Florist moves over road to bigger shop

An Ilkeston florist has moved across the street into a ‘landmark store’ location.

Petals in Bath Street now occupies the building on the corner of Pelham Street, left empty when Sanders Menswear closed earlier this year.

Owner Ruth Gough hopes the vastly increased window space she has at the new premises will help to win her a sixth Best Window Display in the next Erewash Partnership Good Town Trader Awards.

“It’s just a bigger shop with better prospects and it’s more visible,” she said

“It’s a landmark store and I like this end of town

“It’s quieter and the rent isn’t as expensive as further up town.”