One of the High Street’s best known shops closes this weekend. The memorably-named Jilly, Tilly & Boo is known for selling chalk paint and is holding a closing down sale this week.
“It’s definitely not a sign of a declining High Street,” said the eponymous Jilly. “Sadly, I have some big personal commitments coming up because of illness in the family and I don’t have the time to meet those and run a busy shop.”
However, the shop itself is being taken on by another retailer who plans to re-open under a new name next week selling gifts, cards and children’s play stuff.