It’s good to be able to report that some of our empty premises have been, or shortly will be, filled.
Welcome to Floor Design Studio (FDS) Web: floordesignstudio.co.uk Tel: 020 8776 1362 email: firstname.lastname@example.org which has moved into No. 85 Station Road, formerly Age Concern. FDS, established over 20 years, is owned and managed by Graham and Cornel who also have shops in Streatham, Crayford and Chingford. They specialise particularly in Kardean flooring. We wish them every success in their new business venture in West Wickham.
At time of writing refurbishment is taking place at numbers 89 The High Street – formerly supa-Electrics-and at the old KFC premises at 68 High Street . It will be good to see these empty premises back in business.
While there is often an emphasis on the High Street it is important to remember that a number of shops and businesses are actually on roads surrounding the High Street, a considerable number beyond the new Lidl Store. The latter include: Richardson’s Glazing, Artlines and Outlines, Convenience Store, various eateries and take-aways, a Beauty Salon, Driving Test Centre, Hi-Q Tyre Services, Stevenson’s Heating and opposite, in the old Fire Station, Central Furniture Auction Rooms. Take a walk past the Lidl store and visit them.
On Station Road, Felicity Hat Hire, featured in this Newsletter, always adds colour and a touch of glamour and the exotic to the shopping experience – what wonderful shoes!
To conclude, this small entry was spotted in the i National newspaper (3rd January).
City’s eBay hook-up boosts small shops
‘A partnership between eBay and a city’s small retailers has sparked a 41 per cent increase in sales after three months. The Retail Revival programme in Wolverhampton offers support to firms who want to expand their online presence. Businesses taking part have reached £1m in sales since it started.’ Anyone interested in reading more can log on to https://www.ebayinc.com/stories/news/ebay-uk-partners-with-the-city-of-wolverhampton-to-transform-local-retail/
Perhaps Bromley Council could trial a similar ‘Revival’ in West Wickham?