Hey Hackney Wick!! We have new neighbours!!!
I know that we are world famous for our welcomes, so please make our new friends very welcome to the Wick won't you?
But did you know that just below the flats in Vantage Square, there is a huge amount of retail space!? This is actually quite a serious subject for us here in Hackney Wick.
Just what kind of shops & services occupy these outlets is so very important to us all in hackney wick.
If it simply gets filled with bookies, fried chicken shacks & more off-licenses - then it will attract some serious anti-social behaviour at all times of the day & night.
But put in a lovely supermarket, a deli, a greengrocer, fish monger, bakery, butcher, cycle shop, bookshop, etc - then it will start feeling like the village that the Wick is!
I have spent a few hours outside in the freezing cold all along the sidewalk, and this is the wish-list of what some of you want so far......
Art gallery/art store, bookshop, world deli, cycle shop, pharmacy, bakery, library, comfy coffee bar, computer games shop, green grocer/plant nursery, general store, creche, lidl, hair dressers, local crafts shop.
The rest is up to all of us. There are some seriously talented people here in The Wick. Please suggest some more ideas for what shops you would like to browse around in.
But then....... please start talking to all your friends & family - and convince some of them to actually propose approaching the developers Family Mosaic on 020 7089 1315
Please check out: http://vantagesq.co.uk/cms/view/id/19/cms/view/id/3