High Street Update

Heirloom opens on the High Street this Thursday. This business has successfully traded in St Margarets for five years but needed a larger premises and found this in the empty unit in Teddington (previously Ellis’s/Petite Auberge).

Heirloom has been described as ‘an oasis of gorgeousness on the high street’, beautifully arranged with a ambience like a traditional haberdashery, selling vintage furniture and gifts & homeware such as luxurious cashmere by ‘Avoca’, divine scented candles by ‘True Grace’, jewellery, cards, children’s toys and books and much more.

Teddington Carpet Centre has now moved to its new home, where It’s A Wrap was previously, leaving its old home empty for the time-being along with Johnson’s Dry Cleaners which was recently vacated. Charity card shop Stepping On Out is moving into an empty unit on The Causeway and will holding its grand opening this Saturday, 20th October from 12-3pm.

The Royal Oak has been open for a couple of weeks now and customers are enjoying the hearty food menu as well as the selection of fine lagers and ales (see website for menus). The Teddington Arms has also re-opened after the recent refurbishment that now offers a more functional layout with folding doors separating the dining and sports-screen areas.


Royal Oak

After the success of Moidul’s new venture on the High Street, a new restaurant has recently also opened on Stanley Road and added to this expanding group. Moiduls of Teddington currently have several offers: 2 for 1 tapas (Sundays-Thursdays) and a 2 for 1 cocktail offer. They are also hosting an Elvis night on the 29th of October.

The popular coffee-by-the-lock destination, Flying Cloud Cafe Teddington will remain open at weekends only now until the 4th/5th Nov – then close till March 2013. New Generation Nail Bar new now has a Perkins Health unit in-store that offers a wide range of beauty and well-being services as well as hair extensions and not forgetting treatments for men!

The appearance of Wood’s fruit and veg stall on the corner of Broad Street/Church Road has delighted locals who now regularly shop here for fresh & interesting fruit & veg at supermarket-beating prices. Mixed fruit & veg boxes are also now available – 10 seasonal items for £10 with free local delivery (example here) or generally any order over £10 is delivered free.

It looks like good news for cyclists that shop at Tesco. It’s a shame that it had to get to the petition stage but Tesco head office have responded with the promise of working with Richmond Council to at least restore the parking that was previously available, if not improve upon them.

Finally with all the recent talk about how much tax large corporations pay in the UK and how difficult this makes it for small independents to compete, why not show you support to your local traders by shopping at smaller independent shops more often. Many shoppers are surprised by what items are for sale in shops they walk past regularly in Teddington so every time you find yourself on the high street, pop into one new shop that you haven’t been in before. Start by showing your support this weekend!

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  • 17th October 2012 at 14:27
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    “the selection of fine lagers and beers” – lager IS beer. And their website’s not up yet, so we can’t tell if they’re fine or not without going in.

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    • 17th October 2012 at 14:34
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      Thanks for spotting the typo – now amended. PS you can always pop in and browse the drink menu if you’re passing!

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