Judging by this planning application Leith Walk is soon to become home to a “Mediteranean Food Store” at 84-90 Leith Walk.
This is a large, airy looking shop unit that has lain empty for some time. As you can see from Google Streetview, it was once occupied by “The Bed Shed.”[googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=embed&hl=en&geocode=&q=84-90+Leith+Walk,+Edinburgh&aq=&sll=40.756555,-73.980346&sspn=0.009362,0.01929&vpsrc=0&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=90+Leith+Walk,+Edinburgh,+City+of+Edinburgh+EH6+8,+United+Kingdom&t=h&layer=c&cbll=55.969211,-3.172961&panoid=pdIFUlnOXUo0-gFiMaJKQQ&cbp=13,278.78,,0,-22.5&ll=55.966305,-3.167839&spn=0.000048,0.047207&z=14&output=svembed&w=550&h=314]
Leith Walk is already home to two chinese supermarkets and numerous other food suppliers specialising in food from all around the world, so this new retailer is likely to fit right in. Indeed, it can only help to build on the existing ‘foodie’ appeal of Leith.
According to Google Translate, Akdeniz means “Mediterranean” in Turkish. So, it may just be a coincidence that there seems to be an exisiting Mediterranean grocery firm called Akdeniz which has two branches in London. Or it may it may be the same folk making their first foray north of the border.
Either way, we’re pretty sure most Leithers will be pleased to see such a large, high profile shop, being bought back into productive use.