licker . I would also go along with the phrase ... A club run by the right people can and will succed . These fellas know when to pull out and move on to ventures new .... clever businessmen as the saying goes !!

john_parrott Posted on 11/02/2011 14:59
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Skiprat: If they want to open something like a takeaway/restaurant, they should perhaps open something we don't have - or have very little of.

I'd like to see a tapas restaurant in town. Or maybe even a nice steakhouse.

We've got enough curry and pizza/parmesan places as it is. It's boring now.

joshie Posted on 11/02/2011 20:11
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The best night club I have ever ventured in, queues every weekend, people turned away when full regularly, people hiding upstairs when police came to check numbers.

A special place to those that were around during its hayday.

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 11/02/2011 20:20
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Bernie's one man cut and paste tirade against improved standards continues.

could_it_be Posted on 11/02/2011 20:29
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there was a tapas place on
borough road, was empty at all times

boro people are simple, there are not enough of the non parmo/curry brigade about to have a tapas place succeed

what year did havana shut?

i think i can remember all the kids goign to "baby" havana on a saturday afternoon or was it the belmont by then?

Big_Shot Posted on 11/02/2011 20:38
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Although I can't be certain, I think The Havana shut in 1991, maybe early 92. I was still going there in 91, but definitely not any later.

mark5593 Posted on 11/02/2011 21:10
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I work with Evo, thats my claim to fame when it comes to the havanna [ref]

YouDoyle! Posted on 11/02/2011 21:15
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ginger evo crazy XXXXXX
is he still a decorator

skiprat Posted on 12/02/2011 00:41
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It's alright to just sit here though and bemoan another curry place opening but until a resourceful Spanish or Argie open a business then you're stuck.

Do you expect an Indian to just sack off his tradition because you think there's too many curry houses on the road?

TeessideCleveland Posted on 12/02/2011 00:47
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Did Littlejohn authorise you to start a thread without his name in the title?

joseph99 Posted on 12/02/2011 08:41
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The euntrepreneurs in Middlesbrough are not going to develop something that attracts the middle-classes.

mark5593 Posted on 12/02/2011 21:31
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He is indeed YouDoyle! Still crazy an all [:D]

fiftypencehead Posted on 13/02/2011 00:05
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RIP Havanna. Fantastic club in its day. Can`t remember many a night there[;)].

Fletch Posted on 13/02/2011 06:15
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La Cucard (sp) a Spanish / French was one of the best eataries Middlesbrough ever had it was a small but very popular place but it only lasted 2 - 3 years and the gadgie and his wife nashed it back to France.

And what is it now? That Chicken takeaway place on Borough Road, on the corner opposite Jack Hatfields...

bigrichardthe3rd Posted on 13/02/2011 09:15
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it was the home of the famouse,claggy mat,,[speakeasy]to you younger ones,and it had a nice restaruant over the road,the boro fish bar[:P]spent many a ten bob in ther[smi]

could_it_be Posted on 13/02/2011 09:17
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trying to place that la cucard fletch, i very vaguely remember it

when did it shut?

was it green and purple outside?

Fletch Posted on 13/02/2011 11:12
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I think it was and it closed mid 80's. The owner and chef (same gadgie by the way) would come around the tables and speak to you and after a couple of visits he'd remember your name. The food was amazing and I don't know why he close as it was always full (very small place mind)...

borobadge Posted on 13/02/2011 11:14
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r00fie Posted on 13/02/2011 11:16
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RIP Claggy Mat.Spent Fridays and Satdays in my early 20s in that place. Next best place to the Bongo.

Fletch Posted on 13/02/2011 11:53
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'Fun and laughter in the Belmont Club' [^]

Had some good times on a Saturday night in the Belmont in my 30's I'm suprised nobody else mentoined it...

bigrichardthe3rd Posted on 13/02/2011 11:56
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the belmont was around the corner[rle]

Fletch Posted on 13/02/2011 12:02
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I beg to differ sir the Claggy Mat (the Speak), the Belmont and Havana were all the same building... [:P]

r00fie Posted on 13/02/2011 12:03
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Thats why I never knew where I was[rle][:D][:X][^]

bigrichardthe3rd Posted on 13/02/2011 12:08
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fletch ,ya right[^]then it moved to the new belmont on southfield road[^]

Fletch Posted on 13/02/2011 12:15
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Never used it in Southfield Rd. I never used the Havana or the last place when the frontage was all changed. By the time Havana came along I'd grown out of nightclubs i.e. the missus had put the tin hat on me... [|)]

bigrichardthe3rd Posted on 13/02/2011 14:06
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i moved on to the madhouse by then[:P]

juninhosdivingheader Posted on 13/02/2011 14:12
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had some good nights in the Havana.

liked the little "chill-out" room at the back!

Space_Face Posted on 13/02/2011 15:03
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Best Club I've ever been to.

swordtrombonefish Posted on 13/02/2011 16:49
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Like all towns these days Boro is dying on its arrse, if the 1 shops don't kill it then the Internet, supermarkets & out of town shopping parks likely will.

People complain about the loss of smaller individual outlets, but they too buy online or wherever they can get the best deal, so the smaller places die - they simply cannot compete.

PolkadotJersey Posted on 13/02/2011 18:03
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Took my first ever e in there. fantastic place at the time. Hooligan x anyone??