AN ICONIC London-Irish newsagent will close shop for good on Easter Sunday after 29 years of serving the community in northwest London.
Eddie Brown, who runs Eddie’s Newsagents on Cricklewood Lane, told The Irish Post that he will enter retirement after he serves his final customer on Sunday, April 5.
“I’m turning 73 soon, but I’m sorry to retire,” he said.
After almost three decades stocking Irish newspapers and food items, Mr Brown is keen to thank those who have supported him through the years.
“I’d like to show my appreciation to all of my customers,” he added.
Split across the boroughs of Brent, Barnet and Camden, Cricklewood is a culturally diverse area.
Eddie’s Newsagents, located around two miles from Brent Cross Shopping Centre, is situated in an area with a strong immigrant population.
Earlier this year, Mr Brown garnered support from local residents over his decision not to stock the controversial edition of satirical publication Charlie Hebdo magazine, “out of respect for the local community.”
The French magazine was published in the wake of the tragedy where five of the editorial team were killed in an attack at their Paris office on Wednesday, January 7.