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Oriental City - back from the dead!

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Not of interest to all on here, but a few years ago, despite protests and a petition, the wonderful food court and Far Eastern shopping centre 'Oriental City' in Colindale (North London) was closed down, to make way for a B&Q.

That development fell through, so a perfectly servicable building lay empty, mourned by many, as it was an unofficial community centre as much as a food and retail operation. Shabby, yes, but laid-back and fun, full of interesting little shops and eatieries.

But it looks like it will return, bigger and better than ever. :) :) :) :) :)

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Not of interest to all on here, but a few years ago, despite protests and a petition, the wonderful food court and Far Eastern shopping centre 'Oriental City' in Colindale (North London) was closed down, to make way for a B&Q.

That development fell through, so a perfectly servicable building lay empty, mourned by many, as it was an unofficial community centre as much as a food and retail operation. Shabby, yes, but laid-back and fun, full of interesting little shops and eatieries.

But it looks like it will return, bigger and better than ever. :) :) :) :) :)

lucky you

China Town in Leeds used to extend from the bottom of vicar lane beyond and including the famous/notorious Jumbo restaurant. Lots of little supermarkets, and a cluster of businesses including food stores housed in a formewr office building. That shut down and now there are fewer food shops the main one of which is a largish chinese/generic far east super market. You could roam around the area for ages, now you can't.

http://www.blottr.com/leeds/breaking-news/leeds-chinatown-decline-or-expansion

the moribund Eastgate scheme has cauterized a once interesting part of Leeds.

Edited by l'angelo mysterioso

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