It is a shame to see Ruby and Norm moving out. Over the past few years it has been a welcome addition to the area. This Radical has popped in for tea every so often and made a couple of purchases (including a fine leather armchair). R&N also hosted a few pop up dining events that your Radicals never manage to make it too. Still, the letter posted on the door is positive about future plans and Ruby and Norm will still be trading at Greenwich Market. We await to see what takes it’s place.
The former Woodman pub, that has mostly been closed and empty for at least five years has been let. It is always disappointing to see a pub close, but since it has barely been open at least a use has been found for the unit – a smart looking plumbing supplies store (no jokes about u-bends…). Rather pleasingly the old pub sign, with a gold cock atop it remains.
Moving to more unfamiliar territory, Evolve Fitness Studio has moved in, a little ironically, next to the Awesome Café greasy spoon, and the angling supplies store has had a facelift.
Just a little further up the road, near the NHS pharmacy, is the intriguing addition of Nana Icie’s Music, a purveyor of vinyl, CDs, and DVDs. Nearby the bridal wear/fashion(?) shop Rags and Beau has closed.
No post on Lee High Road can go without a mention of the still (over five years now) empty ‘Dirty South’ pub. Formerly the Rose and Crown and the venue for Kate Bush’s first gig.