Spalding cafe opens doors for business with St Barnabas

Spalding’s newest cafe opened its doors for business and will be raising money to help a good cause.

South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes was on-hand to officiate at the first St Barnabas cafe.

A queue of around 60 people were waiting for the first day of trading.

The cafe opened at the weekend in the shop’s new home in Spalding town centre.

It moved from New Road and is now in the Grade II Listed building which was formerly The White Hart.

“When the doors opened, there were over 60 people waiting to come in and the shop stayed busy all day,” said Caroline Peach, retail manager for the hospice.

“There have been loads of positive comments about the shop and we are proud to have so many good quality items for sale,” she added.

Mr Hayes cut the ribbon to mark the official opening and also bought several items from the shop.

The shop is now over 2,000 sq ft and will stock a full range of goods from vintage fashion to household items. There will also be some new merchandise.

The cafe is open 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.

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