That is sad and sure this won't be the last of the what we see as the homogenisation of London.
Speaking from experience, immigrants of the 50s,60s,70s would open a business once they saved enough money be it Greeks-hair dressers/cafes/chip shops or Italians-restaurants/deli/coffee shop, Indians-news agents/corner shops or Pakistani's/bengali-curry houses, Chinese-take aways and this gave london its diverse culture. Now those people are at an age to retire, they will disappear.
Now its so expensive to start a business, the only people that can manage it are large companies or a very brave person willing to take the plunge.
Just look at the vitriol the olde sweet shop has had because its a franchise and the shop front its not to everyones taste.
Im sure the pizza would not be ghastly with its artisan sourdough sprinkled with Himalayan black salt and pepper from deepest darkest depths of Peru
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2019:06:17:09:37:17 by herne hilly.