Toy Gallery To Close With Owner Blaming Onslaught of Poor Decision Making

Toy Gallery To Close With Owner Blaming Onslaught of Poor Decision Making

A local independent retailer has announced they are to cease trading in blaming bad decisions and relentless disruption for their demise.

Nicola Henderson, the owner of the business said;

“It is with much sadness that we have to inform you that the ‘’ will cease trading early July 2015.”

“Whilst I appreciate that it is good to try to be positive about the town, there are some of us who have been struggling to run businesses against an onslaught of poor decision making and disruption.”

“I think that it is about time that some publicity is given to the fact that there are unprecedented numbers of retailers shutting down in due to huge reductions in the numbers of shoppers.”

“Having traded highly successfully in for over twenty five years, the last eleven from our current premises, factors beyond our control have left us no choice but to make this difficult decision.”

“The relentless disruption to the town starting in January 2013 with the eighteen month project to ‘improve’ has proved immensely damaging to business with customer footfall being significantly diminished.”

“Two and a half years on with the ‘improvements’ continuing to cause traffic chaos and the out of town development looming, there has been no recovery in the town and not a green shoot in sight.”

“The abundance of empty shops in the town is testament to the fact that we are sadly only the latest in a long line of businesses forced into closure and we are unlikely to be the last.”

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“We have loved every minute of bringing the customers of East Yorkshire our beautiful timeless toys
and we would like to thank everyone of you for all your support over the years.”

Nichola who over the years has been a keen supporter of local trade and promoting as destination for visitors added;

“Take a walk from to the Minster and all you will see are empty shops, ‘for sale’ and ‘to let’ boards.”

“Then take a browse on the internet and a little bit of digging will reveal yet more Beverley businesses either up for sale or their premises up for let.”

“The Town and County Councils MUST start to listen and acknowledge that the local retail economy is in very real difficulty and their head in the sand attitude has to change.”

“It is too late to save my beautiful shop but perhaps a change of thinking sooner rather than later could save our lovely market town.”

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