Rent rise claims indie

Independent toy store Wordplay forced to shut.
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Crouch End toy and bookstore, Wordplay, will close its doors on Saturday, May 31st.

The retailer told the Hornsey and Crouch End Journal that it was shutting down due to a “crippling increase” in rent.

Samantha Faulkner, assistant manager, said: "It is not as if there is anything else like this in Crouch End. We have been here since 1994.”

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