Mr Simms Sweet Shop on the High Street in Ely is set to close.
In an announcement this morning, owner and manager David Learner said, “It’s with great sadness that I have to tell you that Mr Simms Ely will be closing soon. The combined efforts of business rates and the fading footfall on the High Street have made the renewal of our lease impossible. A final trading date will be announced shortly”.
The favorite shop of all children opened 5 years and has enjoyed a sweet success until recently, it seems.
Many have already taken to social media to say how sad the day has become with the news. Elizabeth said, “What sad news not only for yourselves but also the residents of Ely. My grandchildren love coming in and choosing some favourites. good luck for the future” and Zoe said, “This is such sad news, Evie and I absolutely love your shop, for its wonderful selection, but also it’s wonderful friendly staff. We wish you all the best, and hope your next adventure is a good one.”
David is also known for his generosity after giving away stock and prizes to local charity giveaways and for establishing Ely 501, the writing competition for children.
David, seen in a video we shot with him back in 2015 also said in his release, “If you have any unused Mr Simms Ely gift vouchers or Pick n Mix cards, please ensure these are used as soon as possible as they may not be used at any other branch Mr Simms.
“Thank you. The past five years have been truly extraordinary and a wonderful adventure.”
From everyone at Spotted in Ely we wish David and Jane all the best on the future and hope they find another project to fuel their passion soon.