Brockley Cross site to let

Louise writes:

After lots of Brockley Central debate about the shortage of space for opening businesses in the area, I noticed there's now a sign on the recently-closed Brockley Cross Supermarket from the landlord, asking people to ring him if they're interested in renting it. I thought people might want to check it out.

9 comments:

Joe Sheeran said...

Fingers crossed for a proper green grocer

Crofty said...

Ah that'd be good. Was talking to a builder on Saturday who did the work on Mr Lawrence's when it was opening as a wine bar years and years ago - until then, he said, it had been a greengrocer. Love the winebar but a greengrocer would be wayyy more useful. I guess it will never happen, though.

Croton Park-o-holic said...

I dunno - in CP there is already the Budgens, Co-op and the funny convenience shop that sells fruit and veg by the bowl + you can get your organic kale from broca food market or the Saturday market - personally I'd take the bar (or craft beer dispensary as it is soon to become) over a greengrocer - but then I'm the drinking type!

Woman of Brockley said...

I think he was wrong. There was a baker's in that approximate area and a greengrocer's on the opposite side of the road, which I think is now a hairdresser's shop. It was a very good traditional greengrocer's business but it closed because the family struggled to make it pay once the big supermarkets arrived in the area. All the small independent shops on Brockley Road closed for the same reason back in the 80s or 90s, leaving what we see now - hairdressing salons, chicken and other fast food outlets, convenience stores, bookies, for the most part. The demographic has changed round here now, though, and who knows? Maybe there would be enough demand to keep a good greengrocer's in business again, as there is in Nunhead and on Lordship Lane.

Westie said...

Would anyone really want to buy fruit and veg on that traffic choked corner, the produce would be covered in exhaust fumes. Anyway the Broca Food is relocating to the Dress Agency, which is a shame for us Westsiders. Sainsbury's claims it's first scalp.

maisie_moo said...

Alternatively I see that the Thai restaurant (Smiles), on Foxberry Rd, is for sale for £650k. Shame it's not the one on the main road instead.

Loops said...

It wouldn't be any different to buying veg on any other busy road in London. You can always wash it before you eat it. Broca is moving less than a mile from its current location - is there a secret boundary that 'Westsiders' aren't allowed to cross? Saying that, only a millionaire could afford to do their regular grocery shop at Broca!

Brockster said...

I heard from Broca owner they are no longer moving to the Dress Agency as the landlord inflated the rent at the very last minute. Maybe they could move into Brockley Cross Supermarket!

Earl said...

Yeah their 6 free range eggs for a quid is extortionate, and the bigger range of veg being usually cheaper than Sainsburys really grinds my gears. It's gentrification gone mad!

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