Shop staff raring to re-open their doors four years after building was destroyed by fire

Fakenham's Original Factory Shop is about to re-open in its original location in Market Place, Faken

Fakenham's Original Factory Shop is about to re-open in its original location in Market Place, Fakenham, following a fire four years ago. Pictured is assistant manager Christine Cutts and store manager, Venetia Lake, along with staff members. Picture: STUART ANDERSON - Credit: Archant

The team at Fakenham’s Original Factory Shop are putting the finishing touches on their Market Place store, which is set to finally re-open four years after it was destroyed by fire.

Fakenham's Original Factory Shop is about to re-open in its original location in Market Place, Faken

Fakenham's Original Factory Shop is about to re-open in its original location in Market Place, Fakenham, following a fire four years ago. Picture: STUART ANDERSON - Credit: Archant

Venetia Lake, store manager, said the shop would have a ‘soft opening’ on Wednesday (August 1) or Thursday, and would have a grand re-opening which begins at 8.30am on Saturday August 4, with special guests, birds of prey and activities.

Mrs Lake said the workforce had doubled to 16 - there were eight staff members before the fire - thanks to a partnership with the Job Centre.

MORE: Historic Fakenham building finally set to re-open after fire four years agoShe said: “I believe we’ve been very much missed by the town, and we’re hoping that with us returning we’re going to be back at the heart of the community. It’s a big thing for Fakenham and it’s also a big thing for the company.”

Also attending the grand opening will be the police, fire brigade and town mayor George Archeson.

The shop is located in the Aldiss building.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus