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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Pretty Hot and Tempting


I was walking down Market Street a week ago and noticed the sign that said PHAT "Pretty Hot and Tempting".

At first I thought it was referring to the food on offer at the "Desi Chill" but whilst the sign for the former takeaway is still hung on the outside of the building, it is in fact now a ladies only gymnasium, sauna and fitness centre.

It used to be the Cheshire Cheese public house (2007) before it was closed in 2009 after which it first became the Cheshire Grill (2010) and then the Desi Chill (2011)

It isn't the first place in Hyde that has gone from pulling pints to pulling iron.

A contribution to signs, signs.

12 comments:

  1. A ladies only gym, don't think we have those in Haninge.

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  2. I am not so sure about the message of the PHAT....

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  3. That Phat sign is a bit misleading. I thought it might be have been a healthy Thai restaurant.

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  4. I'm hot all the time but I don't think it's tempting! It's due to menopause! Hahaha!

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  5. so after a round at Desi Chill, you can go the gym.:p

    Signs

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  6. Healthier than drinking beer I guess!

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  7. I remember it looking much better as the Cheshire Cheese, walked past it everyday back in the 60,s to my hair salon just up market street, i think it was 180 ,market street, we lived in the flat over the salon for a while , love to see what it is now ??? i think ????

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    1. 180 seems to be a solicitor's office at the moment.

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    2. Anita, what was your salon called? I remember one just further up than the Cheese near the corner of Edna Street which was called Whiteheads.

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    3. Until recently Whiteheads was on the other side of Market Street behind the bus shelter next to the vets - both closed in the last year or so and the hairdressers is now a tack shop.

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  8. Thankyou Gerald for that bit of imformation , Market St is very ,very different to the 60,s i think...great pictures,thankyou i enjoy them so much .....

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  9. The Chinese word "Phat" has a number of meanings, and "tasty" is one often associated with restaurant signs. It has nothing to do with the English word, "Fat," but I guess much of the flavor in food comes in the form of fat. The sign is a clever rhyme, and perhaps the new owners are Chinese?

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