Two more Sidmouth shops to close for good

Shops are closing in Sidmouth and other East Devon towns:

Shops closing across Devon

Sidmouth loses another high street shop

The local MP has tried to mediate:

Sir Hugo meeting shopkeepers

But shopkeepers feel they are being ignored:


Two more Sidmouth shops to close for good


Steve and Lyn Clarke from The Rendezvous on Fore Street. Ref shs 4753-43-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn


Colin and Kylie Cramb, of Coles  said: “Landlords don’t seem to realise that it’s 2018 and the rents they’re charging is more than businesses can sustain. Our bottom line has risen.”


Colin and Kylie Cramb outside Coles on Sidmouth High Street.


Steve and Lyn Clarke, of The Rendezvous, revealed they would be closed before Christmas. after the opportunity arose for them to take on an East Devon pub, where the rates are the same, even though the restaurant is five times the size of The Rendezvous.

Steve said no body seemed to want to the listen to the businesses that were crying out for help.


Two more Sidmouth shops to close for good

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