DUNFERMLINE will be losing two famous faces from its town centre in the space of a week as both the owners of Premier Health Foods and Pink String & Sealing Wax shut up shop.
Husband and wife Graham and Margaret Henderson will be closing their popular gift shop on Bridge Street. However, they aren’t the only long-time traders to have called it quits as Stuart Coates, of Premier Health Foods, also on Bridge Street, decided last weekend would be the last time he would close the shutters.
The two shops have nearly 50 years of trading behind them and a long list of faithful customers.
Graham Henderson, of Pink String & Sealing Wax, said: “We’re just in the middle of completing our final price check and we will be definitely closing this weekend.
“The building is still currently for sale or letting but we have had some interest.
“We’ve had an enormous amount of good wishes from customers and we have to thank the public of Dunfermline for all these years.
“Great friends have been made and babies that were here when we first started now have children of their own! It’s a nice thing to see.”
A vaping shop will start trading from the Premier Health Foods premises in the near future.
Mr Coates, of Premier Health Foods, said: “I believe the vaping shop will be opening in just a few weeks. I am glad that someone else will be moving into Bridge Street and the shop won’t be empty.
“Dunfermline has great potential with all the building that is going on. There will just be a different cycle of business coming in.
“I’ve really enjoyed working in retail, I’ve had some fabulous customers and it been a pleasure to serve them over the years, some have even become friends.”
Stuart retired on April 15.