Last year I wrote about some remnants of tiles and signage along a stretch of the eastern end of St Paul's Rd, Islington
One shop I talked about was No.274 where a business had just moved out and the interior was bare within lovely old white and green tiled walls showing its past history as a United Dairies shop. As seen on Google Streetview from August 2022.
Well, walking past it this morning, I was disappointed to see it now looks like this:
The exterior looks welcoming, but to me, and anyone who knows what's been lost here, it is a big loss. The tiled walls are nowhere to be seen. I was in a hurry and didn't properly check to see if they have been simply covered or painted. But why do people do this? Especially when this is clearly a cafe/food outlet and they probably even have milky drinks on the menu. Tiles are easy to clean.
Before, August 2022 c/o Google Streetview:
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