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Comment on the February 24 story concerning French’s book store

10 March, 2017

French’s Theatre Bookshop in Fitzroy Street, described by Sir Derek Jacobi as ‘quite unique

• THE Linton Group, who own the building that houses French’s Bookshop in Fitzrovia, were mentioned in the West End Extra (Save French’s book store from closure, says Jacobi, February 24).

The story said they did not respond to requests for a comment regarding the closure of the shop. However, we did provide following statement, which unfortunately missed the print deadline for the piece:

“Linton Group are disappointed that Samuel French has decided to close the bookshop on 52 Fitzroy Street after its longstanding business history. Linton Group always support their tenants’ businesses to the best of their abilities, as it is important to Linton to promote independent and small business for which central London property prices can prove out of reach. However it is important that the group takes into consideration changing market conditions which has led to a necessary review of the rates at 52 Fitzroy Street. We wish Samuel French well in their new endeavours and hope the new tenants will bring a fresh dimension to the street.”

The Linton Group

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