Lidl are building a new store at the top of Knights Hill on the site of the old car show room. Demolition started in July and the store should open by January 2018.
The new building building at 409-411 Beulah Hill SE19 3LQ will include nine 2-bed flats above the shop and 38 off-road parking spaces. For details see Croydon planning portal: http://publicaccess.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/search.do?action=simple&searchType=Application
The original planning application ref 14/04434 was refused in February 2015 and approved on appeal in May 2016. A new planning application, ref 16/0381,7 covering minor changes is being processed – deadline for comments is 1st September 2016.