The tenants of the beloved shop, which is owned by DJ and property developer Taylor McWilliams, have signed a new long-term lease.
Save Nour Save Brixton, the community-run campaign to save the beloved shop, which has been operated by the Shaheen family for 20 years, confirmed the news late last night via Twitter.
"!!! NOUR IS SAVED !!!," reads the post. "We've just spoken to the Shaheens and they are so happy. They've just signed a SECURE, LONG-TERM lease in Brixton Market at an affordable rent! We are overjoyed!"
Brixton Village and Market Row, which house Nour Cash & Carry, are owned by the investment firm Hondo Enterprises, whose owner is Texan DJ and property developer Taylor McWilliams. He DJs solo as Taylor HK and as part of the four-man outfit Housekeeping.
In August 2019, Hondo also bought Brixton venue Club 414 in a bid to "save" the 30-year-old institution. The club's founders, Louise Barron and Tony Pommell, were forced to close the venue before the sale and it still remains unused.
For more on McWilliams and Housekeeping, Hondo Enterprises and Club 414, read The Quietus's in-depth feature.
Here's Save Nour Save Brixton's full statement and four-part Twitter thread.
!!! NOUR IS SAVED !!! We've just spoken to the Shaheens and they are so happy😭They've just signed a SECURE, LONG-TERM lease in Brixton Market at an affordable rent! We are overjoyed! Please read our full statement below. This victory belongs to all of us - all of you ♥️ (1/4) pic.twitter.com/5D19xWpRUJ— Save Nour Save Brixton (@SaveNour) June 19, 2020
Naturally Hondo will want to get all the positive PR they can from the decision to finally back down... and we wish them luck with that 😂. And we are sure that now Nour & Hondo have reached good terms they will need to present a united front. For us, we will just be (2/4)— Save Nour Save Brixton (@SaveNour) June 19, 2020
celebrating that Nour will still be here well into the future and won’t have to worry about their survival.— Save Nour Save Brixton (@SaveNour) June 19, 2020
Thank you all for your incredible, unwavering support. We all won this campaign together ♥️♥️♥️ (3/4)
Finally: we think with anger and sadness of places like Club 414 that have already fallen at the hands of Hondo. We know the DJ support we had was mainly for this reason. It is far too high a price to pay. Fight for your local assets while you still have the chance ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿— Save Nour Save Brixton (@SaveNour) June 19, 2020