Fabric World Interiors on Sutton High Street will close after 35 years

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The shutters are coming down on one of Sutton’s oldest family businesses.

Fabric World Interiors has stood on a corner of Sutton High Street for 35 years.

The store specialises in curtains, interior design, making up and fitting.

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The family business has been kitting out Sutton homes for over three decades, making them part of the very fabric of the town.

It was opened in 1978 by Morris Shinerock, a flamboyant east-end businessman.

Since 1985 it has been run by his daughter Debra Gordon, who was just 25 when she took the reins.

On June 30 they will up sticks and move their store to West Street in Epsom.

The move has come about after the store was purchased by LXB Retail Properties.

The real estate firm are running the Old Gasworks development project, which will see a supermarket and residential units built to the north of Sutton High Street.

Ms Gordon said: "We have been here years and it's been wonderful.

"We have staff in their 70's, who have been making curtains for us since the store opened.

"We have also been serving different generations of the same family."

Fabric World Interiors will still be based at 287 High Street, Sutton, until the last day of June.


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1:44pm Tue 20 May 14

LiberalsOut says...

Not much of the old Sutton for them to destroy now
I wish them every success in Epsom
Not much of the old Sutton for them to destroy now I wish them every success in Epsom LiberalsOut
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10:04pm Tue 20 May 14

Michael Pantlin says...

Good it's a move and not curtains.
Good it's a move and not curtains. Michael Pantlin
  • Score: 6

10:34pm Tue 20 May 14

Mr Flange of Wallington says...

LiberalsOut wrote:
Not much of the old Sutton for them to destroy now
I wish them every success in Epsom
They're moving to make way for the new gas works redevelopment. Sutton's loss is Epsom's gain.
[quote][p][bold]LiberalsOut[/bold] wrote: Not much of the old Sutton for them to destroy now I wish them every success in Epsom[/p][/quote]They're moving to make way for the new gas works redevelopment. Sutton's loss is Epsom's gain. Mr Flange of Wallington
  • Score: 6

8:34am Wed 21 May 14

sfocata says...

It's only a move, not the end of a business. Just go to Epsom instead?
It's only a move, not the end of a business. Just go to Epsom instead? sfocata
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