Business hit by fire to reopen

Javelin co-Owner Jeremy Clayton. ANL-140915-184757009
Javelin co-Owner Jeremy Clayton. ANL-140915-184757009
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A Sudbury shop that was forced to shut after being damaged in the fire in Market Hill in September is to reopen.

Javelin’s women’s store in the historic former Anchor building reopens on Saturday, February 6.

A spokesman for the comapny said: “After the tragic Sudbury fire in September we have finally been able to refurbish the store.

“We had thought that the store would have been opened much sooner but due to water damage from the heavy rain over the last month or so, we needed to wait until a temporary roof was erected onto the adjoining buildings, therefore allowing time for the building to dry.

“Unlike some buildings that were affected by the blaze we are so pleased that our historical building remained, it would have been such a loss to the history of the town if The Anchor had been destroyed by the fire.

“We would like to express our gratitude to the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service for battling to save our building but also for salvaging a proportion of our stock.

“So many residents and businesses have suffered far worse than us and we wish them all well in rebuilding their lives.”

The Clayton family have traded in Sudbury since 1968.

Following the fire the opening of Javelin Men store opposite The Anchor was brought forward.

The spokesman added: “The new women’s store will have a simple, no-nonsense, industrial chic look, which will give the architecture of The Anchor a sympathetic appeal whilst not distracting from the bones of the building and its history.

“Friars Street is the destination for bespoke and independent shops and we hope that Javelins presence draws you to this historical part of town.”

The shop reopenes at 9.30 and customers can enjoy a glass of bubbly.