Following the relocation of Julia’s Kitchen from Church Street into larger premises on High Street it hasn’t taken long for another brand new business to spring up in its place. However it is co-run by two already familiar village faces – one from Summers at Eleven next door and the other from Bar Six on Dutton’s Hill!
Yvonne Summers and Amanda Gardener have gone into partnership to provide Ruddington with a much needed general gift shop – after other similar village ventures over the past couple of decades fizzled out. Whilst there are already Ruddington retailers specialising in fabrics, “Home Interiors and Gifts” are the focus of this new business, which officially opened on 5 November.
Yvonne and Amanda are very much open for feedback and suggestions on what villagers would like them to stock in the future. They already have lots of hand crafted goods in the new shop along with cards and art work by local designers and artists. They also hope to create a hub for supporting local talent and creative individuals alongside their home interiors and gifts. Plus, of course, Christmas is coming – and their first “festive shelf” is already in place!
Graham Wright at RUDDINGTON.info