A vacant retail unit in Charlton left empty after Mothercare collapsed has seen plans submitted for a new branch of Wren Kitchens.
Note to Wren, you’ve said this is Greenwich. It isn’t. It’s Charlton. Don’t give me any of that “but it’s in Greenwich borough” nonsense; it’s the usual attempt to look a bit posher. Well, one trip to the mess that is Bugsby’s Way puts that to rest.
It’s about as nonsensical as “Royal Borough” signs in many places.
Of course these plans predate recent issues though Wren have opened some other stores recently. How they’ll fare when furlough ends and unemployment rises further remains to be seen.
Large signs they plan have proclaiming “5 years interest free credit” perhaps offers a glimpse into how they hope people can pay during a severe downturn in the economy. Whether a credit free for all is possible is another thing.
Meanwhile other the other side of Bugsbys Way there are now Wilko signs going up as the company prepares to close its Woolwich branch.