Wanstead’s most iconic building – the home of Stitch and the former Andrew’s Builders’ Merchants – is looking for a new tenant.
The boxy little beauty on Woodbine Place was for decades the home of the builders’ merchants, pictured here in Geoff Wilkinson’s wonderful catalogue of Wanstead Daily Photos. It was thoroughly refurbished by Jenni Rosenberg and family who have been operating Stitch from there for the past four years but are now considering moving to larger premises. TheÂ building is now listed with agents at an annual rent of Â Â£27,500.
So the questions will start about who might move in to the spot. Wansteadium has its own favourite theory about who would be best suited, which for the time being we will keep close to chest. But feel free to discuss the issue in comments below.
Longtime readers will remember our anguish at the undignified end the old Andrews sign had (ie a skip), but there’s always the make-your-own mementoÂ which is still good for whiling away a few minutes.