The terrace of 19th century shops at the end of Railton Road (otherwise known as Station Square) in the centre of Herne Hill is looking a bit sad these days (see photo below).
As planned, the premises are being closed prior to extensive refurbishment by their owners, Network Rail. With the assistance of Network Rail, two of the tenants have found alternative premises in the previously refurbished railway arches on Milkwood Road. The vintage furniture shop is still trading, from premises on Dulwich Road. All the shops are boarded up pending the start of the rebuilding programme.
All except one: the Best Kebab shop, which defiantly continues trading.
We are guessing that all of the work can start until these tenants finally depart. Presumably they are exercising their right to trade until the end of their lease.
Hopefully Network Rail can shed some light on this situation.