The Brixton Blog is supporting a petition urging Lambeth council to step in and help save a historic pub.
It emerged last week that the supermarket giant Tesco wants to open a small ‘Express’ store on the site of Music Bar George IV, Brixton Hill, marking an end to years of live music at the site.
The news has attracted a number of comments from Brixton Blog readers who feel unhappy at the prospect of yet another small supermarket on Brixton Road.
The petition, which has already attracted 346 signatories, says the following:
“We are opposed to the George IV pub (currently known as Music Bar) on Brixton Hill becoming a Tesco. We don’t want to lose another pub and we are concerned at the negative impact on local businesses.
“We call on the council to work with us to find a way to save this historic music venue, and to oppose further supermarket expansion in Brixton.”