Frampton Cotterell loses two landmark businesses
FRAMPTON Cotterell’s butcher, Molesworths, has closed down after three years.
The Church Road shop's final day of trading was on January 4, with customers informed by a sign on the door which redirected them to the firm's shop in Henleaze, Bristol, which will deliver to Frampton on a Friday.
Shortly afterwards a post followed on the company’s Facebook page, where Nick Rapps, who ran the Frampton branch, wrote: “I’d wish to take the time to thank you all for shopping with us at our Frampton shop over the last three years.
"I’ve enjoyed every minute of it and got to know some really nice people. After a whirlwind week I’ve now settled in to our Henleaze shop and it’s looking to be a bright future.”
The Voice has approached Molesworths for comment. The sign in the door of the shop apologised to customers and said: "The figures just did not stack up."
The closure comes soon after the Live and Let Live pub in Clyde Road, below, closed its doors.
Landlady Karen Screen left to take over the Victoria Inn in Westbury-on-Trym in November and the pub is currently up for let. It is owned by the Wellington Pub Company, which is understood to be looking for a long-term tenant.