Very true - and few of the supermarkets are looking for sites right now - even if this one was the right size.
So - we’ve got lovely coffee shops, delis, gift shops, pubs & shops with interesting beer - not to mention some of our specialist shops for cards, sweets etc.
I’d love a Meatliquor (although ED is not that far) or a Middle Eastern place with the option to get a takeaway when you come off a late train. I know the new Lazy Chef has some grilled kebabs but not sure how late it’s open or if they do takeout. A BBQ joint might also do a good trade? It seems easier to think of restaurants.
I’m struggling to think of a shop that I’d use much that might be able to generate the income required to meet the suggested rent. I’m not sure whether M & Co’s decision to close was based only on low takings or a rent hike or a poor assortment. Would something like East Dulwich’s Sugar work in there?