A new gift shop – and a new delicatessen – will be coming to Penarth Town Centre soon in two separate developments by two separate enterprises.
The new gift shop is due to open towards the end of next month will take over the premises currently operated by Windsor Gifts ( between Griffin Books and Funky Monkey children’s wear).
The name of the new business – situated in one of Penarth’s prime retailing spots right next to the Windsor Road bus stop – hasn’t yet been divulged – and it won’t be opening until mid April.
The brains behind the new shop is one of Penarth’s most experienced retailers – Cathy Evans. Cathy already owns the well-known “Bojangles” store in Stanwell Road and the exclusive fashion store nearby “Gingers” – but this will be the first time she’s opened a business in Windsor Road.
Windsor Gifts announced on February 7th it would be closing down at the end of March to enable proprietors proprietors Peter and Lynne Ellis to put their feet up after 20 years of successful retailing in Penarth – although this month’s hectic closing-down sale has had the pair working harder than ever.
Meanwhile it’s been confirmed that the former Chris Capus seed merchant’s shop in Glebe Steet – which once sold everything from birdfood to bedding plants is to become a new delicatessen.
The premises – one of the original traditional classic Penarth shops – are to retain the existing frontage and window frames (minus the Spratts budgie seed adverts) .
The builders say that on scraping away layers of paint from the window frames revealed they were made in solid teak and are easily good for another 100 years. There’s no firm date set for the opening of the new delicatessen but it’s expected to be within the next few weeks .