Darwen town hall shopping up and running

HEAR YE Darwen Town Crier Anthony Meleady, along with the Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen, Coun Karimeh Foster, and traders at the opening of the new shops

HEAR YE Darwen Town Crier Anthony Meleady, along with the Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen, Coun Karimeh Foster, and traders at the opening of the new shops

First published in Darwen

ALL five new shop units at the front of Darwen Town Hall are now officially open.

The project, which has seen traditional shop fronts reinstated to the historic town and market hall, was opened by borough mayor Karimeh Foster yesterday.

The new businesses include Bump to Baby, selling maternity and new-born goods, Topz ‘n’ Trainers, selling fashion clothing, and a traditional men’s barbers, Guise.

Former Darwen Market traders Deli Carlo and The Sweet Shop have filled the other two units.

The Heritage Lottery Fund provided £84,763 towards the cost of renovations which totalled £207,553. The remaining balance was met by Blackburn with Darwen Council.

Coun Dave Harling, executive member for regeneration, said: “I’m thrilled that all the shops are now open. The market square looks fantastic.”

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7:19pm Fri 29 Jul 11

Hovis1945 says...

Had a haircut at this barbers today and it was really good. I will be back again but between Monday and Thursday so I can get the pensioners rate ;-))
Had a haircut at this barbers today and it was really good. I will be back again but between Monday and Thursday so I can get the pensioners rate ;-)) Hovis1945
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1:30pm Sat 30 Jul 11

emigrator says...

Cream of the crop barbers with traditional shave if required. A very competatively priced cut and a friendly barber to boot. I'll be back too.
Cream of the crop barbers with traditional shave if required. A very competatively priced cut and a friendly barber to boot. I'll be back too. emigrator
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12:27am Tue 2 Aug 11

tim otay71 says...

Sorry to put a downer on things but cant really see it working out for all these Businesses!! Carlos got a good chance...Hairdresser
s maybe,a lot in Darwen nowadays,...Sweet shop best chance of all..Trainer shop sorry buy mine at some where can try on and see and run by honest people!!...Baby shop in Darwen..never been done before??..
Sorry to put a downer on things but cant really see it working out for all these Businesses!! Carlos got a good chance...Hairdresser s maybe,a lot in Darwen nowadays,...Sweet shop best chance of all..Trainer shop sorry buy mine at some where can try on and see and run by honest people!!...Baby shop in Darwen..never been done before??.. tim otay71
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