January 28, 2011
greetings card shop to close down in February
greetings card shop in the centre of Highbridge is set to close
down next month after struggling to compete against local supermarkets.
The owner of Ace of Cards in Market Street says she will shut
the store in Market Street for the final time soon after Valentines
Beryl Scott told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It comes down to costs
and, despite a good start, the shop is unfortunately not paying
for itself. We were hoping for better Christmas trade."
"It is very difficult to survive when the supermarkets are
selling low-cost greetings cards in such bulk. We can't match
She added that a closing down sale has begun at the shop and
that she plans to close the business in mid-February after Valentines