Take no pleasure in this, but it seems like a bunch of places are shutting down or on the edge of going. This month seems really tough for retail+restaurants.
So far we've got:
and "The Plaza", formerly Red Rita, looks like it's closed but I'm not sure.
And I'm not sure if we count Chrysos as an early victim.
On the flip side you have the fruit-on-a-wallpaper-pasting-table stand at the corner of Well's Terrace expanding into their shiny new Global International Continental Supermarket. They've even expanded their range from solely fruit to fruit and toilet paper now that they have a roof.
Of course, L'An 2000 Kompressor! How quickly we forget.
Florians has been replaced by "St James N8", which seems to have been decorated in some weird retro-Eighties NY Gordon-Gekko-era Wall Street style. Or at least, someone in Crouch End's memory of that style.
I imagine they play Kenny Loggins "Danger Zone" in there every night.
Andy - I'm sure you must be right. If you look at their facebook page you'll see it's actually being run by Kenny Loggins:
Oh no - that'd mean no (decent) sherry suppliers at all on the strip!
I can't believe Jacks is on its way out. I spend 95% of my salary in there.
Met's hairdressers are doing haircuts for £5
Credit Crunch is cited as being the reason, though I expect everybody needing more hair at winter is also contributing
Um, I'm pretty sure it was open yesterday. I'll check tonight.
Always shut on Sundays I believe until quite later.
Jacks is still well and truly open but he did refuse to order some Aperol in for me. Too specialist! So I will have to walk over the hill to the rip-off Italian Deli in CE every time I need a bottle - they charge £20 when the going rate is £15 online or £17 somewhere else less convenient.
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