The business was established and had old roots; is it not one thing to set up a new gin-palace
and another to accept an investment in an old one?
John Henry Newman, who is running a disused gin-palace
as a chapel in one of the worst areas, attempting to bring help to the poor factory workers and the light of truth to citizens blinded by suspicion and bigotry.
7million for "a flash gin-palace
, Sunseeker-type boat".
Down below, lights are twinkling in the gin-palace
resorts of Sliema, St Julian's and St George's Bay as tourists and locals prepare for a night out in countless bars and restaurants.
WAGs - weaknesses for designer labels, gin-palace
homes and what passes among the hoi polloi as high living - must have hearts as resilient as memory foam mattresses.
It's no longer a cheesy weekend wardrobe for the decks of a gin-palace
It was claimed Mr Young spent up to PS5,000 a night eating out, that they went to a Raymond Blanc restaurant twice a week, that Mr Young paid up to PS4million for "a flash gin-palace
, Sunseekertype boat".
Go to the midlands of Ireland and you'll see row upon row of expensive but tasteless gin-palace
homes built by the Romanies' cousins, the travellers, on the proceeds of tax evasion, sharp practices and exploitation of gullible householders wanting driveways laid.
Imagine if someone crashed a gin-palace
super-yacht into a Dixons, then fitted it with wheels and you'll get the picture.
THE French Riviera was once the exclusive haunt of the rich who could afford the exorbitant air fares to get to their gin-palace
yachts moored in St Tropez harbour.
Well, a few smart cars brought people up from the gin-palace
hotels on the coast of a night to eat at its outdoor taverna.
The Era (1839) compared the practice of selling drinks over a counter with that of selling 'goods in a draper's shop', while the Temperance Journal evoked the 'mercantile-house': 'Your gin-palaces
are scarcely more than this'.