A troubled West Kensington nightspot is to be turned into a Sainsbury's Local convenience store, to the delight of residents.
Contracts have been exchanged between the supermarket giants and the owners of Roots and Kultured, in North End Crescent.
The venue, formerly The Fox and then The Crescent, became Roots and Kultured earlier this year after a string of violent incidents.
Residents say the bar in its new guise has been better, but never really attracted much trade and they are delighted to have another supermarket in the area.
Annette Albert, who hosts the W14 community web and blog site, said: "It's excellent news. This venue has been a blot on the landscape for some time now. It was a disaster when it was The Crescent and business hasn't really picked up since it became Roots and Kultured. I just don't think a place of that nature is viable in the area.
"We cheered when the Tesco opened and it's the same again because there are not a whole host of fresh food options around here."
Bloggers on the site were also pleased. Chris Johnston said: "Certainly an improvement over a lap dancing club, and a great addition for residents."
David added: "This is the best possible thing that could happen with this area."
Sainsbury's are allaying fears its new store will adversely affect existing businesses by insisting the additional customers it will bring to the area will help other local firms.
A spokesperson said: "We are delighted to be investing in North End Crescent bringing new jobs and better choice for local shoppers. The new store will be ideally placed to serve local residents and will bring a quality food offer to the area allowing people to shop locally rather than travelling further afield."
The Crescent was shut down in February after being linked with two stabbings and late night violence. 33-year-old Ali Toprak was knifed to death in 2009.
The bar relaunched as Roots and Kultured in April.