Tuesday 31 January 2006 5.49pm
is trendified enough as it is - already it doesn't serve the vast majority of residents in the area due to its high prices - Paul Smith's shop will exacerbate this trend and serve to push those on lower incomes out of the area entirely... The Elephant development is having much the same effect...
The bit about high prices is true - except for fresh veg, where frankly most places in the area, especially the supermarket chains "Metro" offerings, charge the same price or more for vegetabls of far lesser quality.
In that respect Borough is a god send for anybody of any income in the area. I'd say that on fresh breat and some of the butchery stuff its decent too.
The gentrification is well underway though, as you said and Paul Smith is just another signpost along the way.