Two new shops set to open in Boroughbridge next month
Last updated Feb 22, 2024
Horsefair in Boroughbridge is to be home to two new shops

Two new shops are set to open on Horsefair in Boroughbridge in March.

Coco & Bear is a children’s toy store which will sell eco-friendly gifts and sensory items.

The shop will take over 1 Horsefair, in the former Clairemarie fashion store which ceased trading after more than 20 years in December.

Alyss Jones, the owner of Coco & Bear, lives in Boroughbridge with her partner and nine-month-old daughter Millie, who she refers to as ‘chief product tester’. She added Millie is the main reason she wanted to open a store in the town.

For several years Ms Jones has traded as Rainy Day Crafts, an online store with a frequent presence at Little Bird Artisan markets in the Harrogate district.

The former ClaireMarie site will house Coco & Bear from March.

She said:

“With the excitement of my first bricks and mortar store, I felt it was time for a rebrand and this was the start of Coco & Bear. I am very excited about becoming a shop owner as this has always been the end goal.

“The store is undergoing a complete renovation, inside and out, and currently resembles a construction site which is both exciting and nerve wracking, I am hoping to be able to welcome customers through the doors sometime in March.”

Former Clairemarie owner Mary Wilby said:

“I had the best time for over 20 years, the people of Boroughbridge are the best and the shop creates love, I am so happy it will carry on.”

The current S&J Butchers Ltd. shop in Easingwold.

The second store set to open this month is S&J Butchers Limited. The business, which already has a shop in Easingwold, near York has taken over the previous butchers shop on Horsefair.

The Stray Ferret contacted the business for further information but has not yet received a response.

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