We champion any ideas that create new ways for independents to thrive in the market. This idea of merging bookshops & record stores we love:
Creating new ways to do business by sharing space or bringing different ideas together. Here are some of our favourite shops that encapsulate this creative thinking of merging:
One major challenge for local shopping is getting everything you need in one trip. So we applaud Sandy’s Fishmongers in Twickenham who sell excellent meats & cheeses too. So not only can you buy your razor shell clams and whole salmon but gooey brie and tasty sausages. We need more of these!
Scooterworks – a Waterloo favourite. A scooter repair & supply business and excellent cafe/bar. How useful is that?!?
Greensmiths, also Waterloo, a traditional looking food shop & cafe but actually a rather radical return to the idea of co-op/concession shopping. A number of excellent businesses have come together to provide their food including iconic butchers Ginger Pig, Post Office Bakery and, one we know well now, Waterloo Wines.
Brill – record shop and cafe serving quite brilliant coffee in the very charming Exmouth Market.
Lock 7 in Broadway Market where you can “come in and have a drink, some cake, a meal and get your cycle repaired or just browse our selection of cycle accessories or second hand cycles.”
We’re on the lookout for more....