THREE Henley businesses are to leave the town and a new retailer is to open, writes Jamie Presland.
The Foam Fashion boutique, tapas restaurant La Bodega and estate agent UK Sotheby’s International Realty, all in Hart Street, are all to close or have already done so.
Meanwhile, interior design specialist Farrow & Ball is to open a shop in Thames Side.
Georgina Henderson, who has run Foam for nine years, says she can no longer sustain the losses caused by having a builder’s skip outside her shop which has driven away customers.
She has complained about the disruption since it began in February last year and even won a business rates reduction after being taken to court for non-payment.