Friday 15 November 2013 10.08pm
Rambling Phil wrote:
I'll do it, Zoe.
I thought this was supposed to be gentrification - I was looking forward to a Waitrose and a farmers' market, and all we get is yet another Sainsbury.
I hope the cinema's not going to be sort of place where they show films in English with car crashes to people who talk on their mobile phones through the film.
Although I like Waitrose a lot, I don't think it should be considered a parameter of regeneration.
Many people in SE1 aren't able to afford shops like Waitrose or wouldn't buy there because of the high end image this supermarket has. Sainsbury's may indeed a rather unimaginative choice, but it probably serves a larger part of the population. That, I think, is regeneration.