A NUMBER of businesses in Cheadle high street are either closing or relocating. New beginnings, expansion, and moving trading to the world wide web are among the reasons for a number of businesses in Cheadle which are either closing or relocating from High Street. Sue Tighe, the owner of Crafty Urchins at 76 High Street, has decided to soon call it a day on her shop in Cheadle's High Street.
She said: “After many weeks of deliberation I have decided to put the building that houses Crafty Urchins on sale later this year.
“It is getting harder and harder to trade in the High Street so after 12 years I thought it was my time to go.
“I haven’t put the premises on the market yet so it’s going to be around 12 months before I close the shop. I will be trading as normal right up until I do go.”
Sue, who lives above the shop with her husband and two sons, added: “I would like to say a huge thank you to all my loyal customers, many who have become friends, for all the years of support that enabled me to keep going for as long as I have.
“It will leave an enormous hole when I go so I do hope that people will keep in touch.”
Sue said that she is considering continuing to trade online and also hold ‘crafternoons’ so that all those customers who have become friends over the years can catch up with her from time to time.
She added of potentially moving her business online: “I can’t speak for everyone but the times are changing and as the saying goes: If you can’t beat them, join them.”
Ruby Rose Homes & Finance recently closed their shop at 78 High Street; while Something Special Cheadle Ltd has recently announced that they are moving from their current 52-54 High Street premises to a unit in Hillside Industrial Estate on the outskirts of Cheadle.
A spokesman said: “Due to continued growth in our embroidery and printing side of the business we are going to be relocating from our high street premises to Unit Four, Pine View, Hillside Industrial Estate, where we will have a dedicated one-level showroom and an up-to-date embroidery and printing studio.
“We are hoping to be set up by early May.”
They added: “In addition to moving we will be offering additional ways to purchase and delivery services. These include a Facebook store, a website and free delivery to your door in the ST10 area the very same day.
“We hope you all understand our decision as it simply hasn’t been an easy one, but it will enable us to work more effectively and efficiently.”
Meanwhile, Cheadle Yarns, which offers wool and accessories from its premises at 13 High Street, is currently having a closing down sale.
A spokesman for Cheadle Yarns has stated on the business’ Facebook page: “Now that the youngest has started school I have decided it’s time for me to return to school as well.
“So my Mum and myself have decided it’s time to close Cheadle Yarns.
“We have loved running the shop for eight years, but it is time for me to face new challenges.”
They added: “We have decided that Easter is the perfect time for us to finish, a time of new beginnings and new adventures.
“Please pop in to see us. We have lots of bargains and sales.”
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