Broca Food Market renews shop search

The BFM's planned move from their home on Mantle Road to Brockley Cross has been scrapped, but they aim to move as soon elsewhere in SE4 once a new tenant's been found for their current unit.

Erin says:

"BFM needs a smaller retail footprint with a more space for a kitchen. I've found another property in Brockley that's perfect and will move there as soon as someone takes the Mantle road property. But there hasn't been any real interest yet! It's such a great space and would be fab for a restaurant or bar!!! We run pop ups quite often in there and it's such a large space!

"When we finally get a new tenant in, we shall move to the new space and be open within the same week. So all the real bread and local veggie fans don't have to panic!"

So Bird's is going back on the market, looking for a new buyer, BFM's staying put in SE4, one way or another, and there is a ready made space in the middle of Brockley for someone who wants to take their chance at opening a new bar, cafe, restaurant or shop. Come on people. Make it happen!

25 comments:

something nice please said...

A restaurant would lovely but if Erin needs more space for a kitchen it doesn't sound that viable. Any indication on the area BFM might be eventually relocating to?

LdnSE4 said...

Brockley 'Central' is well served by pubs and bar. There's Gantry, Orchard and Brockley Barge.

Buffalo Bill said...

The area does lack evening entertainment so a restaurant/bar would be great. Not sure about the planning situation and or local NIMBYs though.

Good location too.

Brockley Nick said...

Yes, it's not bad. But another place would bring welcome variety, help to create a bit of critical mass (so that people are more likely to think local in terms of a night out) and add some much-needed nightlife to the west side. Perhaps more to the point, a bar would probably succeed at this location.

Paddyom said...

I am surprised Sainsburys aren't all over it.

Interested in knowing said...

What would the annual rent be, could you state it on here?

Aricana said...

I'll miss the Broca Food Market, although sure to visit when it relocates. I also think this space would be perfect for a bar/restaurant and the kitchen space certainly looks bigger than The Gantry's.

Canonlyeatsomuchkfc said...

Catford Food Market, Erin. Pretty please?

Broccola said...

Hi. We would be potentially interested in taking over the place...can please someone provide BFM's email address? I am travelling so I won't be able to go there in person for few days....Thank you all.

What kind of place? said...

Hi everyone, i live on the door step of BFM and am very sad to see it move but glad it still has a home ...I am interested in starting up my own bar/restaurant... can i ask what sort of bar/restaurant do you feel there is a demand for? between the places listed below over at Brockley Central they seem to have most bases covered, and as this side of the station seems so much quieter i would worry there wouldn't be the custom. I also wonder whether because it is very residential, and with the primary school across the road, a bar wouldn't perhaps go down so well, it would be great to bring a bit of the other side over to our side of the station I think though!

gym? said...

what about a small gym? we don't have a gym in brockley...

terrencetrentderby said...

A wolf in sheeps clothing of a comment, laced with NIMBY threats.

Alisam Fragrancers 😱👀 said...

There are shops on comerford road and the shop next door but one will go under development in Feb. The old betting shop will be a hairdresser ....o and what about the gift shop next to laundry they may want to be bought out! Hey I'm just saying

Alisam Fragrancers 😱👀 said...

What's going to happen with the old place

Alisam Fragrancers 😱👀 said...

Was it the rent and rates or?

Duh said...

Go for a run for God's sake, the last thing we need is a pointless mini gym!!

hooglie said...

I think a pizza restaurant/ cafe would be amazing and just what Brockley needs.
A cafe would be fab in the daytime and a cool pizza/ bar/ cafe in the evening !!!

lOUI said...

Something that won't attract drunks or loud music....as i live across the road!

maisie_moo said...

hello@brocafoods.com

brockley man said...

What about a creche/play school?

RL said...

I think a nice bar that did local beers, and served food would be a really nice thing for the West Side. Good pizza would be welcome! I think to have an evening food choice that was nice but a little cheaper than the Gantry or the Orchard, would get a lot of people out who just fancied a casual night out.

Zoe Leigh Parker said...

After being tipped off by a friend who lives nearby Broca, I have been to view the property a couple of times now as I am looking for somewhere for a sandwich bar/ cafe. I love the shop and it seems ideal. I would say that the agents have not been particularly helpful, so if anyone from Broca would talk to me directly so I can get some answers to my queries that would be fab.

Choochoo said...

So has it now moved then? Saw them packing up yesterday night and it was empty in there.

Ally E said...

wow Duh, not everyone is into running

Juliette said...

My heart was broken when I saw the shop closed! So happy to know that you are just relocating!

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