I haven't been in yet, because I've been put off by the shopfront. Brown background, olde worlde spelling, squiggly fonts and gold coloured lamps don't do it for me
I guess they had no choice in this, as it's a franchise so presumably the shopfront can't be altered to fit in with the location.
Sorry to hear the sweets are very expensive. Hope and Greenwood were expensive, but their sweets always seemed like a treat, and the packaging for their chocolate boxes was beautiful, with red ribbons which they hand tied for you. They were great for gifts, and you could choose chocolates to suit the recipient's taste.
Anyway, this seems like a different offering altogether to Hope and Greenwood. I expect they will do well and I'm sure they will manage without my custom
ETA: I think M&S's chocolates are mostly nicely packaged, and good value, especially at the lower price ranges. I have actually bought some specifically to reuse the box.
Velvetblueberry, do you have some connection with the new sweetshop?
ETA: Also, what is the "overpriced tat" you mention on Lordship Lane?
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit was june 01, 09:41am by Sue.