The independent traders in the shopping centre have suffered a blow with Tesco’s decision to close their Metro store permanently. Smaller traders depend on the ‘footfall’ big stores attract for much of their own business, so the closure will hit their trade too.
We have started a petition to Tesco, asking them to reverse their decision.
The store had been temporarily closed for a month to deal with a ‘pest problem’. We find it hard to believe the only solution to this is permanent closure. Tesco, Southwark Council and shopping centre owner, Delancey together can solve this problem without hurting the traders.
You can read more here.