December 26, 2010
Christmas trade' threatens long-running Burnham shop
long-running shop in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea could close
after suffering its worst-ever Christmas trade.
Cook, owner of GC Music in Cross Street, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
he is considering shutting his shop.
it's been my worst-ever year of Christmas trade, down some 40
per cent on previous years."
who cracked a rib during a fall in the ice-covered High Street
last week, added: "The dangerous state of the town centre
during Christmas week definitely hurt trade."
me, many people slipped over and others were just too scared to
come shopping in Burnham given the icy conditions."
now strongly considering closing the retail shop, but keeping
our sound and event business running separately."
equipment used to be unique but now supermarkets and even some
charity shops here in Burnham are selling cheap guitars and other
turnover has been falling for the last six years, but the wintry
weather this year has been the final straw."