Windows transformed to give Croydon's Restaurant Quarter a boost
4:20pm Tuesday 15th January 2013 in News
Croydon’s Restaurant Quarter has been given a space to showcase its achievements.
The Whitgift Foundation has provided the group with one of its premises on Selsdon Road to highlight the work being done to promote restaurants, bars and shops in South Croydon.
The neighbouring building has also been transformed to illustrate the history of the Whitgift Foundation.
It highlights key dates in its history which go right back to 1596 when former Archbishop of Canterbury John Whitgift formed the Foundation.
Martin Corney, clerk of the Whitgift Foundation, said: “We are delighted to have this opportunity to promote the work being done by both Croydon Restaurant Quarter and ourselves for the benefit of Croydon’s community.
“We believe the new frontages will be popular with residents and visitors alike as well as contributing a major improvement to the kerb appeal of the area.
“Many people are aware of The Whitgift Foundation and its historic links with the area but this will help us to demonstrate our passion for Croydon through the positive work we do.
Linda Arthur, chairperson of South Croydon Business Association, said: “We are extremely grateful to the Whitgift Foundation for allowing us to use one of its premises in this way.
“We made huge progress last year with the rebranding of South End as Croydon’s Restaurant Quarter and attracted thousands of visitors to the South End Food Festival and South End Family Fun Day.
“The new display will help us to showcase some of those achievements and maintain the momentum, with around £3million earmarked for the regeneration of the Restaurant Quarter area in 2013 and 2014.”