Harrogate town centre shop closes as business continues to trade


Last updated May 13, 2022

A shop in the centre of Harrogate has closed suddenly this week.

The former Dizzy Duck shop in Albert Street is now being advertised to let by FSS at £22,000 per annum.

A sign in the window says the estate agency re-entered the premises on Monday, on behalf of the landlord. It adds:

“As a consequence of the re-entry, the lease is forfeited and the premises have been secured.”

However, Dizzy Duck continues to trade online and owner Louise Chesters has been posting on its Facebook page frequently this week.

The business had a stall at Ripon market today, and has posted about plans to attend markets in Masham and Thirsk next week.

It changed its business address and phone number before 9am on Monday to remove the Albert Street details.

The Stray Ferret contacted Dizzy Duck about its departure from the shop. The owner declined to comment, but said there would be news coming soon about the business.

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