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Internet cafe?
« on: May 26, 2002, 07:29:49 pm »
I realise people have internet access already due to the posts on this forum but I have a hypothetical question. Well probably a "very" hypothetical question really.

The question is : if there was a coffee shop / ice cream "deli" / internet cafe in the village would it be popular/used?

And would it get more or less support if the PCs were hooked up for LAN gaming in the evenings sometimes?

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Re: Hypothetical Question
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2002, 10:20:59 pm »
I think thats a good idea. Thats what I was thinking of having when I suggested it.
 

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Re: Hypothetical Question
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2002, 10:34:07 pm »
Didn't know you'd suggested it sorry. Which thread?

Mark
 

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Re: Hypothetical Question
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2002, 05:44:23 pm »
 I think its in one of the youth foums. No need to worry.
 

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Re: Internet cafe?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2002, 04:01:02 pm »
I think this is an excellent idea, I've often wondered why no one has thought of opening one in Potters Bar? I think it would be a really popular place. I don't have the internet at home and when my sister returns from university she has to travel into St. Albans or London to use the internet facilities.

I have recently returned from a holiday in Australia where you can find an internet cafe on every street corner! ;D
 

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Re: Internet cafe?
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2002, 12:37:45 am »
CC - exactly my thinking. Do you know what sort of charge is made by internet cafes? I never have to use one !

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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2004, 06:47:23 am »
have you not seen the demographic in brookmans park.  What use is an internet cafe.  they'd have to charge $5 for a coffee and £20 p/h just to stay afloat.
 

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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2004, 01:39:23 pm »
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 they'd have to charge $5 for a coffee

5 Euros surly  ;)
 

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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2004, 01:54:00 pm »
I think it's a great idea to have any kind of cafe in Brookmans Park if it can be done.

Internet would sure spice it up for me.

Doubly so if LAN gaming-capable.

Local youths could sure use something to do other than annoy the fish-n-chips shop.   ::)
 

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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2004, 05:03:31 pm »
I think I said this in another thread, but Jan's Pantry serves hot and cold food and drinks. Isn't that a cafe?

And what's wrong with the chippy? I've always found them very good.
 

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« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2004, 03:03:40 pm »
Posted by: John_Fraser Posted on: May 29th, 2004, 2:03pm
I think I said this in another thread, but Jan's Pantry serves hot and cold food and drinks. Isn't that a cafe?

I suppose; was thinking more toward a place that specializes in coffee tea etc. rather than one that happens to have it.

And what's wrong with the chippy? I've always found them very good.

I love the chippy; was thinking of an incident where I saw some naughty kids harrassing em.
 

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Re: Internet cafe?
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2004, 12:12:24 pm »
The chinese restaurant used to be a cafe, but it got hardly used and closed down. Would be interesting to have a vote on how many people would actually use an internet cafe.
 

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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2004, 02:22:46 pm »
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The chinese restaurant used to be a cafe, but it got hardly used and closed down. Would be interesting to have a vote on how many people would actually use an internet cafe.


Interesting about the chinese restaurant, thanks.
I agree about the vote!
 

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Re: Internet cafe?
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2004, 05:39:41 pm »
There was a vote ages ago regarding interest in the idea. I'm sure Dave can point you all to it

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Re: Internet cafe?
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2004, 07:01:11 pm »
Yes, Mark is right, the poll was about whether Brookmans Park needed a tea room, but included Internet access.

Click here for the thread and poll.
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« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2004, 08:00:10 pm »
Thanks much; was not aware of this as am new to the site.   There's so much here!

Just no Starbucks please.... or wait... mmm.... frappuccino... no, must resist... evil    :P
 

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Re: Internet cafe?
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2004, 08:39:42 pm »
Not a teenager, but wouldn't it be hard to have a successful Internet cafe in BP village given that Broadband doesn't reach that far?

Also, there is Internet access in Potters Bar, at the computer shop in Darkes Lane.( I think it's called Datamate.) Not great surroundings though! Maybe they should serve coffee!
 

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Re: Internet cafe?
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2004, 11:18:17 am »
Does broadband really not reach the village, by which I presume you mean Bradmore Green?
 

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« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2004, 01:56:55 pm »
Certainly does reach Bradmore Green - the webcam runs off the end of a broadband line!

As I said in another thread, I believe the only slightly dubious area in the village for getting broadband is down the end of Peplins/Bradmore past the school

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Re: Internet cafe?
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2004, 07:07:07 pm »
We used to get broadband in the part of Peplins that runs on the far side of the school.

It worked fine.

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Re: Internet cafe?
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2004, 12:19:35 am »
Lucky you Mark, we in Peplins Close cannot get it.
 

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Re: Internet cafe?
« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2004, 07:08:59 pm »
Considering the exchange is in Potters Bar it's hard to see how Peplins Close could be outside the range when we weren't.

We were on the limit of the range but it's hard to understand why Peplins Close would be a problem. Maybe you should ask Eclipse !!
 

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Re: Internet cafe?
« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2004, 07:29:18 pm »
It doesn't usually make any difference which provider you use as almost all ISPs resell BT Broadband. So if one ISP refuses you you can't go to another unless you bypass BT altogether.

It's not just distance that determines ADSL availability, it's line quality too. Bearing in mind that Peplins Way was built in the 1950s and much of the telephone infrastructure probably dates back to then, maybe it's not suprising availability is a bit patchy.
 

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« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2004, 04:52:36 pm »
Mark,  I have been trying to get Broadband since we moved in. I told BT you had it previously but they are adamant the line cannot support it. I don't suppose you still have any account numbers or anything like that do you?
Hope all is going well in Oz.
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Re: Internet cafe?
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2004, 08:41:10 pm »
I've just moved to Bradmore Way and the previous owner of the house told me that he couldn't have broadband.  I didn't go into it much with him because I knew that MC had it round the corner in Peplins.

Let me know how you get on CT, because once I've found which box my PC is in I will be following you and trying to get bb installed.

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Re: Internet cafe?
« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2004, 12:21:05 pm »
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have you not seen the demographic in brookmans park.  What use is an internet cafe.  they'd have to charge $5 for a coffee and £20 p/h just to stay afloat.


internet cafes usually charge £3 an hour

anything more and people just won't go

a lot of libraries started off allowing members 1 hour a day internet access (has to be booked)
as the demand went up, they bought more PCs to accommodate
demand has still gone up so many libraries now just allow 30 minutes per day (still have to book)

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Re: Internet cafe?
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2004, 11:09:47 pm »
we could put it in the pet shop becuase it is closeing down (at last).

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Re: Internet cafe?
« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2005, 07:09:07 pm »
My family live in peplins way and have 1 Meg bt broadband, it works absolutly fine, going strong 6 months now.
 

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