Businesses moving on up

GROWING Brighouse businesses are on the move to new premises in the town centre.

Brighouse Dry Cleaning and Park Row Hairdressing, both originally operating from Park Row, and Ryecorn Wholefoods Commercial Street, are switching to more prominent sites.

Brighouse Dry Cleaning is working from premises formerly used as children’s play gym, Bouncy Bounce. Owner Martin Tordoff said there is work still to be done but the business is open as usual.

“The move has been quite challenging as we wanted to retain continuity so that we didn’t let any of our customers down. We have been established for 19 years and we have very loyal customers. The building is three times bigger than the one in Park Row so we have more space and more possibilities.It’s also in a prime location so hopefully more passers-by will see us.”

Independent retailer Ryecorn Wholefoods has been in business in the town centre since since the 1970s selling organic food and products from local suppliers.

Joint owner Kate Hill said the business had been looking to move into a bigger premises so it could stock more products from locally based manufacturers.

“We like the location alongside some good, estanblished businesses. We are hoping to keep the traditional feel of the existing store and hopefully the move will give a boost to the market.”

They moved into Bethel Street into the former children’s store, Baby Lilly’s, on Tuesday.

Park Row Hairdressers will be moving to its new base in Bradford Road once the premises have been given a thorough makeover.

The change in location will see its salon space double in size and offering a wide range of beauty treatments and therapies.

Owner Janet Brunskill said the move has been in the back of her mind for while.

“Since the post office closed, there isn’t as much passing trade. The property in Bradford Road is in a busy spot and I think the building will be ideal for what I want.

“Keeping everything local is important to me and I have brought in tradesman from the area to help with the work.

“Everyone is very excited about the move and we hope to be in our new building by November 2.”