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?
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'.
The cost of converting a 'common public-house' in Southwark into a 'splendid gin-palace' was rumoured to be 3,000 [pounds sterling].
Down at the harbour the kind of gin-palaces
you only see in the South of France were stacked three-deep.
She also extended her liberality over another marginalised group when she paid for a coffee house close to Winson Green Prison, with the aim of 'helping the friends of prisoners, and prisoners themselves on their release, from becoming victims to the temptations of the gin-palaces
It is as drop-dead-gorgeous and as crucial an accessory to the wealth-blessed owners of the gin-palaces
moored around Besty's Puerto Banus getaway hotel and along the Costa del Sol, as a sun tan lazily developed on one of the Four Seasons penthouse terraces.