Thursday, 12 November 2009

In A Piccolo

Caffe Piccolo has gone into liquidation and closed its restaurant in Worcester Park with immediate effect.

Given the cavernous size of the place and the pitiful numbers they managed to draw in of an evening, its closure was sadly inevitable.

Perhaps Cafe Piccolo might have survived were it not for the corporate might and heavy discounting of 'Pizza Express' across the road.

Then there was the arrival of Worcester Park's fourth Italian restaurant 'Bellini', which opened just a few days ago, threatening to dilute the market for Italian food even further.

Now we are left with yet another vacant unit - and a very hard one to fill, given it's size. Sad proof that the recession is far from over.