Firstly I asked if Denise's had any objection if I carried on selling Christmas trees when I took the lease over and was assured by the owner that there was no problem or issue with me carrying on selling them.
I don't see how trying to make a greengrocer shop more viable in 2016 seems to be perceived by some people as me trying to step on other people toes.
Proby cos you're not just a fruiterer/greengrocer - you are selling take away food and drink. That makes you more a café. Not appropriate to be selling trees as well. You are being slightly economic with the truth here Fruit Tree. Your business is not the same at all as the previous occupants. You asked Denise's before you started acting as a café - their issue was on the grounds of hygiene, nothing else. They had fully co-existed and cooperated on a very friendly basis with the greengrocer before.
Make your mind up what you are - You cant have it all ways.