I had a peep a few days ago and the tables and chairs are there now. Still looks unfinished - very frustrating.
It’s concerning that certain shops seem to be putting off opening (also 195 Stanstead Rd).
Here’s a theory - Could it be that business rates are so punitive that new shops are deliberately holding out for some kind of relief from the council? I assume that rates only come into effect when a shop is trading. And the council doesn’t want to see closed shops on a high street, so maybe the new shops have a bargaining position here?