OHMYGODDESS! I nearly had a heart attack when I visited Mark Crowther's The Week in Chess just now and saw the news that the London Chess Center has lost their lease! Here is the story:
London Chess Centre closes after 18 years
Mark Crowther - Friday 5th February 2010
The London Chess Centre will close its doors for the final time on the 12th of February 2010 after 18 years due to the termination of the lease on the property. However chess shoppers in London will still be able to find the full range of books, sets and software at the Baker Street Branch located at 44 Baker Street, London W1U 7RT.
About the BCM Shop: http://www.bcmchess.co.uk/shop.html and also: Here.
Mail order contact numbers will not change and the new postal address is 44 Baker Street, London W1U 7RT although a new mail order centre is planned. . . .
Yes yes, I know they'll continue business at another site - but STILL.