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OUR JOURNEY: The Plight of Plush Featured in Vittles Magazine

Updated: Jul 8

We are thrilled to share some exciting news with you in this months blog.

Our journey and the struggles we've faced at PlushSE16 have been thoughtfully chronicled in a new article by Gavin Cleaver, published in Vittles Magazine. Titled "A Stalemate in Southwark: The Plight of Plush: A Modern London Parable," this piece dives deep into our fight for survival and resilience amidst the rapid changes sweeping through South London.



Our Story

PlushSE16 has been more than just a barbershop. For years, it has served as a cultural hub and a pillar of our community. A place where people come together, share stories, celebrate traditions, and support one another. We have been proud to be a part of this vibrant community, contributing to its rich tapestry with our Jamaican barbecue, diverse conversations, and deep-rooted connections.


The Challenge

However, like many small businesses and cultural institutions, we have faced significant challenges. The threat of displacement and the pressures of urban development have put our future at risk. This article sheds light on these challenges and the broader issue of preserving cultural and community spaces in the face of relentless development.


A Modern Parable

Gavin Cleaver's piece is not just about PlushSE16; it’s a modern parable about the struggles that many communities face today. It highlights the importance of spaces like ours and the need for greater support and recognition from developers, local councils, and the broader public.


Why This Matters

The article explores the socio-economic and cultural significance of PlushSE16 and similar businesses. It questions why cultural hubs like ours aren't given the same considerations as breweries and taprooms, despite their critical role in fostering community and social cohesion. It’s a call to action for all of us to recognize and support the diverse measures of culture that make our communities vibrant and unique.


Join the Conversation

We invite you to read the article, share it with your networks, and join us in advocating for the preservation of cultural and community spaces. Your support is crucial in helping us continue our mission and ensuring that places like PlushSE16 can thrive amidst changing times.


Stay Connected

Follow us on social media for updates, events, and ways you can get involved in our ongoing efforts to protect and celebrate our community.


Thank you for standing with us and being a part of our story. Together, we can create a future where cultural and community spaces are valued and preserved for generations to come.

With ever growing strength and resilience - The PlushSE16 Team




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