A group of friends are chasing their dreams by opening a new antique store in the heart of Needham Market, after coronavirus lockdowns prompted them.
Finders Keepers first opened on Coddenham Road today, with enthusiastic owners looking forward to the new business.
The antique store, located in the former Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline charity store, is run by partners Terri Taylor and Charlie Stewart and their close friends Dean and Caroline Childs.
The two couples became friends over their mutual interest and said the lockdown made them realize “life is too short.”
Terri, 38, will occupy the store during the week, with the others helping to work full time.
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“We are all very excited and hope this will be the start of some good things,” said Terri.
“Much like everyone else, we reviewed life during the lockout and decided we wanted to make one of our dreams come true.
“Charlie’s family own the building and the charity shop gave their advice, so we decided to bite the bullet and give it a go.
“Life is too short.”
The store is located minutes from the town’s popular pub, The Rampant Horse, and Terri hopes the exciting events planned at Needham Lake will attract visitors.
The shop will be filled with old and original items, which Terri explained that all have a story behind them.
“We really like buying old things that are original and that could work in both old and new homes,” she said.
“We want to open the store for love, to enjoy it and to learn.
“There are already a lot of lovely shops here so we hope to add to the charm of Needham.”
The boutique will open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, and a little longer on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.