Grimsby Telegraph

Bargains at Twinkles as fancy dress shop reopens for last time


- By JAMIE WALLER @jamiewalle­r2

TWINKLES fancy-dress shop is offering bargains galore as it enters its final months of trading.

The popular Cleethorpe­s store has reopened after lockdown to get rid of its remaining stock. The iconic Grade II listed building is currently on the market, but will still be open to customers until a buyer is found. The costume shop was hard hit by the Covid pandemic. Owner Kath Darker said: “The last few weeks or months will be quite sad, as we will have been here 23 years in July.

“We will be open until the building is sold, which could be some time yet.

“There is lots of stock available if people want to come down and get a bargain. Some items have been reduced to as little as £1.

“If anyone has a party or a performanc­e coming up later in the year, now is the chance to get some great costumes for it.

“Sadly, three-quarters of our trade came through hiring costumes which isn’t really possible anymore. “It has been lovely to be open again and interactin­g with people after the lockdown. Long-time customers have been buying memorabili­a that they have fond memories of.”

The shop on Grimsby Road is open from 10am to 5pm Wednesday to Friday and 10am to 4pm on Saturday.

Kath plans to retire once the shop, which she has run for more than two decades, is sold.

Sadly, three-quarters of our trade came through hiring costumes which isn’t really possible anymore.

Kath Darker

The property is on the market with Bettles, Miles and Holland for £495,000.

A Bettles, Miles and Holland spokespers­on said: “The property is being used principall­y as a fancy dress centre in the showroom, upstairs above the showroom with the same proportion is a ballroom.

“Our vendor actually lives at the property on the first floor in the south east wing, g, the g ground floors of both wings and the upper floor of the north wing have all been let at various times to different parties i including offices, religious use, Z Zumba classes, fitness classes, danci ing lessons and discos.

“There is parking to the side and a also to the rear in the courtyard to t the back of the building.

“It is safe to say you will find it h hard to come across a property with s so much character and enjoyment i in its constructi­on from the clock t tower to the domes with the fabul lous glass windows, the sprung floor i in the ballroom, even the original t toilets have been retained.”

It also has an animal-print kitchen.

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Twinkles on Grimsby Road, Cleethorpe­s.

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