Children in Winchcombe will soon have a new favourite shop.
Three sisters are expanding their toy shop to their hometown of Winchcombe following their success in the Regent Arcade.
Born and bred in the small Cotswold town, sisters Sarah Price, Melanie Fisher and Laura Davis are now all mothers and originally set up Toys to Grow in 2013 because they found it difficult to find good toys in town.
Just over two years later, the shop is thriving and after winning £3,000 from the Echo’s window display competition, the sisters have decided to put the profits to use.
The sisters are now in the process of setting up their second shop in Bull Lane, Winchcombe.
It will be bigger than the Cheltenham premises, and will even have an area dedicated to keeping children entertained whilst their parents browse.
Although the shop is in its early stages, the siblings have been busy painting the walls and preparing to open next month.
The Winchcombe shop, just like its other half in Cheltenham, will sell toys that are both traditional and educational.
Sarah, 39, said: “At the time of setting up our first shop, Winchcombe hadn’t developed as much as it has now, so Cheltenham seemed the obvious choice.
“But Winchcombe is growing, especially with the new estates and the new supermarket Budgens.”
She added: “We find that we have a lot of followers from Winchcombe because we’re local, so this seemed like the next logical step.
“We’re confident that it will do well. It will give Winchcombe residents more choice and it will give them another reason to stay local.
“We’re all very excited, especially because it’s our hometown.”
The sisters plan to work two days a week in each shop, so that none of them miss out.
Toys to Grow will have an opening night on May 6, which will feature nibbles, drinks and promotions.
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