As you said on the other thread Hugh, "use it or lose it". Is it simply that the local traffic doesn't exist, and Green Lanes' reputation for being primarily (exclusively?) a destination for Turkish cuisine means anything else is just squeezed out? I can't think of that last time a non-food/drink venue opened and had good success, except perhaps Savers? :/
Pity. I bought several pairs of shoes from Troys and while not bargains, they were good quality. Some of the problems in sustaining non-food specialist outlets on Green Lanes have already been mentioned but it might have helped a bit if the shop front had a more attractive and not temporary look.
Despite all the signs saying it was closing just noticed a sign on the window today saying it will reopen on 1 Mar!
Change of management and direction I think. They sold off the old stock (at very good prices) and are now restocking but I was told it wouldn’t just be shoes when they re-open.