Monday 7 February 2011 3.08pm
I am also worried about the tendency of local shops and services (we need and treasure) being replaced by high street chains like Pret a Manger
which are not really not interested in the local community.
Loosing the friendly kitchen shop (I do frequently buy from, a third my Christmas presents last year) would be awful.
However, they do must have a lot of money for rent increases as even during the freezing cold days they kept their door wide open, heating the outside and so wasting money to a degree that it makes you rethink spending one's own there.
If they kept the door closed, saving money on heating costs, things would be cheaper and more people could buy and they might survive.