The planning application to slightly alter rear of the ex-Dreams unit has been given the go-ahead and the target for the Morrisons Local to open is mid-November (definitely before Christmas). There are some positions available at this store – see their jobs website for info. [Update 07/11/2013] Opening date now planned for Monday 25th November at 9am (opening ceremony at 8am).
Not to be confused with another Morrisons – the Solicitors who have also recently taken up residence in Teddington in the office building owned by RHP (Waldegrave Road).
Heel For Leather shoe shop will be leaving the High Street but another business has already snapped up this lease – more info soon. In the meantime head down there for shoe sales! An empty unit on Waldegrave Road (was Lee’s Garden takeaway) will soon become a fish and chip shop. Vacant spaces continue to fill up on Broad Street – next door to Red Peppers, work has begun to fit this out as a beauticians. This leaves only 1 empty space on Broad Street where Greggs vacated earlier this year.
Two new neighbours have recently appeared in Church Road: Love U Mum coffee house – with a tasty menu that contains home-made granola with roasted plums & honey yoghurt, blueberry pancakes with caramalised banana and poached & scrambled eggs on sour dough bread as well as organic coffees, juices & smoothies and homemade biscuits and cakes.
Divine Flowers have been serving the area with flowers for a while now and now have a shop to visit. They also stock a wide range of gifts and household items such as crockery, handbags, cushions and candles. You might see their displays in shop windows around town such as this one for Heirloom to celebrate one year of being in Teddington.
Teddington was recently featured in a Japanese ex-pat magazine after a journalist visited the town. Featured are Nova Fortuny, Heirloom, Retro, Jenny Blanc and Casa Del Habano, although a quick Google translation leaves some curious phrases such as “The friendly service of Mr. Vincent, the owner lets you feel the coziness.”
Retro has picked up some more highly deserved awards – Highly Commended Award from famous chef and former maitre d’ Anton Mosimann in the Best Service category of the Time & Leisure Food and Drink Awards and the Highly Commended award from celebrity chef Antonio Carluccio for Best Overall Local Restaurant. In August Retro also came runner-up in the Best Thames Local restaurant competition in which the public voted for their favourite restaurants along the River Thames.
A new Totally Locally Teddington initiative started today to help promote the Magic Tenner concept – the calculation that every £10 you spend in your local economy at independent businesses can grow into £50 as the money changes in the area.
A whole slew of discounted £10 deals will be available from 17th to 31st October – keep an eye out for posters in windows that show what’s on offer or print out a map & list: