As new shops open in Uckfield one of our existing businesses is celebrating its tenth anniversary and set to renew its lease. Read on to find out more about where to shop in town this month.
PipeDreams celebrates ten years in Uckfield
David and Julie Hobbs’ of PipeDreams the snow, surf and skate shop, are celebrating ten years in Uckfield and currently renewing their lease on premises at 85 High Street.
They have had some tough years, launching during a recession but remain committed to the town and hope shoppers will continue to support them.
David said: “We still enjoy the shop and don’t want to just be an online business and we’re in a good position half way between Tunbridge Wells and Brighton. We hope people will continue to support us.”
Flip flops, wet suits, acqua shoes and more water sport shoes are available now the shop is in full swing for summer.
Cheese Etc due to open in Uckfield in July
The owners of the new cheesemongers Cheese Etc are hoping open their shop at 168 High Street on Monday, July 11.
Work is progressing on refurbishing the store with new signage in place and the outside being decorated between bursts of rain.
Martin Sergison said they would sell between 100 and 120 different types of cheese, 80% of them British and 20% of them the better quality continental brands.
Out of the 80% of British cheeses, 50% will be from the South East of England and most of the shop’s suppliers are within an hour’s drive.
There will also be a charcuterie (cold meats), olives and preserves and bread too to go with the cheese.
Martin said he and Sharon Douglas are looking forward to welcoming their first customers.
J&S a superstore for motorcyclists
If you are a motorcyclist a place you must surely have visited by now – or have on your to do list – is J&S a new superstore on the Bellbrook Industrial Estate.
The recently refurbished premises are in part of the building once occupied by Trading 4U in Bell Lane. The other part is occupied by Howdens.
This store has been described by visitors as a Tardis. It is full of motorcycle clothing for women and men whether for the enthusiast or for the new rider. There’s fashion clothing, two piece leather suits, one piece leather suits, waterproof textile suits.
There’s motocross clothing and motocross boots, waterproof motorcycle boots, sports motorcycle boots to name but a few things. And there’s a huge range of helmets, probably near 500 of them, reckons manager Liam Easton.
More recently the store has taken delivery of three 125 DERBI motorcycles which are described as “perfect for the daily commute and all new bikers looking for a great looking bike at a reasonable price”.
Sales advisor Hayden Craft is pictured here with his favourite:
The team at J&S are hoping their store will become a meeting place for bikers and last weekend they welcomed riders from Shoreham. See the pictures below.
Some visitors have said they would like an instore café and while that won’t be possible J&S has arranged for the Pit Stop Pantry to park outside the superstore this Sunday and every other Sunday to offer hot food and drinks.
It’s worth noting that J&S offers 0% finance on clothing, so if you need a full kit out the payment can be spread over 12 months.
Read more about J&S in a previous Uckfield News story here: J&S motorcycle clothing and accessories superstore opens in Uckfield.
Busy launch for Chapter Three
Chapter Three, a new look Joli Couture, opened in Uckfield on Monday and owner Kay Bevan is delighted with the welcome given to her boutique.
It can be found at 176 High Street still has Joli Couture’s most popular brands but new ones too, along with jewellery, including Envy, Olia, and Orelia brands and gifts including nicely packaged diffusers and candles from the French brand Matilda M.
Kay has opened with ‘transitional’ fashions, those which can take you from summer to autumn and she’s pleased about that because the unseasonally cool weather has brought people in looking for sweat shirts.
In August autumn stock will start arriving and Kay is planning to launch a loyalty card scheme in the autumn.