Petition in session to save a Brixton stalwart
Brixton Market landlords Hondo Enterprises served Nour Cash and Carry with an eviction notice last month, and now the family-owned supermarket has set up a petition against the closure, slated for July 2020.
Samara Shaheen, whose family established the store in 2002, writes that “Brixton has changed dramatically over the past 10 years but the change cannot be at the expense of the people who have always served the community.” Hondo Enterprises says that the site is required for an electricity substation to meet growing power demands in the market, but those demands have grown under its steam as landlord, spearheading the kind of redevelopment that fractures the history of the market and its service to the local community. Nour has long stood against proposals to redevelop its space: a previous landlord attempted to impose a 22 percent rent increase and was brought down to 11 after a show of community support; under the terms of a section 25 notice, tenants can respond and ensure that landlords have to go to court to enforce it.
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