Farewell to Mandy’s


Mandy’s Irish shop on Willesden High Road has shut its doors for good after the premises were put on the market last week.

Dutch and Dutch estate agents have listed the 607 square foot retail property on their website for a £325,000 freehold.

The shop has been running since the 1960s, and was famous far and wide for its stock of Irish foods, newspapers, confectionary, music and sports jerseys.

The shop had closed in recent months due to illness, and the posters in the shop front of famous Irish playwrights and sporting heroes were since removed before the sale sign was erected.

The shop had previously been expected to reopen but before St Patrick’s day the owners posted a message in the window which warned customers who purchased their shamrock there as an annual tradition to visit the Tooting branch instead.

On the online brochure, the West Hampstead based realtors say:

“The shop premises are situated midway along the busy Willesden High Road situated in the heart of the shopping centre and located on the southern side of the thoroughfare on a parade of terraced shops bounden by Maybury Gardens and Gowan Road.

“The shop has been under the same ownership since the late 1960’s and previously traded as a Newspaper & Confectionary shop but is now currently vacant and suitable for a variety of other A1 Retail Uses.”

The freehold is for the ground floor shop only with the two self contained two bedroom flats on the first and second floors having been sold off on 99 year leases from March 2009 at an initial ground rent for the first 33 years of £150 per annum for each flat.

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