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What’s new for Harrow in 2024?

As we get into the swing of the New Year, there’s a lot to look forward to in Harrow, and, in this article, we’re looking at what’s new in Harrow for 2024.

B&M

After much speculation about what would replace the beloved Wilko store in the St George’s shopping centre, this month Harrow residents welcomed a new branch of B&M. One of the UK’s most popular home stores, B&M offers tons of reasonably priced items for the home and garden as well as some great drinks and snacks for all the family.

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Members of Harrow Giving at B&M this morning. Image: Harrow BID

Naan Staap

If you fancy spicing up your life in 2024, look no further than Naan Staap at 11 Station Road, Harrow. Specialising in authentic Pakistani cuisine. Opened in February 2024, Harrow marks the restaurant chain’s first venture outside of east London, and many Harrow residents are already flocking to the restaurant to enjoy stuffed naan and flatbreads, cookies, cakes, and desi karak chaah (chai). A spokesperson for the restaurant says, “We believe in serving fresh food therefore all our food is freshly baked inside our kitchen once we receive an order.”

Cedars Open Park

With warmer days just around the corner, what better way to celebrate than with a stroll around the newly refurbished Cedars Open Park? Through an extraordinary collaboration between local residents, volunteers, and politicians including His Worshipful Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Ramji Chauhan, the park – which had seen better days – has had a complete overhaul. Improvements made include new and additional benches, repainting, replacement of bins, basketball rings and other sports equipment, and gardening and landscaping. The newly improved park opened its gates to the public this month just in time for spring.

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The Reopening of the refurnished Cedars Open Space. Image: Carly Woodbridge

Woody Grill

For those old enough to remember Percy’s Wine Bar from the 1980s and its successor, the Ned Hyland Pub, you’ll no doubt be aware that this North Harrow site has stood empty for the last 13 years – but not for much longer. The owners of Woody Grill in Wealdstone are set to open a new restaurant at the site in the early part of this year, and customers will be able to enjoy Woody’s unique take on Mediterranean / Turkish cuisine.

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Woody Grill opening soon in North Harrow. Image: Gary James

Greenhill

Woefully disused since the Debenhams store in Harrow closed its doors in 2020, the Greenhill Car Park is set to get a new lease of life this year when part of the site will be reimagined as a new hub for creatives and entrepreneurs in Harrow. Funded by Levelling Up’s Future High Street scheme, the hub will include gallery space, flexible retail units, affordable workspaces and workshops, and events.

Cllr Norman Stevenson said, “This is welcoming news. Until now this area was deteriorating and needed revitalising. We are a borough that supports local businesses and entrepreneurs, and we are committed to keeping our borough clean and safe – this is exactly what this transformation will do”.

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Greenhill Car Park, Harrow Town Centre. Image: Google Maps

Harrow looks to the future As we head into March, there’s certainly plenty to look forward to in Harrow – and we look forward to keeping you up to date with even more exciting new businesses as the year progresses.

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