Saturday 25th June is our last day of opening in Audlem before we close our doors.
We have enjoyed many years trading here, but its now time for us to move on. This has not been an easy decision, but we do believe it to be the right one.
Its now time for us to move on and take the Eleventh Hour Gift Shop to a new town. We are not too far away — just in Nantwich — and we hope to see our lovely customers there. We want to thank all our village friends who have supported us, and kept us thriving, and its because of you we were able to still commit to opening two days a week in Audlem after the Covid pandemic.
Please appreciate that Covid affected many small businesses and we worked extremely hard to keep going, especially while Mark was so very poorly. We are sorry if you feel let down with us moving on, but we have to think with our business heads not our hearts, as our hearts are doing what is best for us going forward and the stress of disappointing people by not opening more days in Audlem is not productive in Marks healing. We are choosing to go out on a high and while the business is still doing well.
We have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Audlem events, all our Fashion Nights, our late night openings, the Christmas switch on, courtyard markets and more, and loved bringing lots of new and exciting brands and gifts for everyone. We have worked alongside the Tea Room, Post Office, LLLovey and Oxtail and Trotter to encourage more visitors and increase footfall in Audlem and we have enjoyed all of it.
I will be working in Audlem on our closing day alongside Vicki and hope that you will call in to say goodbye and maybe have a little refreshment with us as a little thank you
Once again thank you
Rose, Mark & Vicki