End of an era as Wise Owl Toys set to close - The Worcester Observer

End of an era as Wise Owl Toys set to close

Worcester Editorial 4th Feb, 2020   0

A MUCH-LOVED Worcester toy shop will close its doors at the end of April after more than two decades at the heart of the city’s High Street.

Mark and Heather Stewart, owners of Wise Owl Toys, revealed the news on Facebook after ‘much thought and with mixed emotions’ in a post which sparked hundreds of tributes from city parents.

Wise Owl Toys opened 26 years ago initially as a ‘Left Handed’ shop but for the last 21 years its has traded as a traditional, educational toy shop. Children visit the shop for specialist handwriting help as well as for different, inspiring and fun toys with an educational bias.

The pair have vowed to ‘semi-retire’ and will retain their Left n Write website to offer training and campaigning for lefties across Worcester and beyond.

Writing on Facebook, the pair revealed they would hold a closing down sale before shutting up shop for the final time and paid tribute to customers past and present.

“We didn’t want to suddenly shut down, too great a shock for all of us, which is why we are announcing this now and we do hope that you will drop in and see us before we close,” they said.

“We have had a fantastic time over the past 20 plus years in our toy shop and have been greatly blessed with super customers, wonderful colleagues, supportive suppliers and their friendly reps.

“Thank you all so much for all your support and business throughout the years as, without you, we wouldn’t have survived twenty years on Worcester’s High Street.”

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