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Report - Oriental City Shopping Centre - Colindale - May 2011

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Nelly, May 30, 2011.

  1. Nelly

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    Oriental City was a shopping centre in Colindale, London specialising in various oriental foods and items. It is located on Edgware Road

    The centre contained a large oriental supermarket, and a food court with a range of foods from different areas of South-East Asia; stalls offered Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean and Japanese. The food court was immensely popular with surrounding office workers and the North London community; and often became very crowded at weekends

    Aside from the food outlets, the centre also previously housed an import game shop, a Sanrio store, and one of the largest oriental bookshops in Europe, called Asahiya Shoten. In the period shortly before the centre closed down, shoppers could find a tailor's shop, a jeweller, a hairdresser, a beauty shop, Chinese medicine shops, a martial arts store, and a large furniture store. Oriental City was also host to a Sega Dome arcade

    Planning application was submitted on the 8th June 2010 to demolish the shopping centre, here are some snippets from the proposal...

    1. Redevelopment for mixed-use purposes,with a replacement Oriental City to include a Sui Generis amusement arcade and separately a new B & Q and bulky goods store and a health & fitness studio which together should provide 500 jobs

    2. 520 residential units (comprising 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom flats, 4% being affordable) located in eight blocks rising to 3, 6, 9 and 18 storeys

    3. A nursery and primary school for 480 children

    4. 1,098 car-parking spaces

    The Oriental City in its hey day


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    The menu at The Hunan Restaurant. I'll have the number 24 with a number 53 on the side, Fried Frog with Pig Ear in Special Sauce!!! Nom Nom!!!

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    Visited with, wait for it... Skeleton Key, Priority 7, Trog, Wevsky, Silver Rainbow, Space Invader, Obscurity and a non member called Ben. Yup 9 of us mooching around the shopping centre, it was like it was open again
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    #1 Nelly, May 30, 2011
    Last edited: May 30, 2011

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