Pals, the wine bar and night club by the underpass, has now closed.
It is boarded up, adding to the ever increasing number of boards that "decorate" the eyeline of Croydon.
By odd coincidence it is next door to Philpotts, the sandwich bar, that closed over 3 years ago.
Philpotts has been boarded up unused for those 3 years, another sad example of the decline of Croydon.
The reason that these companies close down is that they don't make enough money.
The answer is simple, people don't come to Croydon to spend money; because Croydon looks run down and derelict.