Saturday, 16 October 2010

An Open & Shut & Open & Shut Case

Andrews estate agents in Worcester Park has closed down. Again. 

The estate agency shut its doors during the dark days of the property downturn in the summer of 2008, only to emerge phoenix-like from the ashes in the summer of 2009, with the Deputy Mayor of Sutton on hand to cut the ribbon and quaff champagne.

Now, just over a year on from its rebirth, the doors have been shut once again. 

All of which adds to my theory that Worcester Park retail is something of a zero sum game - as soon as one new shop opens another closes (or vice versa if you want to be a bit more optimistic about things).

Either way, the welcome openings of new retail units over the past year seems to have been matched with an equal number of unwelcome closures. 

Welcome, though, to the new computer/mobile phone/techy-stuff shop (which also, according to the sign, repairs misspelled televeisons) which has opened next to Acacia hair and beauty.

I see there's a nail bar opening soon in the old 'Party Express' unit. Let's hope nothing closes to compensate for it.