November 20, 2005
Double dose of gloom for Burnham-On-Sea as two more shops close
Burnham-On-Sea suffered a double dose of bad news after two more shops in the town closed down – just weeks after several others also pulled the shutters down.
Crandon Computer Supplies in Cross Street and the Little Brum gift shop in the High Street have both closed.
Gerald Crandon, pictured outside his shop, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “Sadly, we just can’t continue any longer with trade the way it is.”
“We’re simply not selling enough to sustain our business. It’s been getting quieter and quieter over the last six months.”
“It’s all the more sad that some people have been coming into the shop and not buying an item just because it’s 50p cheaper in Weston or on the Web. People in Burnham should be supporting shops in the town and understanding that paying a little more is to the benefit of their community.”
Mr Crandon thanked his customers for their loyal support over the last two years and said he hopes to pursue another business idea in the area.
The news comes just weeks after phone company Bridgwater Communications closed its High Street shop and estate agent CJ Hole shut its Burnham branch.