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Damn, I wanted to post this under the heading "Probably just a passing Fads" in honour of a previous diy store from years ago roughly where Gregg's is now. I couldn't remember its name but Linda Grant did.
Okay I'll bite.
An everyday object seen from an unusual angle? Fire extinguishers? An enormous adze? Rolls of emery paper? Replacement parts for Polaris?
It says "Keep Out". Might be a popular line, though I had another excellent experience in Bishop's today buying picture hanging bits and bobs. I doubt if next-door-to-rileys could compete.
New hardware store now open. An impressive range of products, should save a trek over to Homebase in future. Not so good though for Bishops and the Greek electrical shop.
And pleased to see the rather ferocious external security shutters have been replaced with internal ones. A bit less Fortress Tottenham and more in keeping with our urban village landscape.
I understand that a couple of members of the local planning group vigilantes took this up with Haringey enforcement to achieve the relocation. A small success for localism and the local authority. I rather dislike the peremptory instruction "DIY" hanging over the shopfront. "Can we help?" would have been friendlier.
Win some, lose some. It is reported that Thomerson's is to close. Where will we get those bits of wood?
I've given this a local headline and identified the cause