Landmark Banbury shop gets new lease on life just in time for Christmas season

A landmark Banbury shop is getting a new lease on life just in time for the Christmas season.

Tuesday, 24th November 2020, 3:24 pm
A landmark Banbury shop at the site of Trinders Bicycle shop is getting a new lease on life just in time for the Christmas season.

The site of Trinders Bicycle shop, in Broad Street, Banbury, which has stood empty since 2017, has been given a new Christmas lease of life after the owners made the space available to local traders, as a pop-up shop, over the festive season.

Five businesses have moved in and will begin trading next week on Thursday December 3.

The store is called the 'Pop Up 5 Banbury' and includes the exciting art of local man, Anthony Fowler, who has featured recently on the BBC with his automotive digital art images, that include a brand new rendition of the Lewis Hamilton F1, world beating racing car. Exclusive Designs has been featured in the local press, highlighting Anthony’s switch to his passion for creating beautiful car images, after his car cleaning business was hit by the pandemic.

Also trading at the site is The Art of Reuse, a mother and daughter venture offering high quality clothing, which include high street fashion and designer labels. They also feature some beautiful quality furnishings. There has never been a better time to both help the planet and get a fantastic bargain, as the interior furnishings and fashions that are on offer may be pre-owned but have a lifetime ahead of them.

Yolanda Fletcher, the proprietor of The Art of Reuse, said: ”My mother, Pamela Ball and I are both passionate about local businesses buying and selling locally, supporting each other and contributing to the protection of the environment.

"I am also excited that each sale from the 'Pop Up 5 Banbury' will generate funds for local Charities as part of our agreement with the owners of Trinders.”

The Art of Reuse has named the Banbury Women’s Refuge, Blue Cross animal charity and the Missing People Charity as beneficiaries from their sales.

Other businesses trading from the site are JS Scooters, EA Embellished Art and the Orinoco Charity. They will be opening on Thursday December 3 and will be open throughout the holiday season.