|Opposition Builds Up To Pissarro Site Redevelopment|
Residents urged to object to restaurant being replaced with flats
Opposition is building up to the redevelopment of the former Pissarro restaurant site at Corney Reach, by the River Thames.
The Corney Reach residents’ group understands there have been more than 36 expressions of interest to take over the site as a café/bar/restaurant but for one reason or another these have either been rejected or not progressed by the freeholders, Gort Investments.
Those interested in taking on the restaurant include a celebrity TV chef and some Chiswick backers.
The current application lodged by the freeholder, Gort Investments Ltd is for conversion of the existing restaurant and first floor flat and an extension to provide eight two-bedroom flats with parking spaces and bicycle storage.
The view of the river from Pissarro
The restaurant, which was named in honour of the 'Father of French Impressionism', Camille Pissarro (who painted many local scenes in the 1890s), opened in the late 1990s when it was owned by local investors. The restaurant has had a chequered history,and at one stage suffered a serious fire. It closed down last January saying there was not enough business to make it a commercial success.
July 18, 2014