Heroes and Legends closes, Foxtons sets its sights on Croydon, and various places change their names

08 Dec 2014


A European-inspired restaurant called Yumn Brasserie has opened at 69–71 South End. This fills a building that had been vacant for several years, which is always pleasing to see.

A combination cafe and Chinese buffet restaurant called Hot N Sour has opened at 65 Church Street. It serves cooked breakfasts before noon, and Chinese buffet food thereafter.

My PT Studio at 43 St George’s Walk has opened a second exercise studio a few doors down at number 35. Also on St George’s Walk, a new parcel delivery, courier, and cargo service called Mail Smart has opened at number 19.

A new branch of Morrisons M Local has opened at 6a Lansdowne Road, and a dry cleaners called Time Dry Cleaners has opened at 90 High Street (where Tacolisa used to be).


Heroes & Legends at 25–27 St George's Walk has closed.

Coming soon

Estate agent Foxtons has been granted planning permission to install a shopfront at 2–4 High Street.

Star Pubs & Bars (a division of Heineken UK) has been granted planning permission for new signage at The Folly, 13–15 Selsdon Road. The designs (PDF) look relatively upmarket, though it remains to be seen what the end result will actually be.

Other news

Several places have changed name over the past few weeks. Bombay 7 at 60 South End has rebranded to Navaratna, though the menu remains the same. Marco Aldany at 7–9 Crown Hill has rebranded to Millimetre. Croydon Tech Connect at 6 Station Road is now Imran Repair Centre.

Finally, the Italian restaurant in the Lansdowne Hotel has changed its name yet again, from Buongiorno Burgers to Salve. One wonders what it might be called in six months’ time.