High Street Update

Morrisons supermarket is looking to move into the empty Dreams unit, opposite Tesco. Plans have been submitted to change the layout at the rear of the store to assist deliveries. There is a customer lift mentioned to the first floor, but this is displayed as empty on current floor-plans. An alcohol license has also been requested for 6am to midnight.

This application has many different factors to the declined Sainsbury’s one – it’s not in a conservation area, there is already an existing late-night supermarket and parking nearby (Council car park by Tesco although already busy), no food sales exclusion, and is to move into an empty store – not replace a low-impact one.

Some residents may feel the same reservations that were felt for Sainsbury’s – do we have a good enough mix of supermarkets/chains and independents already? According to Richmond Council, Teddington currently has less supermarket floorspace than the national average and some would welcome a lower-cost competitor.

1of1design is now open 6 days a week at 80 High Street (previously Mackenzie Gallery) – the textiles, gifts and jewellery studio is a great place to find original one-off pieces exclusive to Teddington and the contemporary fashion is inspired by the eccentric, nostalgic, quirky and unique.

As well as items designed in-house, selected new artists each month and designers will exhibit at the shop, as well as specially curated vintage pieces and an extensive range of luggage/storage. You’ll always find something new, interesting and exclusive – prices from £1.20 to £2,500!

On offer currently is the 1 of 1 design range of hand-printed T shirts, embossed lap-top bags and silk scarves. Also lots of graphic prints and Draughtsman range of printed T shirts for men. Commissions for printed textiles and personalised jewellery are also welcome.

Pink and Blue gents and ladies hairdressers has opened at 212 Kingston Road.
They are offering 25% off all services through August as an introductory deal – call 0208 9777977 to book. Istanbul Barbecue on Broad Street has applied for a late license for the sale of alcohol (until 11:30pm) and food until 2am.

It’s holiday season! As well as many residents disappearing elsewhere for the summer, some businesses will also be closed for the following dates:
Retro Bistrot 29th July – 12th Aug
Mela Mela 4th – 18th Aug
Sidra Patisserie 5th – 26th Aug
Fallow Deer Cafe 11th – 24th Aug
Al Borgo 26th Aug – 3rd Sep
Shambles 26th Aug – 9th Sep

The Repair Station has completed it’s Samsung refit and is open again for business – in addition to offering handsets, contracts, phone kits, in and out of warranty repairs via Nokia Care, Apple Care and Samsung Service, the store now has a selection of Samsung tablets on display to try before you buy.

In addition to a “no fix, no fee” techie PC & Mac support and repair, the PC At Home on Stanley Road can also help with iPad screen repairs as well as a whole range of new & used PCs and laptops, peripherals and upgrades.

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  • 27th October 2013 at 09:45
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    Despite announcing they wouldn’t open a store where they aren’t wanted, Sainsbury’s are appealing against RUT’s application refusal at the Calligaris site. It is mystifying why they don’t take a leaf out of Morrison’s book and think about empty sites rather than low impact occupied – the Causeway empty site with plenty of rear parking and loading springs to mind – definitely greater ‘footfall’ than the end of the High Street, which will decrease of course when Haymarket move away from Teddington.

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