Chop Chop for Chinatown?
Thought it best for my first piece to highlight this article posted yesterday on the Beeb. Its quite shocking how relentless the march of redevelopment has become. The new Apple store used to be… ? Can anyone remember what was there before? I can’t, yet here it seems a part of Chinatown is under threat. Here is something worth keeping because its worth remembering these stores serve a living community. Sure, this isn’t New York’s Chinatown we’re talking about here, but thats for a whole host of reasons. Is this a creeping destruction of what has made London such a pleasure to live in? You don’t agree? Then take a walk to Spittalfields and you’ll see how the heart of the place has been torn out. Next is Smithfields.
Lets hope that this works out for the best.
I promise my next piece is a bit of better news.