News from the high street

Published on: 12th March 2014

A new toy shop, Toy Box, has opened in Hereford, while Canvey-based Gizmos has closed down unexpectedly.shops300

Giles Mason has opened Toy Box in Broad Street, Hereford, which replaces the former Ideal Carpets store. Toy Box, which stocks products for new-born babies up to 12-year-old children, was officially opened by Herefordshire MP Jesse Norman earlier this month.

On the other hand, the popular Canvey-based children’s toy store, Gizmos, has closed down unexpectedly, joining a number of other boarded up stores on the street. Staff at neighbouring stores said they believed the owners of the toy shop had been finding it difficult to cope with rising rates and a lack of trade. Quirk Deacon estate agent, which neighboured Gizmos until recently, has relocated, while several other shops have been left empty.

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