The Word On The Street

We take a look at Chiswick's recent comings and goings

Site of the former Spar shop and petrol station

Definately A Bistro and Maybe A Black and Blue Two new restaurants arrive at once to Turnham Green Terrace

Years of Councillors' Toilet Talk Finally At An End With decision to demolish disused block on Turnham Green Common

Grow Local, Buy Local, Eat Local - Chiswick's Sarah Cruz on her 'rather good idea' of a glut trading scheme

Face Lift Proposed For Former Job Centre

As The Local Retail Landscape Continues To Change - We take a look at the contributing factors to traders' struggle for survival

Chiswick 'Legend' Not Set To Close Just Yet

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There has been a great deal of movement recently on Chiswick High Road with various comings, goings and developments approved so we thought we would start at the eastern end and work our way along to give residents an update.

The HSBC on the corner of High Road and Goldhawk Road has closed down with the premises being sold for development.

The 'luxury development' of three shops with flats above is now underway on the former Est Est Est site.

Outsider Tart has opened for business on the corner of Chiswick Lane, Chiswick Furniture Village is still holding their closing down sale and URBO has been replaced by clothes shop Iris.

Martin Kleiser is no more, Adamou's is back up for sale, and Boardwise has closed down after serving Chiswick 'dudes' for many years.

All traces of the Spar shop and petrol station have been removed although what will be in its place is yet to be confirmed.

Ar2 has replaced ECOne and the ill fated American Dry Cleaning premises has been beautifully renovated by the new owners who opened the doors of women's clothes shop Fino last week.

21 years after they first opened on Fulham Road, wine merchants Charles Lea and Patrick Sandeman have brought Lea & Sandeman to Chiswick.

Urban Extremes and Dr China sites have both closed for business although Chiswick Theatre Arts is currently renting space from the latter whilst their Devonshire Road premises are undergoing refurbishment.

The former Lauristons site is under offer believed to be from another estate agent.

Moving past Turnham Green Common and the soon to be demolished toilet block, Kids Rooms has taken up residence in what used to be Top Hat Dry Cleaners (since moved to Devonshire Road) breathing new life into a row of shops that have been empty for quite some time.

New estate agency Urban Suburban have moved into what was Burlingtons,
Tesco are reported to have acquired the old Swan Rental Building and the former Job Centre is all set for a face lift.

If we've missed anyone on the High Road out please let us know

October 12, 2009