Lonefairy Jewellery has become the first pop-up shop participant to set up permanent shop in Andover, and will be opening on Monday, 28th April.
After a sell-out three week stint in the original pop-up shop in Bridge Street, Andover, the owner of Lonefairy Jewellery has taken the plunge and signed a lease to take over 4 Waterloo Court; just behind the High Street.
To help even further, the Council has awarded Lonefairy Jewellery an Independent Retailer Grant of £1,000. Proprietor Michelle Newton said: “The pop-up shop experience encouraged me to finally take the plunge and set up shop in Andover permanently. The feedback and support that I got from the Council has encouraged me every step of the way. “
Leader of the Council, Councillor Ian Carr, said: “It takes an enormous amount of hard work and self-belief to set up and develop a business. I know this for a fact having established and run a specialist retail outlet in the town in the past.”
“The Council is tremendously pleased to have been able to support Lonefairy Jewellery along their journey to a permanent presence in the town. As part of the aims of the Andover Summit we want to help stimulate a thriving economy in the town and the pop-up shops, set up by the Council, have proved a great springboard to achieve this goal.”
“More pop-up shops will be springing up around Andover soon and I hope that we will shortly see another pop-up participant decide to take permanent premises.”
Along with the £1,000 grant, Lonefairy Jewellery will receive a wide package of support from the Council, including free membership of the British Independent Retailer Association worth £180, specialist advice on how to minimise utility bills, retailer training and discounted advertising with local online and print media.