18 Jul Boris enjoys Bromley bistro bonanza
For months the tune of heavy machinery each day has polluted East Street, but on a sunny July morning the soundtrack had changed to a symphony of bustling conversation and excited chatter.
Newly-regenerated East Street – the home of RONIN Marketing – hosted a food festival with local traders to celebrate the completion of road works. We even got a visit from The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, who showed up to help raise the profile of both the redevelopment and food festival itself.
The Mayor’s visit involved a number of media interviews about his scheme to improve Outer London’s high streets, as well as meeting and greeting local shopkeepers, who are set to benefit from the new street layout – with a greater emphasis placed on alfresco dining space. Large crowds gathered as the Mayor progressed up the road, with many sampling the free food laid on by the street’s restaurants – who said you can’t eat calamari and Spanish meatballs at 11am?
The refurbishment – which has new boulevard-style granite paving, golden lamp columns and newly-planted trees – was carried out by Bromley Council in partnership with Transport for London and the Mayor’s Outer London Fund to boost the local area and make it an attractive location for residents, visitors and businesses.
The redevelopment has restored the street’s buzz, with Bromley North Village now positively humming with activity. On a sunny day, the road has an almost Mediterranean feel about it.
Why not pop along to East Street and see for yourself? If you’re lucky we might even treat you to a glass of vino along our sunny boulevard.