March 4 2015 Latest news:
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
A Fakenham arts and crafts shop has reopened 10 weeks after being forced to close by the town’s biggest fire in living memory.
Pedlars Gold has moved from Market Place, where the building remains structurally unsafe from the fire of May 25, to Norwich Street, where it opened on Monday.
Sisters Jayne Mahoney and Carol Baker, who own the business which has been in Fakenham for 14 years, admitted they felt like giving up during a stressful 10 weeks.
Mrs Baker said: “It has been a lot of hard work and there were some points where we couldn’t see a way forward but it was the customers who helped us carry on with their kind words and encouragement.”
The sisters would particularly like to thank Barclays Bank for allowing them to run a pop up shop and Artfellows gallery for allowing them to sell items in their premises.
With a reputation as one of the toughest people in business, many stores would shudder at the thought of getting the Mary Portas treatment.