Here they come…the new shops are moving into the old Woolworth’s building. The first one to announce its arrival is T-Mobile and it is a bit of a disappointment, frankly. Who can get excited about a mobile phone shop? Especially when you can buy a SIM card for a fiver in the market.
Another high-street chain will be the second shop to move in – H&M. What do you think? Is it a depressing take-over by the big brands or just great to have new shops nearby? I personally find it hard to forgive either of them for the removal of the art deco ‘Woolworth’ lettering on the shop front…
There are two new mobile phone shops being opened in the riot-damaged building next to the railway bridge – so we have CPW, Phones 4 U, T Mobile, O2, 3, Vodafone…
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Yes mobile phone shop a bit dull, but same as any other high street in any other part of London I suppose. Happy about H&M – good affordable brand and means Brixton high street now has a decent array of clothes shops.
Eventually, I’d love to see them getting rid of the pound stores and sports shops and add some more local community shops, delis, cafes, but development will take time.
Sasha @ The Happiness Project London
I wonder what became of the Woolworths lettering? I hope they didn’t bloody bin it! Shame they are big brands but the High Street is a bit rubbish anyway – it’s the side streets that make Brixton.
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