Discount supermarket Lidl unveils bid to open in Highgate and Muswell Hill
Discount supermarket Lidl could hit the high streets of Highgate and Muswell Hill under plans by the grocer to open dozens of new stores in upmarket parts of London.
The German-owned chain has revealed an ambitious expansion plan to open 281 new shops in the capital – including in some of its most affluent areas.
Lidl currently has only three stores in north west London: in Camden Town, Kentish Town and Cricklewood.
But Britain’s eighth-biggest supermarket chain has so far spurned Hampstead, Highgate and other London “villages”.
Lidl bosses revealed yesterday that it is looking for standalone sites of between 10,000 and 28,000 sq ft - the size of a small to medium-sized supermarket – or up to four acres for a bigger development to include both housing and shops.
You may also want to watch:
It has not yet revealed potential sites of interest in Highgate and Muswell Hill.
But a supermarket has been rumoured to move into the ground floor of the old Richardson’s of Highgate furniture emporium in Archway Road after a proposed redevelopment.
- 1 Woman dies after house fire in Muswell Hill
- 2 Nazanin may become 'bargaining chip' in Iran nuclear deal, warns husband
- 3 What's next? Covid-19 and the future of Hampstead Village
- 4 Hampstead Ballet School star wins place at Bolshoi academy in Moscow
- 5 Vivianne Miedema voted Women's Super League's greatest ever player
- 6 Highgate's Food Bank Aid's year of giving - and a search for a bigger home
- 7 For Nazanin's sake, hostage-taking must be a nuclear deal issue
- 8 Hampstead robberies: Inside the police chase which caught 8 violent criminals
- 9 Camden's Levertons to arrange the funeral of Prince Philip on April 17
- 10 Arts centre? Rock'n'roll museum? What future for Hampstead Police Station?
The empty shop offers more than 11,000 sq ft of floorspace.
Would you welcome a Lidl supermarket in Highgate and Muswell Hill? Have your say in our online poll above.