I have been told by one the business's on Balham High road that the property company that owns the block of shops opposite Du Cane Court are thinking about not renewing the leases. Effectively we can say goodbye to The Laundrette, Bucci, The Dry Cleaners, The Nightingale, Flower shop, Noels studios and the Spicy noodle bar!
The Excelsior club is already closed....
Talk about stripping the life out of the community.... all in the name of rising rents! Many of those businesses have been around for decades.
I have lived here for 16 years and am getting increasingly fed up (to put it politely) with seeing the area ripped apart and replaced by the big corporate chains.
'Bland' is something I thought London would never be...
What do people think of 'gentrification' ?