On the heels of Council’s rejection of Chase Buchannan’s application to convert the old Kobler’s Bakery, anyone who objected received a letter (see the comments here ) from Nick Jones, acting for Park Hill Investments to solicit support for converting part of the basement into a flat. The carrot was that “we have taken your comments on board and are now trying to source a retail tenant that will be more in keeping with the St. Margaret’s area such as a bakery”.

Well it appears they are good to their word and have found a tenant:

“Further to my recent letter concerning the planning application by Chase Buchanan I am pleased to report that we have now agreed terms to let the shop to L’Amandine. Some of you will be familiar with L’Amandine, they run a small chain of Continental Patisseries.

L’Amandine will occupy the ground floor shop premises and the front one-third of the basement area. We are hoping that all of the legal formalities can be tied up in the next 6 weeks, so we might see the shop operational again by the end of September.

We will continue to provide you with updates as matters progress. We are delighted to have secured L’Amindine as a tenant and I believe that this letting goes a long way to meeting the local residents requirements."

— from Nick Jones, Director, Queensgate Finance