If you can't pop, you have no shop

Local artist Emma Cousin is looking for a location in Brockley to open a shop - initially a pop-up. As ever, finding a suitable location is proving tricky for these local entrepreneurs, so she's asking for suggestions from BC readers:

I am trying to put together plans with two business partners to open a shop - pop up to begin with - in Brockley. We plan to present art, crafts, interiors and antiques and generally present a colourful hub of interest on the street.

They're looking to open as soon as possible, so thoughts welcome...

23 comments:

Mezzer said...

What about the place that was the temporary Green Party office during the election? Amost opposite St Andrew's Church on Brockley Road...

M said...

Shop on the Hill? Although I'm still hoping someone will re-open that...

Anonymous said...

there's an empty space next to The Orchard, sounds like she's got some strict criteria for her pop up. Does pop up mean she'll squat in somebody's empty premises?

mg said...

Where White's used to be, next to the Rivoli.

Brockley Nick said...

Pop-up is just a vogueish phrase meaning short-term.

Headhunter said...

Place on the corner of Tyrwhitt and Lewisham Way? Old greengrocers I think, although admittedly the building doesn't look in good nick...

drakefell debaser said...

What about the vaccant space in the Tea Factory where a tea shop was going to open? It looks like a big space and lots of traffic goes by there which will help them become noticed.

Anonymous said...

Your right there HH,I dont think there are any floors top to bottom.

patrick1971 said...

Something's going on at Nightwatch in Ladywell - builders in there the last few mornings clearing out all the junk.

The Sweeney's Cafe (RIP) site in Ewhurst Road hasn't been occupied by anyone else yet.

Anonymous said...

The abandoned dry-cleaners at Brockley Cross - a decent amount of passersby there surely?

Ask Toes said...

Ask Toes

The Cat Man said...

Mantle road!!

Brockley Nick said...

Riddled with rot, owners Network Rail can't lease it.

Michael said...

The vacant shop on Endwell Rd?

Crofton Park Ranger said...

The church before it becomes a restaurant/resi?

Or has it started becoming restaurant/resi already?

(thats easy for you to say).

Anonymous said...

Gee, doesnt look like there is anything....better decamp to the Westend.

Ed said...

So the council will allow NR to allow that property to rot until when? Forever? Surely there must be a mechanism to purchase at a massive discount with an undertaking to repair...

Is it just me that thinks it is ridiculous to have two permanently closed shop fronts (and charming ones at that) at the heart of BX?

Brockley Nick said...

Totally agree, Ed.

Anonymous said...

Mantle road. Next to that new lovely hairsalon? Or tea-factory?

Michael said...

Do you know the rent on that Mantle Rd unit is £650 a month? That sounds like an ok deal to me. If you put the right business in there it could do very well. There is and will increasingly be a lot of footfall on that street.

Nux said...

One assumes that Kriss Kuts barbers shop's old premises will be empty very soon as they are moving to the Aladdin's Cave site - so maybe they could pop up in CP?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the one on Mantle Road is cheaper than some flats around the area.

Anonymous said...

Something like this would be very welcome!

What about the old 'Oak Estates' shop on the parade near the Brockley Mess. Or on the former Cafe Neu stretch? The Brockley Holistics unit?

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