This is not a rhetorical question
July 16, 2011
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How many Tescos does Lewisham need? According to its store finder there are currently three in SE13 alone: the massive one by the station, an Express in an Esso station on Loampit Vale and an Express in Hither Green’s Meridian South development. There’s an Express about to open on Lewisham High Street opposite the junction with Courthill Road, and by the looks of it the L&Q development next to the job centre is being built above – another Tesco. Unless the hoardings are actually pointing to the previous one, a ten minute walk up the road… no, no, it is going to be a Tesco Fucking Metro. So SE13 will have five Tescos.
Not to mention the one by Catford station which is technically SE6, and isn’t there another one on Loampit Vale?
You’d think I’d have more of a point about this, but all I can summon the energy to do is slump my head down on my desk and moan about my lovely, quirky, generally-still-quite-independent-albeit-slightly-scuzzy-round-the-edges, manor being blanded all to hell.