Monday 8 October 2007 12.18pm
I had thought that Lower Marsh
was part of a Buisness Improvement District, aimed at bringing in "improvements". But my impression was that there were many diffierent visions and a fair amount of politics.
One of the, to me nice, things about Lower Marsh
is that many of the shops are owner occupiers, so each has its own identity. Big retail investors tend to prefer renting to chains. So you get Scooterworks, and opposite the wonderful jeweller Prophet. Plus that nice Japanese restuarant.
I tend to agree that more could be done for Lower Marsh
, but would hope that this would be sensitive in a way that encourages character and individuality. I would, say, love to see a butcher to enable me to do a complete weekly shop. It would be nice too if the nasty access from the South Bank via Leake Street
could be sorted - and access from teh station itself. I suspect a lot will depend on plans for Waterloo Station
and the retail that is planned there.