Owners of furniture shop in Bury St Edmunds forced to move by parking restrictions

The Pine Shop is relocating due to parking problems  Pictured: Peter Edmunds, Ingrid Edmunds and Sam Clarke
The Pine Shop is relocating due to parking problems Pictured: Peter Edmunds, Ingrid Edmunds and Sam Clarke
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A furniture shop is to rebrand and relocate with the owners saying they have been forced to move because of parking restrictions.

The Pine Furniture Shop, which opened in Southgate Street, Bury St Edmunds 36 years ago, is set to move to the Barton Road retail park and rebrand as Edmunds and Clarke.

The Pine Shop is relocating due to parking problems  Pictured: Peter Edmunds, Ingrid Edmunds and Sam Clarke

The Pine Shop is relocating due to parking problems Pictured: Peter Edmunds, Ingrid Edmunds and Sam Clarke

Sam Clarke runs The Pine Furniture Shop with Peter Edmunds whose parents originally started the business.

“We have planning permission and are a week away from signing the lease,” said Sam.

“At the moment we have three different sites which we will bring under one roof.

“We are hoping to open the new shop by September but there is a lot of work to do and we are probably going to have to shut for a lot of August, potentially even a bit of July.

“The biggest problem we have at the moment is parking. A lot of business have left and been replaced with housing.

“We have a residents permits scheme but we are only allowed one permit for our customers – its ridiculous.

“We are sad to be moving. Everybody knows were are here. We have been established here for more than 35 years. Leaving here is going to be difficult.”

Customers, he said, have welcomed the move – mainly because of the parking issue.

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