High street update

The Cavan Bakery has finalised a deal to open a second bakery in Teddington and it’s fifth in total.

This successful family run business, established in 1929 will now be serving freshly baked bread, cakes and savouries (baked in Hampton Hill) and sandwiches made-to-order from the unit left vacant after Play-Inside-Out’s move across the road.

Work has already begun to the refit the shop in time for the opening in June – bringing the bakery back to Broad Street after a 22 year absence. Cavan are currently looking to recruit a shop manager and shop assistants.

Teddington has the lowest percentage of empty shop units in Richmond Borough and is about to see this number drop even further. A dry-cleaners is currently being fitted into the vacant Subway unit (to be completed in a few weeks) and another charity shop will soon be joining the existing ones on Broad Street – children’s charity Barnados will be replacing the Nicolas.

A new fashion boutique has opened for business and is operating with New Generation Nails (near Tesco). Isabella Rose carries fine contemporary lines and is the only store in south-west London to stock clothes by Fever London.

Bilas Tandoori restaurant is closed for refurbishment from 23rd to the 25 of May but the kitchen will remain open and home deliveries will still be available.

For a cafe, The Nearest Cafe are pushing the boundaries of technology! You can now book your tables online, view and download their menu online and soon you will be able to text to order take-away coffee to save time on your way past. Combined with their weekly line of credit, you could save enough time to ensure you don’t miss your train!

Shops on the High Street have been plagued with bad drain smells recently and owners feel that it is starting to affect business. Unpleasant pongs have been emanating from drains inside shops and led to customers leaving shops in extreme cases. Engineers Thames Water have inspected some shops but have yet to find the exact cause of the issue that can can be noticed occasionally on the street itself.

To add to the problem a rat issue has now surfaced due to overgrown gardens and unsecured waste behind shops. Businesses here have a group-contract with Rentokil to keep rats away but because shops are interconnected underneath floorboards, they can travel easily around the area.

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  • 2nd June 2011 at 05:04
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    The Cavan Bakery in Broad Street opens today, Thursday 2nd June!

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