Closure date announced for Mr Simms sweet shop in Ely

PUBLISHED: 12:12 10 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:53 10 August 2018

Popular Ely sweet shop Mr Simms set to close due to ‘business rates and fading footfall’. Photo: Google Maps

Popular Ely sweet shop Mr Simms set to close due to ‘business rates and fading footfall’. Photo: Google Maps


The popular Mr Simms sweet shop in Ely will close at the end of this month with shoppers invited to take part in a last day photo.

It was announced at the start of August that the store in High Street would be shutting their doors due to “business rates and fading footfall”.

In a post on Facebook yesterday (August 9) it said that August 31 would be their last day.

It read: “Mr Simms Ely will close at 5.30pm on Friday August 31.

“We’ve arranged an end-of-term photo to be taken outside the shop at 5.45pm and hope you’ll be able to join us.

“Please support your local independent retailer.

“RSVP #FlyingHighStreet.”

David Learner, owner and manager, said the closure came with “great sadness” and that the past five years had been “truly extraordinary”.

City of Ely Council launched a survey to find out how they could better support businesses earlier this week.


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