Penarth’s largest antique shop – Avalon Antiques – is to close its premises in Victoria Road in June and move to a new location in the Penarth Road Pumping Station.
Avalon has been trading for over 8 years at Victoria Road – next door to the Igam Ogam shoe shop.
It’s run by retired mining engineer Mr Stephen Cox and his wife Gitti,who say the shop overheads – including monthly rental of £1,000 and monthly business rates of £250 make it uneconomical to continue trading in Penarth.
Avalon Antiques is well known in the antiques business and has been a location for several tv programmes ranging from the BBC Antiques Road Show and an S4C drama series to “Crimewatch” – where it was the stand-in location for the recreation of a London antique-shop robbery.
Avalon will close its doors in Penarth for the last time on June 21st when the current lease expires.