A Stevenage hardware store has reopened in a new location after 89 years in the town's High Street.

J Deamer & Son Ltd closed its doors for the final time on Saturday, March 25.

However, the store has announced that it will continue trading from it's workshop in Church Lane.


Yesterday (Sunday, March 26) the business shared images of its "new home", via its Facebook page.

A spokesperson for J Deamer & Son previously said: "It is with great regret that Stuart Deamer wishes to announce the closure of J Deamer & Son hardware store from March 25.


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"Sadly, no buyer came forward to continue the hardware side of the business since it was advertised in February 2022.

"However, the workshop on Church Lane will remain open and we will still offer service and sales of garden machinery and key cutting.

The Comet: The owner's ill health led to the move.The owner's ill health led to the move. (Image: J Deamer & Son Ltd)

“This has been a difficult decision, as the family business has been in the High Street for 89 years and three generations, but unfortunately Stuart’s continued ill health has forced the decision.

“Stuart, Sarah and all the staff would like to thank you for your loyal support over the years and hope you will continue to support us in our next chapter.”

Stevenage Borough Council has granted planning permission for the business' former location to become a betting store.

As part of Boyle Sports' takeover of the location, the 18th-century Grade II-listed building will be painted blue.

The Comet: The business' High Street store closed its doors for the last time on Saturday.The business' High Street store closed its doors for the last time on Saturday. (Image: J Deamer & Son Ltd)

An illuminated external sign will be erected, multiple satellite dishes and air conditioning condenser units will be installed at the rear of the building and the timber shopfront will be replaced.

Despite these changes, "Historic England have assessed the proposal and have no concerns", according to a report provided to Stevenage Borough Council's Planning and Development Committee.

The new betting shop will employ six members of staff; three full-time, and three part-time.