This busy gift shop that has traded for the last 11 years is on the market. Selling due to retirement, the business can be purchased as a going concern for a very reasonable sum we hear.

The selling agent is Amos estates who can be contacted 01268 742742.

This great little business will be snapped up soon for sure.

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Ciao Cafe

The current owner of Ciao has decided to sell for family reasons. The café, which is a favourite  for many Thorpe Bay Broadway shoppers is continuing as “business as usual” while a friendly and suitable buyer is found.

We think it’s a marvellous opportunity for somebody to take on a great business and become an instant success.

So, will somebody who can make a fabulous cappuccino please buy Ciao and keep the Broadway suitably caffeinated at all times!

Old HSBC branch

After months of speculation we can report that the old HSBC branch will be opening shortly as Gardner’s Paint & Paper. The shop will offer Farrow & Ball , Little Greene, Sanderson, and Paint & Paper library paints and papers. The shop will carry extensive stocks and mixing facilities and aims to give expert advice.

To complement the decorating side, Gardner’s will also offer some very exclusive home wares with many pieces exclusively imported from Venice.

Gardner’s tell us they hope to be open by the end of February. Good luck and welcome to Thorpe Bay Broadway!

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