I was dumbfounded by news of the Coyote Ugly Saloon

Thursday, 4th August

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A US chain of bars which employs women-only staff to serve drinks and dance while dressed in skimpy clothing is moving into Camden market

• WELL, I can’t be shocked any more.

But in the last years I have noticed that if anything is working beautifully, it gets pulled down, torn to shreds, and is replaced by an ugly, useless, and super expensive so-called improvement.

This definitely applies to these housing carbuncles that replaced a human environment or an industrial estate where almost all one’s needs are within walking distance; hence less traffic pollution and time wasted commuting.

So many things to complain about, but reading about this American Coyote Ugly’s entry into Camden I am totally dumbstruck.

Are we heading into a Trump era in Britain’s post Brexit, or are we returning to America’s Wild West where Women’s Liberation was not even contemplated?

Well “good luck” is all I can say to ruining an area already worse for wear since the Lock market began. More rubbish in the surrounding streets, rats, drug violence…

At least when the market first opened one could buy original, one-of-a-kind, artistic items and second-hand treasures. Now all is sadly catering to the lowest common denominator.

I am dead against being taken over, not by creative and inspiring American companies, but by the lowest same-old, same-old, money-making rubbish. Capitalism does have its good points, but this endeavour is not one of them.

PRIMAVERA BOMAN, NW1

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