What’s happening at the former Oriental City?

14 09 2008

Hi all!

It has been three and a half months since the closure of Oriental City. Now at this time, the property developers should have demolished the entire site and perhaps get the foundations of a brand new development at least started. Well, this afternoon, I thought I would pass by Colindale to check out what they have done since the closure in June. Here’s a shot I took this afternoon.

Well, what’s going on? The entire area has been boarded up but the old Oriental City site is still there in one piece. It is still standing! That means Oriental City could have still been open during this time since no demolition has taken place! Perhaps the property developers are short of cash?

What is your point of view about the situation? Let me know!

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16 12 2008
Jonathan Cocking

It’s December 16th and still nothing has happened. I am told that the new building at the corner of Edgware Road and Colindale Avenue is the intended location for the new (temporary?) Oriental City. At least one of the restaurants from Oriental City will be moving in when the development is completed, which will be quite soon. Meanwhile, Peter Virdee, the (intending) developer of the old site, is apparently having cash flow problems and has missed several deadlines (the last being November 28th) for paying for his purchase. I have found a rumour on another website that Oriental City is about to be reopened in its old form for at least 5 years. Who will come back? Anyone? Does anyone know any more about this?

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