Thursday 9 February 2006 10.45am
This is very bad news. Reminds me of the slow disintegration of small local shops that existed on Tower Bridge Piazza until a few years ago, as rents climbed beyond their reach. As far as I remember, the list of casualties there is as follows:
has become a branch of Starbucks
Stitches and Daughter has become a Cluttons
Essentials Foodstore briefly became a hi-fi store, before succumbing to the might of Sterling Ackroyd estate agency
Cinegrafix closed down, was empty for years before becoming yet another upmarket estate agency
I can't remember what predated Hamptons estate agency.
The price of gentrification it seems.....