Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Lidl Coming to Shepherd's Bush

Two weeks ago I was having my hair cut by the excellent Polish stylists in the West 12 Centre (£5! How can you go wrong?) and I asked what was happening to the old Morrisons space that has been empty since November 2016. "Lidl is coming", they said. "Really? Is that true?" I asked. "50% true", they said.

Anyway it turns out that the rumour is true, and it just goes to show that barbers and hair stylists always get the news first.  Lidl is coming, hopefully in place by Christmas, so budget supermarket shopping will return to Shepherd's Bush. You can read the full story here.

Of course, we don't know how long they will stay. The rumour is that West 12 Centre is up for a major redevelopment, and they are only offering short leases at present - which is why the Post Office moved to Westfield, and not W12.  If so, this would explain why there are so many vacant spaces in the shopping centre, and might also help to explain why Morrisons left.

But that is only a rumour. Consider it 50% true.

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