NOTE: This item, after months of loyal service, has been superseded by this one.
Yes, twickerati brings you one whole item highlighting new shops, restaurants and bars that spring up in the town. And talking of springing, this page will bounce up and down the site just like an excited puppy chasing a ball, the ball of new business news.
Laverstoke Farm butcher opening soon
The Butcher of Twickenham is coming. What was Coffee Republic and before that lingerie shop Contessa (which featured briefly (briefly, geddit?) in Bend It Like Beckham
) is now set to become a new butcher
. It’s being set up by Laverstoke Park Farm
who already have an online business for the products from their organic Hampshire farm. Those of a certain vintage might recognise the name of the guy behind Laverstoke. It’s Jody Scheckter. Who? Former Forumla 1 racing driver, that’s who. Funny old world ain’t it? As well as their website they’ve even on Twitter
Right then… you remember Wineland Taverna on Heath Road? No? It was a restaurant that never seemed to be very busy. It closed and was eventually replaced by a Lebanese place called Kaswani, or something similar. That didn’t last long and was soon replaced by Nights of Terhan, a Persian restaurant. That was never busy and… well, you’re getting the picture aren’t you? Now the place has a new name, Pablo’s and is specialising in Mediterranean cuisine. Most of the signage is the same so we’re not sure if it’s a whole new venture or just a re-branding exercise. Either way, the location has not proved itself to be a winner over recent years so let’s hope the food is good enough to draw in a decent number of regular punters.
And it looks as if the WH Smith in King Street will be open very soon. The hoardings are down and the signage is up. It should be a useful addition to the high street.
“Fresh” cafe & deli
Fresh Cafe Deli Twickenham
has opened on Heath Road, just up from Lloyds Bank. It’s probably fair to say that it’s entering a competitive market, there’s certainly no shortage of cafes in the town. Of course, we wish them luck with the new business.
Make-up salon “Kiss n Make Up” is now open on Church Street in the shop previously occupied by Sweet Memories, and round the corner on London Road on the site of the shortlived Shhaakes milkshake bar is another new shop, Fone Gadget. With this one, the clue’s in the name really. Nope? Still need a clue? Well that’s just too bad. Again, good luck to both of them with the new ventures.
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