Saturday 9 August 2014 10.44pm
Well don't worry folks because we can all beat a wild and hasty path up to The Cut
where another local supermarket has been sold out to make way for....Costa! Which is great because that will go very nicely with the Cafe Nero and Pret that sit next door to each other, almost opposite. Chains, chains and more chains....all eagerly awaiting our visits!
Incidentally, while not something in our local area, a true story all the same with real parallels with this post: there is an amazing small family-run artisan French bakery in King's Cross that is such a breath of fresh air to visit. They told me that when they came to London last year and looked for a location in King's Cross they were turned down by everyone on the grounds of, "You're not a chain, you're not proven, we don't know who you are"...until they met a guy who had always had the dream of having an artisan bakery on his premises right there in King's Cross. And so their business was born and is doing very nicely thank you.