One day it was there:
And the next it was gone:
A Angelucci, coffee specialists, had been a Soho institution for years, proudly sporting “est.1930” on the awning which used to hang above the shop. It features in many atmospheric photos of soho in the 1950s, next to Continental Fruit Stores on the corner with Old Compton Street.
Though it closed a couple of years ago, the shop sign was still there on 13th February when I took the top photo. By last week it, and a little bit of Soho history, had gone. [You can still get proper coffee at The Algerian Coffee Stores in Old Compton Street, though.]