Louth Mayor, Councillor Jill Makinson-Sanders, showed her support for Louth’s independent retail stores by cutting the ribbon at the official opening ceremony for the opening of a new children’s clothes and gift shop.
Minithreadz is a new Independent shop that has recently opened in Upgate selling clothes and gifts for children ranging from newborn right up to 15 years.
Louth Town Partnership said: “Filling empty shop units and broadening the products on offer in the town is particularly important following the national recognition the prestigious BBC Countryfile award has brought for Louth. “
Federation of Small Business local chairman, Neil Sharply, was in attendance supporting the new family run business, recognising how difficult it is for any new business to start in the current difficult economic climate.
Proud owner Melanie Ewing said: “This has been a tough journey to realise a dream, and the support from the town has been amazing.
“Customers have had lots of kind words to say, telling me that “this is just what Louth needed” and “how lovely the store and its products are”.
“I am a mother myself and know how hard it can be to find something different for my children.
“With the rising cost of fuel and parking it can be expensive to travel to purchase kids things and the boutique offers a solution locally.
“The Mayor, Louth Town Partnership and the FSB local chairman have all been so welcoming and encouraging to me in joining the town’s business men and women.
“I chose Louth as I have grown up locally and love Louth and its surrounding areas. It’s a lovely place for kids; in comparison to so many places it is a safe, clean and friendly place to live.
“It’s important for the future generations, my children and their children, to make sure Louth remains a buzzing picturesque market town.”
The store will be supporting the Sunday opening during December along with lots of other shops, starting with the Louth Christmas Craft Market on December 2.
For this event the store will be offering children the opportunity to make their own Christmas decoration!