Balham Waitrose closing

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MrBalham99
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Balham Waitrose closing

Postby MrBalham99 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:31 am

Have heard that John Lewis have earmarked Balham Waitrose for closure. Anyone else know more?
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Re: Balham Waitrose closing

Postby SW12Pops » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:28 pm

I would be stunned if that's the case.

How/where did you hear?
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Re: Balham Waitrose closing

Postby MrBalham99 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:09 pm

Friend of a friend, high up in UK food retail. So I have no direct confirmation but it was apparently said seriously. And not on 1 April
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Re: Balham Waitrose closing

Postby chestnut » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:12 am

I've always thought this branch must be a goldmine at the weekends, but it can be a little on the quiet side during the week. I'd have thought that overall it was more profitable than several of the Little Waitrose outlets I've experienced.
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Postby Pashazade » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:40 am

It would be surprising. Buts it’s the worst Waitrose that I have ever shopped in so I wouldn’t miss it.
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Postby CatherineM » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:10 pm

I really hope it's not closing. I'd be lost without it! The staff are so friendly and helpful, I'm sure it will be missed by many - not only for a pleasant shopping experience, but also the click and collect service. The alternative is clapham junction which is not nearly as good. If anyone knows more, please do let us know.
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Re: Balham Waitrose closing

Postby boonkoh » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:43 pm

I'm surprised as the car park is always full on the weekends.

Agree its not one of the better Waitrose - could do with a renovation, and its a bit small (I was spoilt by the gigantic one at Canary Wharf for several years).

Still, it would be a shame if it closed. I wonder why they're thinking of it. Nappyvalleynet being too digital forward and too many people doing online grocery shops instead?
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Re: Balham Waitrose closing

Postby crazyliz72 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:58 pm

The store is scheduled for a refit, they are not closing (I work for the company if anyone is wondering how I know)! :)
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Re: Balham Waitrose closing

Postby Talkman » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:36 am

Oh. Em. Gee. I really don’t know how I’d possibly cope if the closure news was true. It’s so hard to find decent sushi, organic spirulina and quinoa in Balham. As for co-ordinating picnic essentials, well I’d simply be lost. And don’t even get me started on the free coffee. I literally hyperventilated with relief when I saw it’s just having a refurbishment. It’d be even better if they could expand the store by getting rid of the library, I mean let’s face it. Waitrose do sell books. Surely it’s a no brainer.
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Re: Balham Waitrose closing

Postby B-M » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:17 pm

No way should the library close - that is an appalling suggestion! I use the car park for the library, if and when I can, and will spend the amount necessary to re-claim the parking charge as I appreciate shopping in Waitrose occasionally.
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Re: Balham Waitrose closing

Postby Claphamconery » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:18 pm

I suspect that was a tongue in cheek response taking the mickey out of a middle class problem, Waitrose closing
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Re: Balham Waitrose closing

Postby Talkman » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:30 pm

I’m pleased at least one person grasped my wry view of a first world problem.
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Re: Balham Waitrose closing

Postby juliantenniscoach » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:34 pm

Not just one! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Balham Waitrose closing

Postby Talkman » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:26 pm

Phew!
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Postby windmill26 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:10 pm

Talkman wrote:Oh. Em. Gee. I really don’t know how I’d possibly cope if the closure news was true. It’s so hard to find decent sushi, organic spirulina and quinoa in Balham. As for co-ordinating picnic essentials, well I’d simply be lost. And don’t even get me started on the free coffee. I literally hyperventilated with relief when I saw it’s just having a refurbishment. It’d be even better if they could expand the store by getting rid of the library, I mean let’s face it. Waitrose do sell books. Surely it’s a no brainer.
:lol:
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