Clapham is by far one of the most popular and affluent areas in London, with houses flying off estate agent shelves for astronomical prices, investment on the up and retailers flying into pockets like Northcote Road. Yet, on Clapham High Street there are many shops that are completely empty with few big brands or new local shops opening up. I can count about FIVE empty spaces: Zeitgeist on the Pavement - a stunning building overlooking the most popular area of Clapham Common in the summer Another retail space on the Pavement - next to Zeitgeist and Moens butcher One of the Arches by Clapham High Street station (just calling out for a Starbucks or other coffee shop!) Belgo on Clapham High Street - right in the centre of the main high street! It's been empty for months A new space by Waitrose - being developed now The Whitehouse - near Clapham High Street Plus others around the area. What's going on? Why aren't shops clamouring over each other to get a space on this valuable street? What are people doing to get the attention of good local or national brands?