BIZWATCH: PENARTH’S NEW “GIFTS @ No. 9” IS OPENED BY TOWN MAYOR

The new shop "Gifts @ No.9" is right by the main bus stop and in one of the highest-footfall areas of Penarth

It couldn’t be more convenient : The new shop “Gifts @ No.9″ is adjacent to the main bus stop and in one of the highest-footfall areas of Penarth town-centre

The Mayor of Penarth Cllr Mike Cuddy has officially opened the town’s newest gift shop “Gifts @ No. 9″ on Windsor Road.

The new shop is  between the Funky Monkey children’s wear shop and Griffin Books and is adjacent to the Arcade and the main bus stop on Windsor Road .

"Gifts @ No.9" is the concept of experienced local retailer Cathy Evans who also owns two other successful businesses in Penarth

“Gifts @ No.9” is the concept of experienced local retailer Cathy Evans who also owns two other successful businesses in Penarth

Gifts @ No. 9 is the latest venture of well-known local retailer Cathy Evans who also owns  the fashion shop Ginger’s on Stanwell Road and nearby Bojangles.

She says “ I am a great advocate of promoting the town and independent shops in order to offer diversity for people to shop and be an alternative to the high volume of online shopping that is in existence today.”

The interior of the shop has undergone a complete makeover and re-fit in bright light colours

The interior of the shop has undergone a complete makeover and re-fit in bright, light colours

The new store is at the same location as the former “Windsor’s” shop but Cathy and her team have undertaken a complete makeover of the premises with new interior decor, lighting, shelving and a bringing in a much larger range of new stock.

There's a huge selection of practical homeware on display

There’s a huge selection of practical homeware on display

The popular line of Yankee Candles is being continued in “Gifts @ No.9” but is complemented with a much larger range of gifts and homewares  – the majority of which are  entirely new to Penarth an unobtainable anywhere else.

The manager of the new store is Sam Hurcom.

Spoiled for choice: There's just so much to choose from at "Gifts @ No.9"

Spoiled for choice: There’s just so much to choose from at “Gifts @ No.9”

Cathy Evans says Penarth has “a wonderful array of excellent restaurants, hairdressers, beauty salons which offer a high degree of customer service but physically the public have to visit them to receive their services. You can’t receive these services online.”

She says “Fashion shops, gift shops, DIY, butchers and other commodities contend with online competition, supermarkets, click and collect, outlets and highs street discounting which makes it ever more difficult to compete, therefore I am passionate about our town and community. The public  can go into our lovely independents easily and are welcomed that is worth so much to be acknowledged and recognised.”

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6 Responses to BIZWATCH: PENARTH’S NEW “GIFTS @ No. 9” IS OPENED BY TOWN MAYOR

  1. Jane Foster says:

    I looked in the window yesterday and was really impressed by the Penarth themed gifts (as well as the sheep, of course!). I’m sure the shop will do well, good luck in the new venture!

  2. Great to see another venture and even better that its independent!
    Good Luck
    Team Bottle Shop

  3. Rich says:

    Good Luck !!!! .. Celtic Carpet Cleaning

  4. johnmac says:

    every food wish, Cathy and tbe guys at Hamptons in particular have led the way i. reviving the town. Only wish they could be our councillors too!

  5. Wonderful to have you next door, looks fantastic!

  6. Catherine Evans says:

    Thank you for your lovely comments I am so grateful and to the Penarth Daily News for the article.
    Cathy

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