The No.10 Store in Little Bytham is nearing completion in preparation for its Opening Party on Saturday 14 May 2011. The shop now has a very different feel to it.
Tom has been able to use his architectural design skills to create something quite remarkable with central solid wood display areas, traditional wooden shelving and a bold counter – essential work as the former fittings had been removed. The stylish fittings are coordinated with a new stone floor and a ‘lick of paint’ in a warm but light shade. The transformation has not been an easy one, a huge amount of work has been completed, in a short period of time, including the installation of central heating, new lighting, the stone floor and a renovated shop front. The floor area has been almost doubled, through an expansion into an adjacent former stock room – creating greater space for a wider range of products.
As well as the necessary essentials of a village store – something for everyone including newspapers, milk, fresh bread and the conveniences of modern living – Meg has also sourced a number of popular local favourites. She has already arranged to sell meat from Grasmere Farm – the local pork butcher from Market Deeping, delicious bread from Belvoir Bakery, natural “nasties-free” drinks from Belvoir Fruit Farm, cakes from ‘Kate’s Little Cakes’ in Castle Bytham and a range of Oakham Ales. At the moment the Store will also be stocking Tuxford Mill flour and will, when the grain becomes available, sell Little Bytham flour from Tuxford Windmill. As Meg says … “It will be great to have the Little Bytham flour when its ready!”
Why not drop in for the Opening Party on Saturday 14 May 2011, between 4.00pm and 7.00pm – there will be champagne and locally made cup-cakes available – can you really resist?