What is your business called?
What service do you provide?
We offer Homemade Pies, Quiches, scones,sandwiches, salad boxes,cheesecakes and much more this side of the business is growing very quickly. All made on the premises with no added preservatives.
Convenience side of the shop is all the cold drinks,sweets,chocolate,grocery,DIY and much more. We have also added an amazing coffee machine called “The Coffee Boss” Ground beans to give a fresh taste Gluten-free, lactose-free, nut free and suitable for vegetarians.
We also do iPhone repairs and phone accessories is a fast growing part of the shop as this is what I started off with and with the pace of the shop, we are looking into rolling out a mobile repair technician to either repair phones at the convenience of your home or place of work.
Where in Prudhoe are you?
We are right in the heart of Prudhoe Main Street
When did you open your shop?
We opened our doors in January 2016 at 1a the basement 250sq ft, we only managed 3 months before realising the people of Prudhoe wanted more!
We quickly moved to 13 front street in April 2017 which was double the size of our 1st shop.
As the business went from strength to strength we added a small kitchen and added the home baking.
A year later and we were struggling for shop floor space so we decided to enter into talks for number 10 Front Street which is about 1900sqr ft. Nearly 4 times the size we were in.
With our suppliers growing and adding more product range, we find ourselves where we are today.
Why Prudhoe Front Street?
I was born and brought up in Prudhoe, I lived abroad for a few years but decided it just wasn’t Prudhoe.
Who else closes their Main Street down for 1 day and fills it with rides, stalls, dances, choirs and tons more………….Prudhoe that’s who!
We have the greatest community spirit!
What is the best thing about being on Front Street?
Meeting tons of new people and not just as customers, we have a laugh and listen to customers problems, give advice, directions and be a shoulder to cry on basically.
Are there any challenges?
Always challenges being an independent retailer as we don’t have the endless stock lines and a vast amount of staff but our customers understand this and we do our best to keep our shelves full of new fresh stock
Have you noticed a change in how people shop? Are they supporting local businesses rather than going mainstream high street?
On the one hand, People do like to shop local but then it’s more convenient for some shoppers to get everything under 1 roof.
We have a lot of customers that don’t have the opportunity to shop out of Prudhoe so they come to us and because we are very competitive on prices against any supermarket. We are proud to have cheaper prices than bigger supermarkets. They buy wagons of the same product and still charge more than our little shop. It’s down to our discount wholesalers as well as they are buying it in bulk and it’s shops like ours that buy it cheap and sell it cheap!!!
If people want to visit and use your services. When are you open, how can people contact you?
We are open