Tag Archives: George Street

Waitrose’s closure is another nail in town centre’s coffin

Another nail in the coffin of Croydon as a retail centre will be hammered in place tomorrow, with the closure of the Waitrose supermarket on George Street. The closure was announced by the groceries arm of the John Lewis Partnership … Continue reading

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Waitrose confirms closure plan for its George Street store

The cry went out from horrified shoppers all across Croydon: “But where am I to get my lemongrass?” Waitrose, the supermarket of choice for all those eager young professionals paying over-the-odds for “executive apartments” in Croydon town centre, this morning … Continue reading

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90mph winds send pedestrians and bricks flying in Croydon

STORM VIDEO SPECIAL: The wind tunnel caused by East Croydon’s tall towers send pedestrians tumbling, while a Brick by Brick build in South Norwood is disintegrating, brick by brick, and Mitcham Road is blocked off by felled trees Footage shot … Continue reading

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All square at Wendy’s when they offer a feast for the eyes

They’ve been queueing around the block on George Street to try out Croydon’s newest burger joint, but BELLA BARTOCK, our culture correspondent, got in there early to find out what all the fuss is about It’s unusual for me to … Continue reading

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George Street’s wind tunnel is causing dangerous problems

CROYDON COMMENTARY: There could be a towering reason for the second closure in a year of the area in front of East Croydon Station because of damage to the building’s glass canopy, according to DAN MAERTENS In some ways, the … Continue reading

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Restaurant and offices destroyed in blaze on George Street

Roads in the town centre and the tram line between East Croydon and Reeves Corner were closed this morning after a fire on George Street destroyed a restaurant and upstairs offices. The blaze took more than 100 firefighters drawn from … Continue reading

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Council director promises to find new home for Carers Centre

One of the council’s most senior executives has given a firm undertaking that, together with the borough’s wealthiest charity, a new home will be found for the Croydon Carers Support Centre which is currently based on George Street. Permission was … Continue reading

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Carers Week at Croydon Carers Support Centre, Jun 11-17

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Wetherspoons buy pub next to Whitgift Centre in £4m deal

The public house on George Street which has pictures on its wall depicting Croydon “Corruption” and “Regeneration” has been subject to a multi-million-pound property deal, potentially to take advantage of an uplift in real estate values because of the council’s … Continue reading

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Spreading it on a bit thick: adding up for a bargain

There’s a supermarket on George Street which just keeps on giving. In a picture story sense, if nothing else beyond those little green tokens you’re handed at the check-out. Our loyal reader may remember this…

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George cheers travellers while they wait for the tram

ANDREW LENG’s Croydon pub crawl takes a pause, as indeed does he, while waiting for a tram in George Street It’s Wednesday afternoon, I’ve just finished work and before I hop on the tram home, I nip in to The … Continue reading

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Addiscombe Road disappears from East Croydon

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