Three of Helston's empty shops are filled

Paula Hendra has opened Lime Green Submarine in Meneage Street.

Paula Hendra has opened Lime Green Submarine in Meneage Street.

First published in News

Three of Helston's empty shops have been filled by businesses, giving a boost to the town's economy.

Most recently, Lime Green Submarine opened in Meneage Street on Saturday, filling the shop left vacant when Premier Photographics closed down.

It has been opened by Paula Hendra, who used to own Inspirations in Wendron Street. There is a similar mix of gift items for sale, particularly concentrating on beauty products, toiletries and accessories.

Further up the street, Lily The Pink has relocated from The Parade to the old Verran's Butchers, which has subsequently been a clothes shop and briefly a second hand shop. The business has also rebranded, to the new name of Lillies, but continues to sell clothes and accessories as before.

However, it looks as though the shop it left will not remain empty for long, as a note on the window states that the next door second hand furniture business is looking to expand into it.

Finally, The Daisy Chain has opened at the top of Meneage Street, selling gifts and handmade items.

 

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4:43pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

This is good news for Helston and hopefully some of the businesses will additionally benefit from the reduction in business rates for small businesses. Helston can continue to build on its promotion of 'independents' and cultural attraction, with the town offering an alternative experience to large supermarkets.
This is good news for Helston and hopefully some of the businesses will additionally benefit from the reduction in business rates for small businesses. Helston can continue to build on its promotion of 'independents' and cultural attraction, with the town offering an alternative experience to large supermarkets. Gillian R.Z. Martin
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7:38pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

Does anyone know if Cllr Boase ever open his shop? If so, what does it sell? Is The Daisy Chain his shop? Just wondering.
Does anyone know if Cllr Boase ever open his shop? If so, what does it sell? Is The Daisy Chain his shop? Just wondering. Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 11

10:04am Sun 16 Mar 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

See the usual negative people have thumbed your comment down Gill, as usual they offer no alternative themselves. At least you actually stand by what you believe in all the time and openly say so, no matter how much criticism you take for it.
They are doing their best in Helston and to fill empty shops is a plus.
See the usual negative people have thumbed your comment down Gill, as usual they offer no alternative themselves. At least you actually stand by what you believe in all the time and openly say so, no matter how much criticism you take for it. They are doing their best in Helston and to fill empty shops is a plus. Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 6

4:58pm Sun 16 Mar 14

meerkats says...

Great to see some of the empty shops being used again . Good luck to all of them and hope they do well. I dont think The Daisy Chain is anything to do with Cllr Boase as i was told their shop was in the main street lower down , but i may be wrong and will probably be corrected if i am.
Great to see some of the empty shops being used again . Good luck to all of them and hope they do well. I dont think The Daisy Chain is anything to do with Cllr Boase as i was told their shop was in the main street lower down , but i may be wrong and will probably be corrected if i am. meerkats
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6:11pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

meerkats wrote:
Great to see some of the empty shops being used again . Good luck to all of them and hope they do well. I dont think The Daisy Chain is anything to do with Cllr Boase as i was told their shop was in the main street lower down , but i may be wrong and will probably be corrected if i am.
Good to see you commenting meerkats, I think you are correct in what you say. I know Mrs Boase sells cakes in the Guildhall market.
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: Great to see some of the empty shops being used again . Good luck to all of them and hope they do well. I dont think The Daisy Chain is anything to do with Cllr Boase as i was told their shop was in the main street lower down , but i may be wrong and will probably be corrected if i am.[/p][/quote]Good to see you commenting meerkats, I think you are correct in what you say. I know Mrs Boase sells cakes in the Guildhall market. Gillian R.Z. Martin
  • Score: 2

10:17am Mon 17 Mar 14

krazyitchkatie says...

Cllr Boase's shop is nearer to Jade Garden and is still being renovated.

Onward and upward Helston!
Cllr Boase's shop is nearer to Jade Garden and is still being renovated. Onward and upward Helston! krazyitchkatie
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10:33am Mon 17 Mar 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

krazyitchkatie wrote:
Cllr Boase's shop is nearer to Jade Garden and is still being renovated.

Onward and upward Helston!
Thanks, I was only wondering, and just wondering what they would sell. Nice to see Helston filling the empty shops.

meerkats, thanks, it only made me think it might be Daisy chain because I thought someone said Cllr Boase's shop would be selling gift items, and it seemed a long time opening wherever it was, so I thought perhaps it had finally opened.
[quote][p][bold]krazyitchkatie[/bold] wrote: Cllr Boase's shop is nearer to Jade Garden and is still being renovated. Onward and upward Helston![/p][/quote]Thanks, I was only wondering, and just wondering what they would sell. Nice to see Helston filling the empty shops. meerkats, thanks, it only made me think it might be Daisy chain because I thought someone said Cllr Boase's shop would be selling gift items, and it seemed a long time opening wherever it was, so I thought perhaps it had finally opened. Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 11

2:44pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

No wonder they say its done dreckly in Cornwall, when i lived in Helston Boase was claiming his grant and supposed to be renovating his shop then, how long can it take, someone has told me from Falmouth that Hilltop garage in Helston has been sold bought refurbished and has an opening date in a much shorter time. Think Boase is having a laugh.
No wonder they say its done dreckly in Cornwall, when i lived in Helston Boase was claiming his grant and supposed to be renovating his shop then, how long can it take, someone has told me from Falmouth that Hilltop garage in Helston has been sold bought refurbished and has an opening date in a much shorter time. Think Boase is having a laugh. Rainbow over Helston
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3:53pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

Rainbow over Helston wrote:
No wonder they say its done dreckly in Cornwall, when i lived in Helston Boase was claiming his grant and supposed to be renovating his shop then, how long can it take, someone has told me from Falmouth that Hilltop garage in Helston has been sold bought refurbished and has an opening date in a much shorter time. Think Boase is having a laugh.
You do not know what the personal circumstances are of Councillor John Boase, I suppose a business such as the one at Hill Top probably has more capital behind it.
[quote][p][bold]Rainbow over Helston[/bold] wrote: No wonder they say its done dreckly in Cornwall, when i lived in Helston Boase was claiming his grant and supposed to be renovating his shop then, how long can it take, someone has told me from Falmouth that Hilltop garage in Helston has been sold bought refurbished and has an opening date in a much shorter time. Think Boase is having a laugh.[/p][/quote]You do not know what the personal circumstances are of Councillor John Boase, I suppose a business such as the one at Hill Top probably has more capital behind it. Gillian R.Z. Martin
  • Score: 2

12:59am Fri 21 Mar 14

Helston Observer says...

Good luck to all the new businesses in Helston, at least the business owners have the stomach to take the plunge. Let's hope helston comes out and supports you all.
Good luck to all the new businesses in Helston, at least the business owners have the stomach to take the plunge. Let's hope helston comes out and supports you all. Helston Observer
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