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New Ladies Boutique Opens A new ladies boutique has opened on Blackwood High Street directly opposite the Maxime Cinema. So whilst the boys can enjoy watching a film in the cinema, the girls can shop in Betty’s Boutique which is the latest addition to Blackwood’s growing list of fashion retailers. The boutique is run by mother and daughter Nicola & Molly Page and is named after Nicola‘s mother. Nicola has been in business for over 30 years, previously running Creative Homes and Bojangles Boutique. Molly is in her second year in University in Cardiff studying for a fashion degree. Nicola said: At Betty’s Boutique we offer the latest ladies fashions as well as classic styles to suit all ages from 17 to 87! With our wide range of clothes, bags, shoes, jewellery and gifts we’ve got something for everyone. Molly said: My degree work keeps me up to date with the latest trends in the fashion industry and it’s great to use that knowledge to help choose the designs that we stock.
Caerphilly is a Cut Above Another new business has opened in Caerphilly town centre. Aspros Barbers is located on Cardiff Road and is run by Theo Aspros who has been a barber for the past last 16 years working in Cardiff. After years spent renting a chair in someone else’s salon, Theo decided it was time to start his own business. A chance drive through Caerphilly town centre convinced him that he had found the perfect place to begin a new chapter of his career. As well as cutting gents hair the barbers has installed a special chair with a television to enable children to watch their favourite program whilst they have their hair cut. The fit out of the barbers includes sofas and a coffee machine to keep customers happy whilst they wait. Theo comes from a long line of hairdressers and is particularly proud to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps and proudly displays his grandfather’s original hair clippers on the wall. Theo said: When I drove through Caerphilly with my wife Georgina and son Nicholas she thought what a lovely little town it was and the perfect place for us to open our first shop. I look forward to welcoming people to Aspros Barbers and getting to know them. Image: One of his grandfather’s original hair clippers
Bargoed Cuts Back to the 1960’s Bargoed town centre welcomes a new hair salon with a difference. Retro Hair Studio, situated next to the Hanbury Chapel Library, offers its customers a chance to step into the 1960’s and 70’s. Immediately you enter the salon you are immersed in a different world where everything is retro, from the 1960’s style telephone on the counter and the record player in the window, to the sound of the music that shaped a generation. Retro Hair Studio is owned by Jeff Vernon who has worked in hairdressing for over 32 years in a host of different places including Blackwood, Pontypridd, Caerphilly and Cardiff. Jeff said: I wanted to open a gent’s barbers and ladies hair salon that was a bit different. I love everything about the 1960’s and 70’s so when people visit Retro Hair Studio they will not only get a great hair cut but also experience a little piece of the nostalgia.
Time Please! It’s time to welcome another new business to Bargoed town centre. The Square Royale pub/restaurant was officially opened this month by the mayor of Caerphilly County Borough Mrs Dianne Price.The new venue, which is run by Russell and Adele Sorrell, is situated in Royale Square in the heart of Bargoed. Russell who lives in Gilfach, has 25 years experience in the licensing trade, 17 years of those were with national pub chain J D Wetherspoon. The Square Royale offers a full range of food including: breakfasts, lunches and evening meals. The naming of the Square Royale was inspired by the renaming of Royale Square as part of the Bargoed regeneration scheme. The venue is also part of the Pubwatch scheme which is run by Gwent Police in partnership with the Council and local licensees. Russell said: We are delighted that after a lot of hard work The Square Royale is finally open. I know from my experience what it takes to run a successful family pub/restaurant so we have created a relaxed friendly atmosphere that everyone can enjoy. We are keen to promote our evenings of live music with local bands and will also be screening BT Sport. The Square Royale is run by Russell and Adele Sorrell.
New Welsh Language Book Shop Opens A new book shop in Caerphilly town centre is helping young people discover the joy of reading books, particularly those written in the Welsh language. Llyfrau’r Enfys which translated means ‘Rainbow Books’ is located in Caerphilly Indoor Market, Pentrebane Street. The book shop is run by Vikki Alexander who having previously worked in event promotion has turned her love of the Welsh Language and books into a new business venture. The shop stocks a range of titles in both Welsh and English as well as some bilingual books. The books and other learning resources cater for all ages, with the large majority aimed at children. Each week Vikki has a story corner where she reads to children from her favourite book. In the future it’s hoped that the shop will begin to run homework clubs, mums clubs and Welsh language learners groups. Vikki said: As someone who has learned Welsh I am keen to share my love of the language with others. We have 11 Welsh Primary schools in the locality and I hope that the books and resource’s we have at Llyfrau’r Enfys will support children in their education and also help parents who want to learn the Welsh language
New Ladies Fashion Retailer Opens A new independent ladies clothes boutique called Miss Label has opened on High Street in Blackwood town centre. The shop is the fourth to be launched in South Wales as part of a new independent chain developed by entrepreneurs Gary Bailey and Andrew Owen. Miss Label is managed by experienced retail manager Jayne Williams. Jayne said: We are really excited about showing the people of Blackwood our range of elegant ladies fashion at great prices and we aim to combine this with fantastic customer service.
Award Winning Florist Picks Caerphilly An award winning florist with over 18 years experience has decided its time to run her own business in Caerphilly town centre. Nicola Downie runs The Caerphilly Florist, which is an independent florist specialising in weddings and funerals. The shop is located on Cardiff Road and overlooks Caerphilly Castle. Nicola said: At The Caerphilly Florist our aim is always to provide beautiful flowers for special people. It really helps that I know many of my customers and so far things are going really well
Bargoed Welcomes Another New Business – N-Style’z Bargoed town centre recently welcomed a new Turkish barber onto the high street. N-Style’z has opened next to Peacocks on High Street and offers customers the full Turkish barber experience. In addition to offering haircuts in all the modern styles, owner Nazim Yalcinkaya uses the traditional open razor and hot towel to make sure his customers get a really close shave. N-Style’z also offer beard styling and eyebrow trimming. Nazim said: After working at a barbers in Newport I really wanted to start my own shop. I looked at lots of towns in Gwent and decided on Bargoed. I liked the town and this shop on the high street was in a great location
Costa Coffee Chooses Blackwood High Street Costa Coffee has opened a new shop in Blackwood town centre in what was formally the Coed Duon Public House located next to New Look on High Street. The national coffee chain, operated by a Welsh franchisee, has spent the last few months making extensive renovations to the building in order to create its signature fit out which can seat in excess of 50 customers. In opening its new Blackwood shop Costa Coffee has created 11 jobs for local people. Manager Siobhan Clifton said: We are delighted to open in Blackwood and have had a great welcome from customers. Our aim is to bring something different to the town and work alongside existing businesses.