Monday 8 April 2013 10.55pm
I have been very happily living in Southwark for 6 months now. I'm very close to Great Suffolk Street
and love all the small shops there - the Fruit Tree, Terry's Cafe, the butchers...
One thing that does make me unhappy though are the opening hours of these shops, particularly the Fruit Tree, which closes by 6pm. The earliest I get back home from work is 6.15pm. It means I can only go to the Fuit Tree for my fruit and veg on the weekend. Though that's not very difficult, I do prefer buying stuff every other day or so rather than for the week.
I understand they open really early in the morning (6am) and was thinking whether it would be better for their business and for customers like me if they opened from 7 am to 7 pm.
Just wondered if this had been raised before and what other people's thoughts were?