Here's a quick roundup of some shopfitting and shop-stripping around King's Cross:
Acorn House, the restaurant run by the Shoreditch Trust at 200 Gray's Inn Road, has CLOSED down and been combined with its sister restaurant, the Waterhouse in Shoreditch. The restaurant promoted itself as 'London's first eco-friendly training restaurant''. The reason for the move given is that the premises is being redeveloped.
Alcohol LICENCE APPLICATION for 94-96 Cromer Street (cnr Whidborne Street). This is currently a corner food shop. It wants to sell alchohol daily, with hours 8am to 8pm Monday to Saturday and until 3pm on Sunday. Concerned? The deadline to register objections is very soon: 4 August. The application is here.
Burrito Café — OPENING sometime soon (was supposed to be 28 July) on the site of Tony's Hemp Corner: 10 Caledonian Road. It doesn't appear to be part of a chain, at least I can't find anything else with quite the same name. As for burritos themselves, they're everywhere at the moment. The new kebab?
96 Caledonian Road (or thereabouts) — not sure what makes this section of the Cally such a magnet for money-sending shops, but here's a new one OPENING up, alongside other similar shops past and present. It's a 'Thai' one.
343 Gray's Inn Road, the site of the recently CLOSED KFC, is busily being stripped back to bare brick and refitted. I'm finding out what it's being reborn as and will report back.
Know of any others?