Some good news for the Greenwich Creekside area today. Those that know the development will know that with the exception of Meridian Fitness and Lollitots nursery, the commercial space under Greenwich Creekside has been empty for a while. There was recently an attempt by a rather dubious development company to convert the space into yet more flats, but the the council rejected the change of use proposals. This week there have been rumours that an alcohol licence has been applied for by one of the units, and company have been in touch to explain a little more…
"We are a family-run business (local to Greenwich) planning to set up a deli selling fresh juices, coffee, breads, ham, cheese, pastries, salads and the like to eat in or take away for those evenings where you can’t face the kitchen!
As locals to the area we have watched the rise in residential developments and people moving to the South-East and feel this has not been met by commercial developments offering people a place to socialise. We also feel that food chains and impersonal service is fast losing appeal and want to offer people a place where they are made to feel special. We want to create a relaxed environment where people can hang-out and enjoy fresh, local produce. We have a license to sell alcohol, so we are currently sourcing some great wines and craft beers, to serve alongside delicious sharing plates, such as charcuterie boards and a selection of antipasti.
We think our business will really support locals in providing a great social space and a place to eat and drink. We like to think of at as restaurant meets home kitchen…a place to indulge in affordable, simple food/drink whilst situated in a relaxed and friendly environment. We want to keep the menu small and flexible to offer customers the best seasonal foods and to minimise “Restaurant-style” fuss of huge menus and wasted food.
Please let people know that we are opening in order to make living in Greenwich and in particular Creekside better! We want to provide people with a great social space, affordable & delicious food and drink, friendly customer service adapting to local desires and to give confidence to more businesses so that we can help regenerate the area and make it a vibrant and awesome place!!”
I’m really delighted to hear that not only is some of the commercial space getting filled but also that the new business is so community-spirited, and I hope the residents of Greenwich and Deptford will welcome them with characteristic warmth when they arrive.