Save Number 8 Emporium from Closure

by Rob DesRoches in London, England, United Kingdom

Save Number 8 Emporium from Closure
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On 16th June 2019 we successfully raised £3,275 with 119 supporters in 28 days

In light of the recent decline of the Forest Gate highstreet, we are at risk of loosing one of Corner stones of our community. Let's save it

by Rob DesRoches in London, England, United Kingdom

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Nigel king 11th June 2019

Must keep N8 going does amazing things for the locals and visitors to the area ,Andy & Jeff have been solid and should continue. Yes our high street woodgrange road looks terrible right now ,and it's going to get worse when the construction starts With respect I don't think the council has a clear idea of what they want to see happen on woodgrange road and for that the local people live with it..

Isaac Samuels 29th May 2019

Emporium 8 is a great local shop, run by local people for local people...no 8 is the centre of many local community initiatives that are lead by Andy & Jeff.... this would be very missed...😢 They have been very open and welcoming to people, they have been helping and changing the local community by their approach of providing a safe place for people to stop by and have a cha..... not just a shop but a community space, it’s been “Outrageous” that the gentrification processes has caused so much to all the local shops, but particularly to number 8 bad Newham.. thanks to all the local people that have come together for many different reasons so support this place and the community member Andy and Jeff... x. Isaac

Brad Emerson 29th May 2019

Great local resource Jeff and Andi. Thanks for the sanity checks and all the silly conversations! Love Brad, Rachel Amelia and Isla!

Hazel Goldman 25th May 2019

Emporium 8 is at the centre of many local community initiatives and also has provided a good way for local artists and individuals to sell to the public at low risk. Unfortunately the risk has been borne by Andie and Jeff... and what would we do without knowing we can wander in for a lovely natter when we are down. More importantly - I do hope we can get some compensation for this and other local businesses which have been badly affected by the pedestrian works. Hugs and love to two amazing people.. Andie and Jeff. xxx

Rob DesRoches 25th May 2019

Andie and Jeff, we need you here in our community. It wouldn’t be the same without you two. I am so happy that you were able to see how valuable you are to our community through this crowd funder. You are loved!! Xoxoxo

HILARY 25th May 2019

It is a unique little shop which supports community craftspeople - I can always find something in there to buy. It is worth a trip from Leytonstone to Forest Gate - so would hate for it to close!

lindesay_mace 22nd May 2019

I love the Emporium and the fact it gives space to local artists and crafts people. It is a large part of helping Forest Gate feel like a community. I hope you can stay open!

ella- 21st May 2019

Will be so sad to see the end of Number 8 Forest Gate. So great to see the support for you here. Good luck guys 👍

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