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Now Co-Op plans new store at Marine Ices site

Supermarket chain follows up Belsize village bid with licensing application for Haverstock Hill move

20 September, 2018 — By Tom Foot

A SUPERMARKET chain facing a backlash from a “village” community has applied to open another branch nearby, writes Tom Foot.

The Co-operative Food Group Ltd has made a licensing application to open a store at “Marine Ices Apartments”, Haver-
stock Hill, Chalk Farm.

The premises – just two shops away from a Sainsbury’s Local – was originally lined up to be an independent cinema.

The Co-op made its application a fortnight after a major campaign was launched by residents and traders against plans to open up a store in the former XO restaurant in Belsize Lane, Belsize Park.

In October 2014, developer London and Regional Properties director Geoff Springer said “Camden Town’s cultural offer will be significantly increased with a new three-screen art-house cinema.”

However, a year later the plan was scrapped and now a supermarket chain is moving in.

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