I note the coffee shop on the corner of Stansted Road/Brockley Rise has been closed for a good 3 or 4 weeks now. Added to this, the motorbike shop closed six months ago, Brockley News (a store that had little stock in its final six months is closed), I also see little sign of the planning permission mentioned on this site of a pizza place opening. The chippy closed opposite the Honor Oak pub too.
It’s all very tired and sadly a reflection of a tough time for retailers. There is a great deal of footfall but little parking space which means something like Tesco or Sainsburys seem unlikely. Perhaps it will inevitably turn into residential properties.
Naturally there’s a need to sell a service that people want but very noticeable of a lack of retail offerings without walking to FH or HOP.