Thursday 24 February 2011 11.10am
Don't get me wrong - I haven't expressed any view on the merits or otherwise of Empire Square as a supermarket location.
I just disagreed with se1lurker's claim that the supermarket groups don't want to have anything bigger than Tesco Express/Sainsbury's Local in central London as it's clearly not the case.
I also disagree with urbanite's car-centric view - many (if not most) central London dwellers don't have cars and certainly don't do their food shopping by car.
(Again, I am talking in the abstract here, not about Empire Square in particular)
Even if the chains are not currently geared up for medium-to-large format stores that are not car-centric, it's about time they were - the notion of lots of people driving to supermarkets in central London is insane on so many levels.