Independent puts shop up for sale following owner death

Independent home furnishings and appliances business Barnetts has confirmed its closure following the death of its owner.

The business, which was based on Wellington Road in Rhyl, had been trading for almost 70 years but current owner Simon Cabb sadly passed away in September, leaving the future of the company uncertain.

His sister, Nicky Tunnicliff has recently assumed control of the shop, which was founded by her father Barney, and initiated a closing down sale after deciding not to keep the store open.

The family business will officially close on 20 October 2023.

The 1,500sqft shop has also been listed for sale, with a guide price of £50,000 to £70,000 being set on Rightmove.

“For sale by unconditional online auction, registration is now open. Bidding opens on 26/10/2023 17:30 and ends on 26/10/2023 18:35,” the listing said.

Nicky added that the decision has been a “hard pill to swallow” and “awfully sad”.

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