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A WELL known gift and jewellery outlet on Annan High Street made a welcome return to business this week

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By Zac Hannay
Annan and Eskdale
Back open for business
BACK IN BUSINESS . . . Dave Bone and Eunice Welsh pictured outside the shop

Posthorn 90 had remained closed since a car crashed through the front facade of the shop building in April 2021, causing extensive damage. Shop workers Liz Bone and Joyce Henderson were both inside the premises at the time of the accident preparing for opening up after lockdown.

Eighteen months later the team are finally able to return to work following structural repairs, and a complete shop renovation inside and out. Owner Eunice Welsh this week said: “I wasn’t here, but the girls were inside getting the shop ready to re-open when it (the accident) happened.

DAMAGE . . . in April 2021 a car drove through the front of the shop

“It could have been a whole lot worse, no one knew the girls were in the shop at the time.

“I have got another shop in Castle Douglas which I have been at, but the girls haven’t been working.”

After a year and a half Eunice is over the moon to be back trading on the High Street once again and says a big effort has gone in to get to this stage.

She added: “I am absolutely delighted, I couldn’t have done it without Joyce, Liz and Dave ‘Gopher’ Bone.”

Eunice also wishes to express her thanks to Willie Burley from Stellar Services for the professional way in which he conducted the work to help towards re-opening, and Gemma Boyce from Perspective Building Consultancy.

And lastly, but not least, a word to the customers, Eunice added: “We have very much missed our regular customers and those who are yet to come and visit us.

“We are so excited to see their faces, we can’t wait to welcome everyone back.”

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