Two local, independent businesses have closed their Hoylake shops and relocated to West Kirby.
Seagrass Studios has moved from The Quadrant and is now open and trading from Acacia Grove in West Kirby, with the empty shop now up for sale. The Little Deli closed at the end of January and is relocating to a yet unnamed shop in West Kirby according to their facebook page. The reasons for the relocations are not known and of course could be varied.
So Hoylake loses two independent traders and gains two empty shops. If they (and that could be you) choose to, existing customers of both of these businesses can continue to buy their products from their new premises a mile or so up the road. So you don’t have to miss out if going to West Kirby isn’t a chore. Losing the last remaining bank in Hoylake was (and still is) a pain for a lot of locals, this perhaps is different?
Hoylake’s loss is West Kirby’s gain maybe? On the flip side, there are now two vacant shops ready and waiting for new opportunities. Banks can become dentists, a butchers shop can reopen as a butchers again. And it’s not really an everyday occurrence for businesses to move from one end of Meols Drive to the other (in either direction) is it?
What shop would you like to see in Hoylake? Maybe you have dreams of starting your own business in Hoylake? Or if you do, maybe you’d you pick West Kirby instead? If so, why?
Have your say in the comments below.