Meet our new businesses and those on the move.
Sandford House Hotel
J D Wetherspoon opened the doors of this stunning new hotel on 4 October 2016. With 22 ensuite rooms each with Freeview television, unlimited free Wi-Fi and digital temperature control (nice for these cold snaps), Sandford House is the perfect place to stay for families, leisure or business.
The Hotel is beautifully decorated and features pictures and images drawn by pupils of Stukeley Meadows Primary School as part of ‘Visions of Huntingdon 2016’, which infuses a truly ‘local’ feel and compliments the actual Sandford House building’s history displayed in the bar/restaurant.
Established four years ago this Hitchin-based company now has a new Huntingdon store which opened its doors in Chequers Court on 27 October 2016.
A veritable bag-lovers dream, the shop also sells toys and puppets alongside colourful leather and felt satchels, holdalls and handbags. Owner, Tim Lockey, explains, “It’s more niche, more creative and that’s very much our focus.”
Having researched many towns to establish his new store, Tim felt that with the investment in retail development taking place in Huntingdon, the town was the most buoyant and positive location to open a new business.
4 Chequers Court
Pandora opened its doors in Huntingdon on 28 October and continues its exceptional journey since it was founded nearly 35 years ago from a local Danish jeweller. Now a world-leading international jewellery company selling in more than 70 countries, Pandora’s charm bracelet is perhaps its most popular item along with its vast range of charms to suit all occasions.
Continually updating their collection, they have also expanded to include stacking rings and floating lockets.
With a sparkling host of jewellery available you are sure to find something to satisfy the inner magpie.
48 High Street
The Brampton Pie Company
Having firmly established itself as a favourite purveyor of tasty pies and more recently extending its range to include cakes, tarts and pastries, The Brampton Pie Company relocated to new premises in St Benedict’s Court Huntingdon on 31 October.
Tricia and Leanne Hellewell are extremely proud of the bright new look with custom-designed display cabinets and are already welcoming happy customers both old and new who have given a resounding ‘thumbs up’ to the new shop.
11 St Benedicts Court
The store opened its doors on 1 December, ideally timed for Christmas! Located on Edison Bell Way the site of the supermarket had been derelict for almost two years.
Having started in 1946 when brothers, Karl and Theo Albrecht took control of their mother’s grocery store in the German city of Essen, it has grown to be one of Germany’s largest retailers expanding into the UK in 1990.
Aldi is synonymous with low prices and good value on its own-brand products.
Edison Bell Way