First Fork

Fork Deli, at 85 Marchmont Street, has won this year’s Marchmont Association award for Best Shop Front.

We’ve presented the awards  every year since 2006, to recognise the efforts made by local independent businesses to improve the local shopping environment. The awards are also intended to encourage businesses to conserve the historical character of our many original period shop fronts – Fork’s being one of the few remaining examples to have survived since the Edwardian era.

James Harper, one of this busy shop’s two managers, received the award from Deputy Mayor Richard Cotton, last Thursday.

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It was a strong field this year, with a refurbishment completed at the North Sea Fish restaurant, the old Povey’s shop coming back into use and shop re-fits from Marchmont St through to Judd St. Two ‘specially commended’ businesses were

Silk Road at 67 Marchmont St and ‘Arte & Stili’ at 6 Leigh St. Both very different – which goes to show the strength of independent spirit still fluorishing in our part of London.

This was Fork’s second victory in the MA awards – it won ‘Most Imporoved Shop Front’ back in 2012. The coffee’s great too.

Well done Fork!

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