This article is a classic example of what is happening at an alarming rate.
I’ve been reading such news via the BA and find it disturbing. Local Business are the heart and core of a community. Europe and the UK are way better at some things – having local pubs without alarmism is one of them.
Local businesses – pubs included – support, employ, provide a connection, offer space to those who are engaged in staying close to where they have chosen to call home.
Since I conduct research on women & beer, I’d throw out this offer:
Looking for a brewer or pub group to simply pay my expenses to come to the UK and conduct research into how women can possibly help reverse this trend (lower percentage drinking beer in the UK – teens % wise – than the USA = 25%).
Simon and Roger can attest to my enthusiasm on this topic.
Takers contact me directly.