Another firm shuts up shop

The Sueheart shop in Morpeth.
The Sueheart shop in Morpeth.

ANOTHER independent Morpeth shop has decided to call it a day.

Suheart, which specialises in hand-made giftware and custom designed jewellery, will cease trading from its Bridge Street premises on March 10.

It has been run by Adrian and Su Hall for more than eight years.

Mr Hall said: “It has been a hard decision to close, but after re-opening directly into recession following nine months of re-fitting after the flood damage in 2008, business has been poor.

“The cost of high street rents with poor footfall at the Chantry end of Bridge Street has left us with no option.

“Su has enjoyed designing hand-made jewellery such as necklaces and tiaras for brides and bridegrooms over the years and all for all her regular customers. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those regular customers who have supported us over the years.”

It is hoped that mobile phone business Phone Palace, which is also located in the premises, will take over the remainder of the lease.

It has agreed to take in jewellery repairs once Suheart closes, including necklaces that require magnetic clasps, which Mrs Hall will carry out.

The news follows the announcement earlier in the month by Appleby’s Bookshop that it was shutting up shop once it has completed a closing down sale.