Pet and plant shop disappears from Keynsham town centre
By JoannaPazucha | Friday, September 23, 2011, 11:56
Sadly, Keynsham Pet and Garden has closed down - there are no signs in the window as to where they've gone or what's happened.
Keynsham Pet and Garden
Wine Rack in Keynsham
The new Coventry Building Society
I popped into Roger Spooner's and asked if they knew anything about it. They said they've had loads of people coming in asking what had happened to the shop. Apparently it was still trading on a Friday, but by the end of the weekend it had been emptied and closed.
There was speculation that they may have been seen off by the supermarket, the lack of parking and that people didn't want to have to lug heavy tins of pet food back to their cars. Their website has been taken down too.
Whatever the reason, it's a shame to see Keynsham Pet and Garden disappear, it was a great shop with friendly staff. I remember them telling me once that they only stocked British grown plants, which was admirable.
However, on the plus side, I saw workmen drilling and sawing away in the old Wine Rack. No signs on the window as to what shop will be opening there, but it will be good to see another shop opening.
Oh, and the new Polkadot card shop is doing very well. I stopped by yesterday and staff said it's proved a very popular addition to Keynsham High Street.