Joli Couture is to stay in Uckfield. Boutique owner Kay Bevan is to move her business to new premises, thanks to support of customers.
Kay had planned to close her shop when a five-year break in a ten-year
lease came up in July but customers were so disappointed when they heard
that she has changed her mind.
Kay said: “I really wasn’t ready to go but had to make a decision about
whether to commit to another five years because of the break in the lease.
I was overwhelmed by the reaction of customers when they heard I was
planning to go and so have been re-thinking my plans.”
“Both my husband Ray and I have invested a lot of work in the business and
I was reluctant to throw all that away. Now having found new smaller
premises I will focus on a niche of the clothes customers have liked best.
”I would like to thank all our customers for their support.”
Kay doesn’t want to reveal where the new High Street premises are until
contracts have been exchanged but she is once more enjoying planning for
Kay said some people jumped to the conclusion that she was closing her shop
because of expected disruption during High Street roadworks but that was
never the case. She thought the new look would benefit the town.
She added: “I would never have invested in Uckfield if I didn’t believe in
the town and I still believe in it now. I think the High Street will look
great when the work is finished.”
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