Norwich stallholder relocates to Harleston shop

A south Norfolk market town has received a retail boost after a new business relocated from a shopping mall unit in Norwich to an empty high street store.

Coral Randall opened Spitspot in the Thoroughfare at Harleston last week after spending four months operating a stall in the Castle Mall.

The shopkeeper, who makes curtains, blinds and soft furnishings, said she was delighted with the response from locals to her new business.

Mrs Randall, who lives in nearby Weybread, is selling a range of jewellery, gifts, handbags, and fabrics, and has made some of the items herself.

She added that she was glad to move to Harleston after testing the water at a small unit in Norwich.


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'There is a huge amount of footfall in the Castle Mall, but people walk by blinkered and the rent was horrendous. The people in Harleston are the friendliest and nicest people I have come across and they have come in and wished me well and there has been very nice feedback and I'm glad I did it.'

'The shop is quirky and it has definitely brought something different to the town and I have a lot more space here,' she said.

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Mrs Randall said she tried to source as much local stock as possible, but has imported some the jewellery from Spain and belts and buckles from Italy.

For more information, visit www.spitspotdesigns.co.uk

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