Following the recent opening of the new Sainsbury’s Local and a makeover at the Co-op there’s now a brand new bright yellow frontage at Barclay & Cook (pictured). Not only does it bring their livery into line with other Premier outlets but emphasises the fact that it’s “business as usual” at the friendly High Street convenience store.
“It’s a way of letting the village know we’re still here,” says owner David Cook “and we’re not planning to disappear! I think people have twigged that we’re actually cheaper for many of the day to day items than either of the supermarkets – and that you get one to one service. There’s also been a slight redesign to our interior layout to make your visit as quick and easy as possible. But you don’t have to walk down miles of aisles to find what you’re looking for!”
Also hoping to earn their stripes are ‘Spotted Zebra’! The new clothing store at 9 Church Street was originally launched as an internet only shop on eBay “but this is the next stage” says Kerri Russell, who owns and runs the business with sister Lisa Button. They opened in Ruddington at the start of June and promise “the latest fashions at fantastic prices. We’re much cheaper than the city for our men’s and women’s designer clothes and accessories so please come in and have a look!”
And ‘Beauty at the Barn’ is on the move to bigger premises on Kempson Street this month. Customers old and new are being invited to their “Grand Opening Day” event at Orchard House – with champagne, nibbles and special offers on Friday 22nd July. Look out for more information and photos in the Village Newsletter next month.((Researched & written by Graham Wright)