Passing through Amwell Street this morning, I was sad to see that this shop seems to have closed down.
In happier days, the shop was characterised by the flamingos in the window (some of them upside down) and its colourful sign board, showing, on one side the White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter and, on the other, a slightly raunchy Alice.
I may have spoken of the shop in a rather jocular tone and complained that whenever I went past it was always closed (not the best way to run a business, perhaps) but for all that I am sorry to see it gone. It was different and added colour to the Street.
It is not all loss, however, for a new shop has opened. These premises were previously occupied by a health food shop which unfortunately did not thrive and closed down. It’s good to see another business take its place and a slightly unusual one at that. Will it be a success? Well, perhaps, if unlike its neighbour it actually opens and lets people in…