Our Businesses

On February 16th 2016, 80 of Chelsea’s small and medium sized businesses wrote to the Evening Standard and Kensington & Chelsea News opposing a Crossrail 2 station on the King’s Road.

They wrote:

Dear Sir,

We, the undersigned, wish to express our opposition to the planned Crossrail 2 station on the King’s Road. We are not celebrities. We are small and medium sized businesses in Chelsea who are concerned about our livelihood and the preservation of the neighbourhood we love.

Chelsea already has excellent transport links, with access to two tube stations and five bus routes. It remains a cultural gem in West London with a unique village atmosphere that must be preserved.

Crossrail 2 will force business rates up by 50 per cent and put many of our futures at risk. It will also radically alter Chelsea’s unique character, to the detriment of our community. People live, work and visit here because it is not like anywhere else in London – and we don’t want that to be ruined.

We are aware that big businesses, many of which are not even based in Chelsea, have teamed up with property developers to support the station. However, representing businesses that actually operate on or near the King’s Road, we oppose a Chelsea Crossrail station. 

Signed:

Diana Lank, Owner Ad Hoc
Adam Pogonowski, Owner Adam Pogonowski
Allison Rodger, Owner Allison Rodger Designs Ltd
Amaia Demerlis, Owner Amaia
Andreas Georghiou, Owner Andreas
Angelo Gibson, Owner Angelo Gibson
Angelo Casdagno, Owner Angelo Tailors
Anthony Hemmings, Owner Anthony John Hemmings
Gail Steele, Manager Auerbach & Steele
Bernard Chauchet, Owner Bernard Chauchet Contemporary Art
Ian Towning, Owner Bourbon Hanby
Said Cyrus, Owner Catherine Walker
Liudmila Graciova, Supervisor Chelsea Day Spa
Mrs Varda, Manager Chelsea Eye Centre
Rex Goldsmith, Owner Chelsea Fishmonger
Bllie Tossoun, Owner Chelsea Green Laundry
Paul Feldman, Owner Chelsea Green Pharmacy
Bllie Tossoun, Owner Chelsea Green Valet
S A Newton, Owner Chelsea Lighting Design
B Patel, Owner Chelsea Pharmacy
Paul Dowling, Owner Classic Prints
Mira Sadi, Manager Consept
Leila Moghadam, Director Dragons of Walton Street
Fleur Bird, Owner Fleur B
Eliza Poklenwski Koziell, Owner Felt
Julia Bannister, Owner Finns
Gita Raja, Manager Footopia
Pankaj Patel, Owner Fulham News
Rufus Achille Albanese, Owner Geales Restaurant
Roddy Baldwin, Director Green and Stone
Kelly Gittins, Manager Hari’s Hair & Beauty
H Hemmings, Owner Heather Hemmings
E. Kharodia, Owner I T Lloyds
Suteanu Florentina, Manager Igloo Kids Clothing
Adrian Spurdon, Manager India Jane
J Osborne, Owner J Osborne Flowers
J Clampton, Manager Jago Butcher
Jane Taylor, Owner Jane Taylor London
O Banar, Owner JJ Williams
John McFalbe, Manager John Sandoe Books
John Tomlinson, Owner John Tomlinson
Tariq Ayub, Manager Joy Optical
Tamas Varadi, Assistant Manager L’Eto Café
Michele Damiano ,Owner La Delizia Restaurant
Sue Barnes, Managing Director Lavender Green Flowers
Umberto Salon, Managing Director Lema UK
Lili Gardner, Owner Lili Gardner
Lucie Rydlova, Owner Lucie Rydlova
Sarah Mahaffy, Owner Maharani
Michael Hoppen, Owner Michael Hoppen Gallery
Marius Stalioraitis, Manager My Old Dutch Restaurant
Ann-Le Nguyen, Manager Nail Boutique
Patrick Alvarado, Partner Nicolas Van Patrick Estate Agents
Oliver Borrow, Manager Oliver Borrow’s
J Osborne, Owner Osborne Flowers
Patrick Baty, Manager Paper and Paints
Maxime Holder, Franchise Owner Paul
Philippa Lepley, Owner Philippa Lepley
Paul Headford, Manager Pie Man
George Khachfe, CEO Poliform
Production Manager Chelsea Proud Galleries
Freddy Simpson, Manager Queen’s Head Public House
Richard Lehane, Owner Raker UK
Ivana Vykavcova, Manager Revital
Sayed Mirha, Manager Ryman’s
Emmanuel Kra, Owner Saint Esprit
H Schumi, Manager Schumi Hairdresser
Lorraine Fraser, Owner Sign of the Times
Danny Lavello, Owner Sloane Flowers
T Thomas, Owner Snappy Snaps
Nick Alloway, Manager Sue Norman
Simone Smith, Manager Sydney House Chelsea Hotel
Rob Conghlin, Owner The Flower Yard
Jit Visana, Manager The Paper Shop
Liza Reynolds, General Manager The Phoenix Public House
T N Richards, Owner Timothy Christopher Antiques
Claire Furze, Manager Urban Rites
Moddy Moss, Owner Vanilla Hair
Adam Smith, General Manager William Yeoward
Roberto Colusso, Manager Zion’s Restaurant