Brockley Cross Supermarket gone

The Brockley Cross corner shop has closed for good. The area is not short of alternatives - most obviously the neighbouring Londis - but they were BC's preferred option locally and their departure now leaves this blighted bit of street scape looking pretty empty.

10 comments:

terrencetrentderby said...

I have fond memories of this place, one such goes back to about 12 years ago, after popping in to buy fags with my date a local man, the type of cockney gent you seldom see in Brockley these days, remarked with a smile "cor you lucky bastard, give her one for me".

As I said fond memories from a bygone era.

Loops said...

What a charmer. If only letches like that had remained in that 'bygone era'.

Headhunter said...

They used to stock a powdered beverage labelled "cock flavour soup" (cock as in chicken I assume) which used to make me giggle in a Beavis and Butthead kinda way....

gerri444 said...

Is there anyone in Brockley that remembers "Lodges" which was located where St. Norbert and Arica Roads meet? A wonderful shop with incredible staff. They sold dried goods and would deliver groceries on a regular basis. I lived in Mallory Close off of St. Norbert during my childhood, am 68 now and live in Canada but for old time sake review this website for nostalgic reasons.

terrencetrentderby said...

I wouldn't live in Lewisham if I was a woman.

123 said...

I think I have never been in there. Hopefully replaced by a Costa coffee, they are advertising in Brockley Cross, is it the propaganda that precedes the attack?

Headhunter said...

So you long for days gone by when it was OK for cheeky cockney chappies to be generally misogynistic but that was OK because women shouldn't live in Lewisham.... Bring on gentrification, that's all I can say...

Stefan said...

My top five choices for potential replacements:

1) A cat cafe
2) 'Mrs Duchess' - a corner shop where the owner hands you a cup cake with your change, but only if she likes you.
3) A shop that only sells broccoli.
4) A cafe selling simple,healthy meals for £2.50 (crowd-funded?)
5) Fortnum and Mason outlet store.

My predictions for actual replacement:

Costa.

Great Expectations said...

Costa type places tend to be in shopping centres and major stations, where there are big crowds, lots of 'footfall'. Brockley is quite safe. If any big chain will arrive, it will probably be a supermarket. The MOT centre and Sorting Office sites will be developed soon enough. We could do with some decent bars and restaurants. There are a lot of dormant businesses in Brockley that could be turned around if the owners sold up.

Brockley Nick said...

Costa would never choose this spot.

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