Published: September 2, 2010
New shops give Burnham-On-Sea's town centre a boost

Burnham-On-Sea's economy is continuing to show its resilience despite the economic gloom, with several new businesses opening during recent weeks.

On Wednesday (September 1st), KDS Interiors in Victoria Street opened its doors for the first time, as pictured here. It is one of several new ventures.

Caboodle, a new jewellery store, also made its debut in the High Street last month. Another new name is The Trading Post which has opened in place of a former High Street fudge shop.

Despite the difficult economy, there are few empty commercial properties in the town centre.

Threshers is still vacant, but has been temporarily turned into a Rotary Club charity shop, while the former Castle Antiques, Magpie Gifts and Job Centre premises are also empty.

KDS Interiors has been launched by Kay Rossiter, Deryk Monaghan and Shaun Letherby to provide fitted kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms.

Fleurtations, a flower shop, recently opened in Victoria Street is owned by Cassandra Whitehead. It offers a wide range of flowers and gifts for any occasion.

Cassandra told "I cater for everybody - people assume that flowers are expensive but I can work to any budget." She went on to explain that her flowers are collected on a daily basis to maintain their quality and freshness.

Two shops also have new names, with Insane Games in Cross Street now known as MI Games under new management. And JAG, the mobile phone store, on the High Street is now called Go Mobile following the nationwide merger of retailers JAG and Go Mobile.

Tom Ashton, Deputy Chairman of Burnham's Chamber of Trade, told "Burnham is a remarkably resilient town. We have an excellent range of independent shops and the number still seems to be growing. New businesses like KDS, that are run by local people, should be supported by the town."


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