High Street Update

There are lots of changes happening at the moment in Teddington’s shopping areas.

After 6 years the much-loved Al Borgo on Church Road has closed it’s doors, owners Marco & Nikola are moving back to Italy and would like to thank locals for the custom and company over the years. In its place a new English/French restaurant-bar Dusty Miller has already opened to welcome diners back. You can check out their menu here.

Many local businesses are enjoying a Spring refurbishment including a smart refitting of Tide End Cottage on Ferry Road and a smashing new garden to enjoy the summer at the Abercorn Arms. Cafe Cafe on Broad Street has also been refurbished and now opens later 7 days a week.

After announcing 1000 branch-closures nationally to save costs, HSBC customers have been informed that the Teddington branch will close on 4th September 2015, advising that Twickenham or Kingston branches can be used instead.

After Perkins Health closed on Broad Street, Princess Alice Hospice took the opportunity to hop over the road to a larger space and fit out the space with a chique-vintage vibe.

Some long-standing businesses are closing soon in Teddington, Palmers bike shop on Stanley Road and J Coutts jewellers (currently with a closing down sale) on Broad Street. Calligaris is also hosting a closing down sale before its move to Kingston to make way for the new Sainsbury’s Local store. Sainsbury’s recently was granted permission to display adverts on the store after promising to consult with the community over a locally-themed design and with illuminated adverts turned off when closed. As Sainsbury’s nears an opening date, Morrisons has cut down opening hours to close at 6pm daily in advance of its final day which will be Sunday 26th July.

Sadly after 16 years entertaining youngsters in the area and furnishing them with play things, Play Inside Out has closed its doors. A farewell notice has been posted that you can read here. On The Causeway Faye’s Hair and Beauty Salon recently closed and new owners are currently fitting the space to be a nail bar “Glamour Nails”.

Jack Brundson & Son, recently opened on The High Street – this is a family firm that provides high quality windows and doors, pop in to see their range of doors, sash, bi-folding and other types of windows. Evergreen Health Spa recently opened opposite Teddington Station, offering a range of traditional Chinese medicines and massages including reflexology, sports therapy and treatments.

Estate agent riverhomes will soon be opening in the unit where the Fallow Deer once occupied. They are waterside property and houseboat specialists and are recruiting for a variety of positions – get in touch if you are interested. Work continues on the ex-Bottoms Up unit behind hordings that included artwork from a local artist, the space is being divided into two new office/shop spaces and is due to be ready this Autumn.

If you fancy some delicious food delivered to your door then there are plenty of local options for high quality foods:

Let’s Grow Wild deliver 1st class fruit and vegetable to your home in a van covered in grass! Tel 07463 773 426 or email letsgrowwild@deliveryman.com to arrange delivery.

This ‘medium’ box contained carrot , broccoli, leek, courgette, corn, sugar snap, peas, red and white onion, garlic, chilli, lettuce, tomato on the vine, cherry tomato, cucumber, spring onion, field mushrooms, satsuma, apple, banana, pineapple, peach, lemon, lime and cherries!

Heena’s Kitchen Curry offers fresh, homemade indian meals with fresh ingredients delivered to your door with a different menu each week.

Each week you can choose from either a meat or vegetable dish. Included in your meal are a starter of your choice, rice, raita, salad, chappati and veg dish.

Teddington Bakehouse make and deliver personalised cupcakes and other goodies for special occasions or just if you simply like cake.

They also offer wedding cupcake tiers, tray bakes, minicakes and ‘Teddington Tea Service’: sandwiches, scones, trifles and tartlets delivered locally!

[Update] Since published, sadly Mercado and TCS have also announced they will be closing their Teddington branches. Independent boutique TCS has been in Teddington for 20 years and will be focussed on their Bath branch and online. Mercado previously had several shops in the area and will now just be based in East Molesey.

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