Tuesday 23 November 2004 4.09pm
Well, I was in Bloomsbury at the weekend and I popped into the Planet Organic for the first time. For those who haven't been to one - it sells organic food and other goodies.
It is really nice and, although not cheap, I thought oooh, "there should be one near me". I happened to mention this to a friendly sales assistant. They said that they were in fact looking to open a new one.
Now I think that they will take one look at SE1 and say "nope - Borough Market
is too close by ". I also think that this would be a mistake as (i) much of what Planet Organic sells isn't veg anyway - but packeted organic goodies (which Borough Market
does not sell); and (ii) there are loads of loft-dwelling organic-munching Londoners here who would happily buy their stuff.
So I thought, am I right?
So here' s the deal. If the good people of London SE1 agree that they would like one of these stores near them and I get more than 20 people posting to that effect - I will email Planet Organic with a link to this thread to let them know that we want one of their stores. If there is less than that, then I won't.
I have no idea whether anyone at all will post. I also have no idea whether it will have any impact at all. I do know from the recent postings we have had about Waitrose, Sainsbury's, Tesco etc.. that people do want a range of good food available locally.
That's it really. I thought this was a great idea - at 5am this morning when I couldn't sleep. Now I will see whether it is or notâ€¦