Sad to see the closure of Milners barbers on Leigh St. Northern Soul shuffling and Crystal Palace fan, Paul Milner brought the business to our area in 2012 having been in Camden Town for many years. Big rent increases forcved him out of that location and the same has done the trouble here. Paul said “The reason I moved was a 40% increase in rent demand.” We wish him well and are glad he has found a new base at Giovanni’s on Upper St. We will see what type of business thinks it can afford the latest cost of doing business in Leigh St. The shop – owned by a lawyer in Australia the MA understands – has now been empty for three months.
Milner’s closure came to us alng with news that AJ stationers on the corner of Leigh and Judd is also to close up shop – but not the busnioess, which is instead looking for a new location.