Ladywell high street’s Honeybourne’s has been sold – but the good news is that it is set to remain as a gift shop.
The new owners, who will take over the shop on Monday May 20, are local and are keen to play a role in supporting the neighbourhood.
Hannah, who has run the shop for three and a half years, is now keen to reduce her stock as quickly as possible and has launched her final sale with big reductions on all items.
So don’t miss out on lots of bargains!
Hannah is now taking up a new challenge as a trade union organiser with the TSSA.
The shop at 46 Ladywell Road was opened by Jason (remember him) as a gift shop six years ago.
Before that it was NightWatch, at the time one of Ladywell’s infamous empty properties. The unit was left vacant for well over a decade.
Heckstall & Smith, the butchers shop, has been sold to Jon Toy, a butcher from Twickenham. The fish and chip shop, which was sold recently, is currently being refurbished.
The new owner, who also runs the Village Fish Bar in Blackheath, expects to reopen in about two weeks.
We hope all this activity is a good sign that Ladywell’s high street will continue to thrive in the years ahead despite all the challenges shopowners face.
A recent report said a net 2,481 stores, banks and other businesses disappeared from Britain’s top 500 high streets last year, 40 per cent more than in 2017.