A former pub in Charlton is to become a Vietnamese restaurant.
Acorn confirmed the deal earlier this week for the former White Horse on Woolwich Road.
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Passing by yesterday on the bus showed signage already applied. I tried to take a photo but the picture was a blurry mess, but it appeared to be called Saigon.
The pub underwent an expensive refit in the recent past (as seen in the images above) but struggled to attract custom.
One issue here is limited passing footfall. Opposite lies a major area of industrial units which are due to see thousands of homes, though progress on that from has been extremely limited.
Only one site so far is underway (see image above).
To the east lay another development outside the 8,000-home Charlton Riverside masterplan.
That’s at the former Morris Walk estate which saw residents evicted before demolition in recent years – which wouldn’t help with custom.
Work on replacement housing – which will see an overall increase in homes – is well underway but not yet complete.
The area north of the railway line is most advanced where 152 former homes will be replaced by 304.
A further 462 homes are coming south of the railway.
Upon completion the new operators of the site can expect many more local residents which should help ensure a sustainable long term future.