A gift shop is to open in the Uckfield High Street premises formerly occupied by Elysium engraving.
Chris Lawson of Lawson Commercial said the lease for 21a High Street had now been signed and the new shop would be run by the owner of Cadari, another gift shop, in Forest Row.
Hopes of finding a new jeweller to take over Chatfield’s
Mr Lawson is hoping to find another jeweller to take over the former Chatfield’s shop which has closed following the retirement of Mr Chatfield senior.
He said the fittings are already in place to make it easy for somebody to take over.
New tenant sought for the former All Wrapped Up shop
Next door to Chatfield’s a tenant is sought for the former All Wrapped Up premises.
Mr Lawson said the landlords at that property had an agreement with a London-based organisation that puts charities into empty premises on a rent-free basis on the understanding that they deal with the business rates element.
There was also an understanding that the occupier would leave if given two weeks notice.
Mr Lawson said he would be interested to hear from anybody locally who might be interested in taking on the shop under a similar agreement. “I’m not saying it would be rent-free but there could be a nominal rent with the same deal on business rates.”
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