12 Jun 2015

Independent shops are bringing some much-needed cool to London’s housing schemes

There was a time when retailers were an afterthought to housing developers. But increasingly sophisticated homeowners, used to an urban village life among coffee shops and boutiques, are demanding more.

This is all part of a growing desire to shed the synthetic image that surrounds new housing schemes. It’s all good business for Craig Fisher, director of CF Commercial, who convinced The Modern Pantry, Barry’s Bootcamp and PizzaBuzz to set up shop on the City outskirts. His team scour the streets “like property A&R scouts” looking for potential businesses to introduce to developers who need that missing je ne sais quoi.

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