High Street Update

A planning application has been received to revitalise the empty unit that was previously Bottoms Up on The Causeway. If approved “The Tumble Cafe” will provide a relaxing cafe and soft-play facilities for parents and children (up to the age of 6).

Sadly though, Hair Associates opposite on The Causeway will be closing after many years serving their clients in Teddington due to issues with their lease agreement. The salon will close this Wednesday, 29th February and most team members will be transferring to the Twickenham branch.

This comes as many local businesses are bracing themselves for the 5.6% increase in business rates this April.

As It Is stock is currently all on offer to clear all stock – owners will soon be changing to sell exclusively shoes under the new name “Heels for Leather“.

Canta Napoli has lost its appeal to overturn their refused planning permission for the altered shop-front and have now been told by Richmond Council to put shop front back how it was previously.

After a long absence following the fire that destroyed the shop and customer items in Pearl dry cleaners, this unit is currently being refurbishment to re-open again soon as the same dry cleaning business.

Hamptons International is now open for business (where Field Goulding was situated previously) and are offering a free bespoke marketing package for new instructions before the 31st March.

“Caffe Teddington” will be opening in 4 weeks in the empty site (previously Litho 130 printers) and not replacing Elli’s Fine Foods as previously reported.

Marks & Spencer has applied for extended licensing hours which will probably equate to longer general opening hours – until 11pm most days and 10:30pm on a Sunday.

Work still continues on the new Travelodge – latest estimates are that it will be opening in mid-April with the restaurant/apartments being ready for June. The Council decision to deny the change of use for this block from office space to apartments was overturned and billboards advertising the nine luxury apartments area ready displayed on site. There are currently three restaurants interested in taking on the restaurant space.

Johnsons Shoes are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year! This small family owned chain of nine stores started in Teddington in 1952 and has been going strong ever since.

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  • 1st March 2012 at 10:51
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    Any idea what happened to 130 Litho? Why they suddenly closed down?
    Hopefully not another unscrupulous landlord.
    Hair Associates had to close, because their rent suddenly tripled!
    We’ve already lost a lot of businesses in Teddington due to unjust rent rises. Surely it’s not in the interest of the landlords, the council or the economy to force businesses to shut in this way?

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    • 1st March 2012 at 12:40
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      Hi Sunje, from memory 130 Litho closed because the owner retired.

      High rent does seem to be a common complaint and a reason why lots of businesses move elsewhere or cease to be.

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