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La Baguette re-opens

La baguette re-opens
La Baguette has re-opened in new premises on Bath Street this morning – Wednesday 9th January. They look forward to welcoming customers – old and new. La Baguette closed in the Market Place last August, and have re-opened in what was previously Salinas Cafe.

4 Comments January 9, 2019

Abingdon Town Centre Shop Changes in 2018 (12th annual review)

2018 was a good year with more business gains than losses in Abingdon town centre.
Changes in 2018
Press on Changes in 2018 for a bigger (pdf) version of the map showing the changes.

Key:
Green is a shop that was vacant at the start of the year which is now occupied.
Yellow means a change of business.
Red is a vacant shop premises that was occupied at the start of the year.

Change in 2007 ( 6 green, 5 yellow, 10 red ) – Net Loss 4
Change in 2008 ( 10 green, 8 yellow, 13 red ) – Net Loss 3
Change in 2009 ( 9 green, 6 yellow, 6 red ) – Net Gain 3
Change in 2010 ( 9 green, 6 yellow, 5 red ) – Net Gain 4
Change in 2011 ( 2 green, 8 yellow, 5 red ) – Net Loss 3
Change in 2012 ( 6 green, 1 yellow, 7 red ) – Net Loss 1
Change in 2013 ( 6 green, 8 yellow, 6 red ) – Net Change 0
Change in 2014 ( 6 green, 8 yellow, 6 red ) – Net Change 0
Change in 2015 ( 6 green, 8 yellow, 6 red ) – Net Change 0
Change in 2016 ( 10 green, 5 yellow, 5 red ) – Net Gain 5
Change in 2017 ( 3 green, 6 yellow, 7 red ) – Net Loss 4
Change in 2018 ( 7 green, 6 yellow, 4 red ) – Net Gain 3

Welcome to:
Abingdon Bistro – may not be the final name
Abingdon Fish & Chips
New in 2018
Bulgarian Coffee and Restaurant – Tansi
New in 2018
Empire Tailoring Services
Children’s Air Ambulance
H&H Nail Salon
MIU Beautique
Pablo Lounge
New in 2018
Wysteria Avenue

Goodbye to:
Dorothy Perkins
La Baguette
Rosie’s Tea Room
Thomas Cook
Wildwood Kitchen

Move to new premises:
Galaxy Techno
The Nursery Shop

Change to similar business in same premises:
Abingdon Spice (replaces Majliss)
Abingdon Barbers (replaces Istanbul Barbers)
Seems Oriental (replaces Oriental Food Mart)

Please note Helen’s Beauty Work Shop has not closed. They have relocated to 21 West St Helens Street, OX14 5BL,
Within Ebony-Marni. For appointments/enquirers please call 07468419674, email helensbeautyworkshop@gmail.com or go to our Facebook page.

(let me know any mistakes in this annual roundup)

New in 2018
There was a trend in 2018 to use Abingdon in name changes and new businesses.

7 Comments December 30, 2018

Goodbye Rosie’s Tea Room

Goodbye to Rosie's
It is goodbye (Sunday 23rd December 2018) to Rosie’s Tea Room after eight years of good tea and scone service to the people of Abingdon, and visitors. Rosie’s Tea Room took over the premises in West St Helen Street previously used by Frugal Food.
Goodbye to Rosie's
It was not just a tea room but also provided evening entertainment such as knit and natter, pudding nights, and small performances without a microphone. The current proprietors were planning to hand over Rosie’s tea pots to somebody else but it appears the landlord has another better offer for the premises to become a restaurant.

(2nd picture from Rosie’s Facebook page where there are over 131 comments from people about the closure).

2 Comments December 22, 2018

Reindeer, Abbey Brass, and Abingdon grown Geese and Turkeys

Abingdon Craft Market
Abingdon Country Market were on this morning in the safety of the Salvation Army hall.
Abingdon Craft Market
Abbey Brass were on the Market Place in Abingdon playing carols, but the Christmas Craft Market was cancelled because the expected strong winds were dangerous for gazebos.
Abingdon Craft Market
Near the Market Place, down the Queen Street alleyway, you can order Peachcroft Farm free range goose and turkey from Hedges the butcher. Hedges were established in 1896, and currently have branches in Abingdon and Oxford (was Covered Market but see comments).  Their vans do a lot of delivering but you can order and buy direct from the door.
Abingdon Craft Market
The Abingdon reared geese and turkeys are advertised widely on Abingdon bus stops. They are to be seen wandering freely at Peachcroft Farm up until the time they disappear in November.

5 Comments December 8, 2018

Abingdon Bistro reopens

Bistro Reopens
The Bistro re-opened last Saturday on Bath Street with new owners and bright sunny paint. They serve Portuguese food and coffee, and have rooms above for people to stay in. They also do English, Continental, and Brazilian breakfasts.

12 Comments December 6, 2018

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