February 21, 2014 11.26 am This story is over 117 months old

Lincoln trader moves from Waterside to High Street

Reframed: A picture framing businesses has moved from the Waterside to the High Street.

A Lincoln picture-framing business has moved from the Waterside Shopping Centre into a unit on the High Street.

Elliott’s made the move the upper High Street formerly occupied by clothing boutique Spinning Wheel.

Owner Richard Turner said: “Elliott’s has been going for 20 years. I had worked for the business before I took it over two years ago.

“My lease was coming-up for renewal and with the revamp of the mall also underway, I decided I would look for alternative city centre premises.”

He added: “I also considered the Sincil Street area, where there are plans to build the Lindongate development, but on balance decided to take the opportunity of leasing the former Spinning Wheel in the upper High Street when I saw it was available.

“It is proving ideal as it means I am in a great position to catch the attention of tourists, resident shoppers and also passing trade. I am also well-placed to offer a service to galleries and other business in this area.

“The move went very smoothly because the owner of the premises, Gerry Garside, allowed me plenty of time to move over from my previous unit.”

The new move was overseen by Chartered surveyor Banks Long & Co.

Director James Butcher said: “Last year Mr Garside instructed us to look for tenants for his retail units in Lincoln and in Mercer Row, Louth – which he had operated for many years under the well-known Spinning Wheel fascia – after deciding he wanted to ease into retirement.

“We are delighted to have let the former Spinning Wheel premises in Lincoln to Mr Turner on a five-year lease, after only a short burst of marketing, which is a further sign of the improving market conditions.”