The Curse of the CamberwellOnline Blog strikes again.
July 2004: I discuss Blake House restaurant.
January 2005: Blake House closes down.
October 2004: I talk about Rock‑8 Tapas Bar.
March 2005: Rock‑8 closes down.
April 2005: I wonder about Grosevnor Steak House.
June 2005: Grosvenor Steak House closes down.
It’s been there as long as I can remember with no customers, doing just fine, then as soon as I open my mouth (or, rather, move my hands) it ups and closes down. I’m going to watch what I say from now on.
On a more serious note, there’s a lot of shop and bar space that’s just not being picked up. Grosevnor, Bees, Blake House, 4 Sure We’re D Best… high street locations sitting empty. Is Camberwell dying? Where are people going?
On the subject of closing down, the Texaco petrol station on Camberwell New Road disappeared really quickly; like, overnight. Went past it on the bus one day: right as rain. Next day: stripped bare. Pumps gone. The works. Is there going to be more housing development there? Anyone heard?