New Gloucester store Fab and Faded celebrates its official launch
Gloucester MP Richard Graham and the Mayor Councillor David Brown were amongst a number of guests who came to support and celebrate the official launch of new Gloucester antique store and flea market, Fab and Faded.
Friends, family and local business men and women were invited to enjoy champagne and nibbles whilst browsing the shop’s vast array of antiques, retro clothing, vintage furniture and furnishings.
Operating in a traditional flea-market format, the new store is the brain child of former Falkland’s veteran Dudley Taylor, who set up the business after being made redundant from a 15 year long career as a builder and site manager.
Over 30 guests came to celebrate the launch, including Councillors Paul James, Pam Tracey, David Brown, and the sheriff of Gloucester Phil Mclellan. County Councillors Kathy Williams and Leader of the County Council, Mark Hawthorne also attended the event.
Talking at the launch Owner Dudley said, “I am absolutely delighted to be launching Fab and Faded. Although initially it was a shock being made redundant, it has turned out to be for the best as I am now making a living doing something I love.”
The two-storey store contains a number of concessions, providing local traders with the space to sell their vintage and refurbished goods.
Mayor Councillor David Brown performed the official ribbon cutting ceremony, making a small speech whereby he reinstated the importance of celebrating and supporting local small businesses.
With a spacious and visually exciting layout, the store has plenty of gems and steals for customers to discover. Weary shoppers are even able to refuel and relax in the in-store coffee shop which sells a selection of refreshments.
For more information contact Dudley Taylor on: 07813 173 933 or visit www.fabandfaded.com