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Bury St Edmunds shop Sneezums to reopen after launch of new online store

One of the oldest family-run shops in Bury St Edmunds will reopen once it has launched a new online store.

Sneezums, a jewellers and photographic retailer in Cornhill, closed its doors on March 20 just before the UK entered the coronavirus lockdown and has not yet reopened.

Liz Sneezum, who owns the shop with sister Yvonne Scotford-Sneezum, said their immediate focus is to launch an online store before reopening.

Sneezums in Bury St Edmunds (42171401)
Sneezums in Bury St Edmunds (42171401)

She said: "We're going to focus on launching that first. We're nearly there but not quite. One step at a time - we're getting there.

"We've missed our customers, hopefully as they've missed us. We want to reopen these doors as soon as possible. This new venture for us as an online store has been brought about by the pandemic.

"All our staff are focusing on that at the moment and once we've done that we will then look at what's required to be Covid secure.

"We will follow the Government guidance and do what is required in order to deliver."

A date for reopening has not yet been fixed.

Sneezums was founded by their great-grandfather Henry in 1874 in Ipswich.

It has been based at its Bury St Edmunds site for decades.

Yvonne added: "We're excited about launching our new online site and we as partners and our staff are excited to reopen our doors to the public on the high street."

They invited customers looking for updates to leave their email address at www.sneezums.co.uk

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