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Friday, December 13, 2013
A Suffolk MP showed support for independent traders by officially opening a new shop in her constituency.
Therese Coffey cut the ribbon at Lilac Thyme – a flower shop in the old tourist information centre at Woodbridge station – run by town mayor Patti Mulcahy.
The opening coincided with the launch of a new initiative encouraging people to spend in local independent stores ahead of Christmas.
Dr Coffey said: “I am delighted to be backing Small Business Saturday by opening Lilac Thyme, a fantastic new business. Patti used to work for me in my constituency office so I am very proud that she has started her own business.”
Ms Mulcahy added: “I am delighted that Therese has agreed to officially open my new venture. The unit at the station has been empty for nearly a year so I am pleased that I have been able to bring it back into use. I hope Woodbridge residents will support my business this weekend and in the future.”