There has been a boost for town centre businesses with the opening of two new shops and another two on the horizon.
Andy Broom has expanded his fruit and vegetable delivery business Brooms by opening a shop at Stamford Garden Centre in Casterton Road, Stamford.
And men’s clothes shop Coneys of Stamford has breathed new life into former clothes shop C3 in Ironmonger Street, Stamford.
Andy has been selling a small range of fruit and vegetables at Stamford Garden Centre since December but it has been such a success, he has now taken on his own unit within the shop.
He hopes to offer customers as wide a range as possible and has everything from swedes and sweet potatoes to tomatoes and plums.
Andy said: “It was always our intention to open a shop and this seemed ideal. Hopefully people will like what we have to offer.”
There are already branches of clothes shop Coneys in Lincoln and Boston.
Stamford shop manager Stuart Robinson said the owners decided to open in Stamford because there was nothing similar in the town.
The shop opened on Thursday last week and has been busy since opening.
The shop stocks a range of higher end clothing lines, including Tommy Hilfiger, Edwin, Replay and J Lindeberg, as well as shoes by Lacuzzo and Penguin.
There are also suits and formal jackets on sale.
A planning application has also been submitted to turn the former Vodafone shop in High Street, Stamford, into kitchenware shop Steamer Trading Cookshop, which has 21 stores.
The White Company is also carrying out work on the former Clinton Cards shop in High Street, Stamford, and boarding has been erected around the shop with signs saying ‘Coming Soon’.