Hipsters, Property Developers and Gimmick-Owners Beware: The Fightback Against Gentrification Has Barely Begun
Gentrification is not simply about gimmicky shops and cafes. It's about anger at being excluded on grounds of wealth. It's about the people being forced to move and the ones valiantly trying to stay put despite the pressure to leave. It's about the inclusive social and communal spaces that have gone, not the exclusive ones that have sprung up.
This week a group of anti-gentrification protesters vandalised Cereal Killer cafe in Shoreditch. Presumably because if you set up a small business in a trendy area you're furthering the worst elements of capitalism, or something like that.
A group of anarchists who vandalised Shoreditch's hipster Cereal Killer Cafe at the weekend have announced their next target
There's only one episode left of Better Call Saul - sad face - and it's got me all nostalgic about the time I met Breaking Bad's RJ Mitte AKA Walt Jr (AKA Flynn). Actually, when I say 'nostalgic', it was only actually a couple of weeks ago, I just don't get out very much.
I've nothing against the Cereal Killer Café. I quite enjoy having a nostalgic moment with Nintendo posters and a bowl of Cinnamon Grahams. But this definitely falls into the category of hipster food trends that you love or loathe.
Now I would like to start off by admitting that I am not a huge fan of cereal. It was around the age of 11 when I realised that I don't like how it gets soggy within minutes, nor the fact that unless the milk is just above the threshold of freezing, I find it unpalatable.