Marks and Spencer have confirmed their decision to close their Balham Simply Food store.
The store, which has been open for nearly six years, will close on 19 March. I know this is going to be a big disappointment to many Balham residents. And is a big disappointment to me, Balham is a Town Centre on the up and leaving it seems an odd step.
Unfortunately, the council’s arguments did not persuade M&S who will now be talking with their 25 employees about their options.
The council and Town Centre Partnership will continue to promote Balham as a destination for retailers, but unfortunately we have little control over who moves into the vacant unit.