Worksop: Popular town centre gift shop to close

Barton Dawes Home and Gift Shop on Ryton Street in Worksop is set to close.
Barton Dawes Home and Gift Shop on Ryton Street in Worksop is set to close.

A well-known gift shop in Worksop town centre is set to close down.

Barton Dawes Home & Gifts, located on Ryton Street, has announced it will be closing for business in the near future.

Closing down notices have been put up in the front window - but the store owner of six years has told the Guardian that it is due to semi-retirement and not because of the lack of custom.

Owner Dawn Tindall, of Retford, said: “I would like to thank all the people of Worksop for their custom throughout the years.”

“I am sorry to be leaving in a way but also looking forward to spending more time with my family. People have been very friendly.”

“I am going to be working two or three days a week in our Thoresby shop in a similar role.”

“My daughter has just left university and she is moving to London so I want to spend some time with her.”

It is understood the store could be revamped into a hairdressers, a beauty salon or a combined gift and coffee shop after interest from several parties.

Dawn said: “I think it will remain a shop.”

“I have had some interest.”

“A lot of people have said ‘please do not go.’”

“I have known for some time this is what I wanted to do.”

Its regular customers will be sad to see Dawn leave and the store close - another loss to town centre shoppers.

The shop is set to shut its doors for the last time in two to three weeks time but there is no set date at this stage.

The store sells a range of gifts and ornaments ideal for housewarming presents.

Dawn added: “The Thoresby shop is not far away and it has a beautiful courtyard and free parking so I hope people will pay it a visit and come see me.”