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New Shop to Open on Downham Market High Street

Exciting news for Downham Market s High Street as new shop Paint Pots prepares to open its doors in the next few weeks. Paint Pots is the brain-child of local woman Juma Sharma and will be an arts and crafts business with a difference. Part shop and part workshop, Juma explains that customers will be able to choose pieces of unglazed pottery and ceramic-wear and then paint them themselves. Once fired, in the shop, the pieces can be taken home – a beautiful piece of pottery with a DIY twist. Ideal for children s parties, it will also be a creative and social activity for Mums and Dads with young children. However Juma is keen to point out it s just as much fun for adults whether in groups or individually. The shop will also offer other arts and crafts activities including t-shirt painting and baby hand and foot prints. Paint Pots will be taking up residence in the old Craske Building Supplies building at 34 High Street which is being refurbished by Grosvenor Homes Ltd and sub-divided into several smaller retail units. 34 High Street Downham Market We are led to believe that Paint Pots is the only confirmed tenant so far, however it is hoped that others will move into the new premises in due course. In these tough economic times it is wonderful to see a new business being launched, particularly one that will bring such colour and life to a once empty High Street retail unit. Everyone here at downhamweb wishes Paint Pots all the luck in the world, and we hope that Downham people will support them in the months and years to come. For more information visit the website:



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