Thursday, 1 January 2009

Silk Finish

One only has to peer in at the empty tables at many restaurants to know just how bad things are becoming - a 'ghost town' was how one restaurant owner described Worcester Park to me a few weeks ago.

Sadly the economic downturn has claimed its first victim in Worcester Park - Silks restaurant has closed its doors. Regular blog readers will know that I have become a huge fan of Silks and its closure will leave the Worcester Park restaurant scene a lot poorer.

The only slight positive is that the family owners of the business are planning to re-open the venue under a different guise at some point in the future so at least we will be spared yet another empty unit or charity shop.

James, the proprietor of Silks is waving goodbye to Worcester Park to move on to new ventures. I'm sure you'll join me in wishing him well for the future.