Mr Davies said: “I blame the closure of my shop a bit on society, everyone is busy with work
Is this satire?
I think it signifies the changing population demographic through the eyes of a long-time business owner.
Bakers Arms was originally built for almshouses. The area is no longer affordable to pensioners and a lot of older working class families have left the area. So he probably saw his traditional customer base leave, replaced by young professionals who work long hours and couldn't get to a shop that was open 9-5, Mon-Sat.