The Dulwich Estate has confirmed that a convenience store called ‘Simply Fresh’ will be taking over the former Shepherds unit in the Village but we don’t yet know when they will start trading.  We await information on the opening date. The ‘Proud Sow’ the new butcher did not open as originally promised at the end of August. It appears that it has yet to receive planning permission for alterations to the shopfront.

The former ‘Park Garage’ is under offer as a yoga studio and refurbishment work is ongoing. The former ‘Audi Showroom’ unit is also apparently under offer but we don’t know as what - the ‘Sari project’ is the current temporary occupier and its lease runs out in December.  

In West Dulwich, the former pizza restaurant next to Tesco’s has been taken by Eastern Mediterranean restaurant Peckham Bazaar. In the new development by the surgery, the chemist is due to open in October and one of the other four units has been let to the existing orthodontic practice in Park Hall Road. The Estate’s recent eNewsletter says that ‘it will provide state of the art cosmetic orthodontist services including providing semi and totally invisible braces. There will also be a retail section selling dentist and orthodontist products’

The Estate also says that the former kitchen shop on the corner of Alleyn Road is under offer, and that it will be carrying out a small-scale refurbishment of the former Lloyds bank before putting it on the market. There has also been some work in the former Phase Eight shop but there is no information on who the new tenant will actually be.