Kentish Town’s Pizza Express, set in the iconic former North London Polytechnic building at the junction with Prince Of Wales Road, is to close on May 28.
Our mole says: “no one knows what is happening after that. I have heard that the freeholder wants the place empty”. Cripes.
As most Kentishtowners know, the building, which has housed the mid-market Italian chain since the 90s, has resisted numerous attempts by developers intent on creating flats.
At the start of last year, we reported that the residents’ appeal had been successful for the second time, with the planning inspector throwing out the developers’ evil scheme, which marked the end of five-year battle.
But now this. So what on earth’s going on now?