16 Nov, 2013
We are pleased to announce the opening of our very own Totally Locally West Bridgford Pop up shop on Central Avenue.
After the kind gesture of FHP to let us have the David Holmes premises we hope that on Thursday 21st November at 12 noon the Mayor of Rushcliffe will open the shop officially revealing all the hard work by Suzanne Reeveley, Mike Finn and their friends to turn a large shoe shop into a mini Totally Locally department store with a difference.
At 12.30 Magician David Fox will demonstrate the magic tenner. Do you know what happens to the local economy if you spend £10 in a local independent business? it has a multiplying effect but by how much….. come and see for yourselves.
You will be welcomed by Cheryl of Slades on Melton Road who will present some lovely fruity surprises
Later on from 3pm Claire Elizabeth and Tiffin will have some taster Totally Locally cake and Tim from 200 degree coffee will be selling his locally roasted coffee. If you are nice to him, you may even be able to taste it before you buy!
Elise Jones an up and coming photographer has kindly offered to put this momentus occasion on film, so we can enjoy the memories for many years to come.
In the shop you will find people you may know from every day life in West Bridgford, dropping off at school, along the side lines on the sports fields, in the post office, the butcher, the parks and in the other local shops as they live and work here. The nice thing is, they will still be here once the pop up shop closes on Christmas eve, so make sure you pop in and find out where they are normally hidden.
In the pop up spa you will find
Maluwa therapies, Hands on Health (nail bar, hand and foot massages, reflexology, facials etc), Forever Living Aloe Vera products
Interior design and furniture by
Heidi’s home furnishings (Annie Sloane paint) ,
Living HQ (Farrow & Ball),
Upcycled furniture by Rosalia Rutter,
Alan Cross furniture/cabinet makers,
Stitched by Oonagh,
Rainbows and Lemondrops
Mini folk market,
Glass by Zena West and Catherine Catherine Mears,
cards by Jane Rose, Mary Wong, Les Prince
Jewellery by Leonie Woodfield, Mary Wong
Books by local author Rob Hahn
Locally Produced food (not to consume on the premises)
Magpie Brewery beer,
Chilli Fundamentals (anything chilli,
Coffee beans by 200 degree coffee,
Wedding Cakes by Caroline Hulland,
Cakes by Claire Elizabeth,
Iquazu fair trade,
Good old fashioned Care company,
Land scaping by Stone Landscapes,
web design by Volute
They have their workshops, little businesses very often tucked away in little streets, spare rooms, outhouses, attics or basements, and now it is their time to shine. We are aware that not every one in this situation is able to join the pop up shop as time and space is short, so to also support them we have asked in our Terms and Conditions of being in the shop, that in the Totally Locally spirit they will try and spend the profits made in the Pop up shop, back into other local independents across West Bridgford wherever possible, rather than online or in the supermarkets. That way all local independents benefit which is good for all of us. It means variety, choice and employment, making West Bridgford a happy, healthy and more prosperous town to live, work and play. Merry Christmas to you all!