A Croydon road has been praised for its ‘gut-busting’ 24-takeaway shops. The shops in the road sell everything from curry to pizza. Labour Councillor Sean Fitzsimons said: "I enjoy a takeaway of a Friday night. Obviously not too many, but when you are in a rush and don't have time or don't feel like cooking, then they are useful.”
David Harmes, chairman of Chase Residents' Association, told the Croydon Guardian that he believes it is more important to encourage business in Addiscombe. He said: "Takeaways are not a concern that has been mentioned to me but we do seem to have lots of certain types of shop, including ten hairdressers and four or five charity shops. However, Addiscombe has very few empty shop fronts and remains a vibrant and busy place which is definitely a positive."