Things have been very busy in Quayside for the past few days!! The village church had its grand opening and some of Quaysides business owners have decided to move premises!! The planners were granted planning permission for an additional floor in Rose Cottage which has meant LOTS of changes!
Rose Cottage had a very high ceiling and with businesses in Quayside desperate for more square footage for trading an extra floor has been added!
The china shop has had a large delivery of jugs and vases so a new display has been set up in the shop.
On the first floor Wishes bridal wear have moved premises leaving an empty floor so the china and homewares store has expanded into the first floor. Now selling a large range of furniture and soft furnishing and other household items.
Quayside cuts has opened in the newly fitted 2nd floor as it offered a good start up package with no rent for a year so they moved premises from Butterfly Cottage!
The bridal shop has moved across into Butterfly cottage as larger premises became available. The nursery shop downsized into a smaller unit to condense their stock down a bit!
Wishes has moved to larger premises as now the church is finished they are seeing much better sales and needed to expand! It will be renamed Wishes and Dreams we are just waiting for the sign writer to return from her summer hols! The stock looks much better spread out and a new unit for cakes and accessories was also added.
The bridal shop looks lovely with its new window display.
Mamas and Babas has moved into the 3rd floor as it became available when the hairdressers moved out. The shop itself is doing well but business is much more internet led nowadays so they don't need to keep so much stock on the premises.
The Quayside Candy Box sweet shop and icecream parlour was in serious financial trouble with sales at an all time low due to the awful summer weather! The had discussions with the owners of Quayside all you need and came to an agreement that they would merge their businesses which will reduce their overheads considerably! They have just moved the shop units they have for now but have decided to invest in some new ones and are off to get them at the weekend.
Quayside all you need now really does sell everything you need!
When Quayside all you need merged with the Quayside Candy box that left one small shop unit available. It wasn't empty for long the new owners have already signed the lease and are getting ready to start the refurbishment. The village is bursting with gossip wondering what it could be and all they know it its something the village has needed for a long time! The new owners have left a few clues :-)