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Two pop-up shops open in Maidenhead

Two new pop-up shops have set up in town in time for Christmas.

Pop Up in Maidenhead will showcase products from 30 independent retailers based in the area.

The shop, which is inside the Nicholsons Centre near Caffe Nero, will be run by Ranjana Nagi, who organises Eat on the High Street, Claudine Andrews, from Shabbytique, and Kate Allan, who runs Made in Maidenhead.

Ranjana said: “The idea of the pop-up shop came about since we were being approached by many start-ups who can’t afford retail space and would like to get involved in selling their products for Christmas and make the locals aware of their business ventures and hopefully set them up for next year.

“We are not running this shop for profit. It is simply an event for Maidenhead and its shoppers and to encourage local buying and to help the smaller businesses who are supplying the shop succeed.”

From the Kiln, also in the Nicholsons Centre, will sell homemade ceramic items.

Sally Dorrity, who is one of the 13 ceramicists involved, said: “The Nicholsons Centre has been extremely supportive. For us it’s a great opportunity both to sell our work and to engage with our

customers.”

Pop Up in Maidenhead will be open from Monday until December 21. From the Kiln will be open daily until Christmas Eve from 10am-5pm.

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