Tag Archives: High Street

Reggae beats help Valentines go smoothly on One Love night

Turtle Bay, the Caribbean restaurant on Croydon High Street, are injecting a big helping of light-hearted fun into Valentine’s Day this year, as they invite everyone to celebrate “One Love” on February 14. Customers can expect a laid-back Caribbean dinner served … Continue reading

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William Hill looking to close one-third of their betting shops

Could Croydon’s high streets become even emptier of active shops than some already are? Our retailing and betting correspondent, M.T. WALLETTE, with a hot tip for the 5.15 at Aintree on Saturday*, reports on how even the borough’s turf accountants … Continue reading

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After 97 years, Millets on the High Street is to shut up shop

Croydon’s anticipation for Westfield has already lasted longer than Beckett ever intended anyone to wait for Godot. And meanwhile, in the absence of the £1.4billion retailing Nirvana promised by council CEO Jo Negrini and the suits at Hammerson and Westfield, … Continue reading

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Portas Pilot has been a flop, admits scheme’s ex-chair

The Portas Pilot project, intended to revive business in Croydon’s ancient Surrey Street Market, has been a failure. That’s effectively the admission of Mary Portas, Prime Minister David Cameron’s “retail guru” and self-proclaimed “Queen of the High Street”. It is … Continue reading

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Portas starts to opens doors – for £1bn “Hammersfield”

LAST NIGHT’S TELLY: DAVID CALLAM, the former local newspaper business editor, reviews the opening episode of Mary Queen of the High Street, the Channel 4 series that spawned £2.7 million-worth of public grants, and poses an important question about her … Continue reading

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Green Dragon offers real ale, good food and all that jazz

Good beer and free music performances continue to make the Green Dragon, on the High Street, probably the best pub in the centre of Croydon. With jazz groups performing at the Green Dragon every Sunday, the pub also has some … Continue reading

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Sign of the times tells of councils, morons and traffic wardens

Our loyal reader has been in touch again, this time after thumbing through the pages of a trade magazine. Oh yes. Things are rarely more exciting. But after pointing out the story (see below), our loyal reader makes a very … Continue reading

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