Save Nour campaign beats Brixton Market eviction

Nour Cash & Carry won’t be evicted from Brixton Market.

Save Nour Save Brixton, the community-run campaign to save the beloved shop, which has been operated by the Shaheen family for 20 years, confirmed the news late last night via Twitter.

“!!! NOUR IS SAVED !!!,” reads the post. “We’ve just spoken to the Shaheens and they are so happy. They’ve just signed a SECURE, LONG-TERM lease in Brixton Market at an affordable rent! We are overjoyed!”

Brixton Village and Market Row, which house Nour Cash & Carry, are owned by the investment firm Hondo Enterprises, whose owner is Texan DJ and property developer Taylor McWilliams. He DJs solo as Taylor HK and as part of the four-man outfit Housekeeping.

In August 2019, Hondo also bought Brixton venue Club 414 in a bid to “save” the 30-year-old institution. The club’s founders, Louise Barron and Tony Pommell, were forced to close the venue before the sale and it still remains unused.

For more on McWilliams and Housekeeping, Hondo Enterprises and Club 414, read The Quietus‘s in-depth feature.

Here’s Save Nour Save Brixton’s full statement and four-part Twitter thread.