There was a flurry of excitement around the opening of The Provenance Pub on Colliers Wood High Street last year. With its 'organic' label and community leanings (including a popular, regular Parents and Toddlers coffee morning slot, craft fair and film festival), many local Merton residents saw it as further evidence of the gentrification of the area.
Did you ever go there? What did you think? Sad to see it go? Any views?
Punch Taverns the owners of the freehold are in debt. They need to sell. I am not sure why that article made it into the Guardian as it didn't really tell the whole picture. There was talk it was going to be turned into a local ( one of the main chains) supermarket with flats. Word on the street is that the freehold with a market price of £1m has been sold to an undisclosed buyer. Let's just hope it isn't Mr Aziz, Merton resident and one of the country's most successful business men for we only have to look at his track record with other locally owned buildings namely The Tower building in Colliers Wood.