Wood Green announces plans for new Ely shop

PUBLISHED: 08:35 17 December 2014

The pop-up Gun Hill shop, which is set to open in Ely's Market Place

The pop-up Gun Hill shop, which is set to open in Ely's Market Place

Archant

Animal charity Wood Green is in negotiation to open a shop in Ely.

The Godmanchester-based charity has announced plans to buy the former Millets outlet, in Market Place, and open a charity shop, raising funds for its work.

A spokesman said: “The negotiation and purchase process is under way for the old Millets shop, however, we’re still waiting on the results various surveys to come through before it completes.

“Negotiations are underway for Wood Green to purchase the property and turn it into a Wood Green shop, and more details are expected early in the new year.”

Millets closed its doors in 2011 with the shop unable to find a permanent occupant since then, although clothing retailer, Gun Hill, opened a pop-up shop on the site earlier this year.

Wood Green was founded in 1924, in London, by Louisa Snow. In 1987, the Godmanchester site was opened and it became the charity’s headquarters.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ely Standard. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Ely Standard