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Monday, 23 January 2012
Martin Francis of Brent Green Party has started a petition about the Willesden Bookshop. Brent Council has given the bookshop notice to quit so that it can redevelop the Willesden Library Centre. The petition appears to be arguing that the bookshop should be included as part of the new Willesden Library centre. Presumably, Martin wants the Council to help the bookshop to temporary premises, and then to move back 18 months later. Would any retailer really find it attractive to have two disruptive and expensive moves in a period of less than two years? Given that any retail space in the new library centre will be much higher quality than the current provision, the rent is likely to be much higher. Would it not be more sensible to move to premises somewhere in the immediate area?