The unit left vacant after BoHo Boutique closed is to become a Mary Portas Living & Giving charity shop, supporting Save the Children and joins several other in South West London including Richmond, Chiswick and Barnes. Work has already begun for this conversion of this listed building for the charity concept.. with the local community at its heart, Living & Giving is not just a shop, but a place to inspire, share, create, meet and discover.
In addition to Greggs soon to be closing its Teddington branch, Dreams is also to leave Teddington after the company recently went into administration. It’s not yet known who might be able to take on this large retail unit that spans two floors.
Businesses are returning to the Causeway after long-term vacant spaces here. The newest arrival is TMS Hair & Beauty (Tyler’s Mum’s Salon) named after owner Stacy’s son. The original TMS opened in Hampton 6 years ago and business partners Stacy Forbes and Ken Oputa are expanding to Teddington with the opening of this second business which will employ five apprentices. TMS currently is offering 50% off on all hair and beauty treatment on Thursdays! Call 02036747431 to book or for more info.
Sidra Patisserie on Church Road has recently opened and has been delighting visitors with their range of cakes, bread and sandwiches. Their cake selection includes pistachio and apricot, pear and blueberry tarts as well as eclairs, cakes, baklava, English classics like bread and butter pudding, apple tarts and sticky toffee pudding – all made in store. Sandwiches are made fresh every day with tasty ingredients, falafel and humus is available to take-away as is the wide range of artisan breads that are delivered daily. Pics here.
The children’s area gives time for parents to relax and have their Illy coffee whilst for £6.99 each, budding kitchen hands can dress in chefs jacket and hats to make their own cupcakes with fresh cream, sweets and chocolate.
As the last pieces of the Queen Dowager are demolished to make way for new houses, the Bloated Mallard will be changing hands soon and be altered to increase the dining area to become more of a gastro-pub offering. Many local pubs are now hosting regular quiz nights, live music and other events to pull the punters in so it’s a buyer’s market! The Royal Oak have something going on every evening of the week. The Waldegrave Arms is the latest addition to the pub quiz circuit (on Mondays) and hosts live music, £5 lunch specials and Ping Pong Thursdays! Some pub and other regular weekly events are listed here.
Teddington Sports recently opened on the corner of Hampton & Sixth Cross Roads (near Squires Garden Centre) and is a specialist retailer with a comprehensive stock of leading brands of sports equipment for cricket, hockey and rugby – juniors and adults catered for!
Plans for Sainsbury’s to take over the Calligaris site are still open for public comment after an error meant they had to be resubmitted. Teddington Police Safer Neighbourhood Team are also leading objections to the alcohol license application due to safety and policing concerns. A website has been set-up by local concerned residents with details of the applications and how to object if you wish to: sainsburysteddington.wordpress.com.