Business Tackles Economic Downturn Head On

AGAINST a backdrop of High Street shop closures, a Letchworth GC business is tackling the economic downturn head on and has moved to new premises. The Christian Bookshop celebrated the opening of its newly fitted shop in Leys Avenue on Saturday, with a pa

AGAINST a backdrop of High Street shop closures, a Letchworth GC business is tackling the economic downturn head on and has moved to new premises.

The Christian Bookshop celebrated the opening of its newly fitted shop in Leys Avenue on Saturday, with a party atmosphere as over 100 visitors viewed the ribbon cutting ceremony.

"I am delighted with the new premises," said Diane Brendling, shop manager, who cut the ribbon. "We are looking forward to welcoming more people into our shop now it is nearer to the town centre."

Generous gifts from local churches and individuals have paid for the fitting out of this bright and colourful environment, where people can browse cards, gifts and music as well as Bibles and Christian books.

The business has a long history, starting in Hitchin in 1967 and moving to Station Road, Letchworth GC 20 years ago.

Duncan Reeves, chair of trustees, said: "Customers regularly travel to visit the shop from over a 20 mile radius. Now they will also be able to sit and enjoy a hot drink as well as buying our goods.

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