Business of the week: Mahala in Crouch End
PUBLISHED: 10:00 07 November 2019 | UPDATED: 19:11 07 November 2019
Six months after the Thomerson's woodshop in Middle Lane shut after almost 60 years, a new business is hoping to make a go of life beneath the unforgettable facade.
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Mahala - ran by Hackney couple Emily Griffin and Redwan Khan - sells clothes accessories and homeware made by hand from offcut materials.
Although this may seem a far cry from the old carpentry shop, Emily and Redwan have kept much of the interior the same - and an old machine lies at the back under a sheet. The back of the former shop is also being rented out seperately to a nearby carpenter. The couple have the shop until Christmas, but hope a good start will see them able to extend.
Redwan, 25, who went to St Mary's Primary in Hornsey, said: "We were on the lookout for shops in Crouch End and a friend mentioned about this one. People have been so supportive, popping in an taking an interest in what we sell. We really hope to stay!"